The following information is provided as a community service. The City of Perth is not affiliated in any way with the Australian Bereavement Register or Alliance Data Suppression Services Pty Ltd.
Please direct any related enquiries using the contact details at the end of this page.
What Is The Australian Bereavement Register about?
The Australian Bereavement Register is a free service launched in 2012 and provided to consumers by Alliance Data Suppression Services Pty Ltd,
The service helps stop unwanted direct mail being sent to the deceased, thus reducing the risk of distress this can cause to the surviving relatives and friends.
Everyone receives direct mail from companies selling products and services. In life this can be an irritation but when we die the postman can become an unwelcome and upsetting visitor for the family we leave behind. By registering with this free service the names and addresses of the deceased are removed from mailing lists, thereby helping to put a stop to items of post being sent.
Why Is it important?
On average, a deceased person will continue to receive 68 items of direct mail during the first 12-months following their death. With upwards of 140,000 people dying annually in Australia, this amounts to a staggering 9.5 million pieces of unnecessary direct mail being sent every year.
Many organisations are trying to do something about this situation by subscribing to this service to ensure that the name and address details of a deceased person are removed from their mailing lists so that the unsolicited mail is stopped.
How is The Australian Bereavement Register being compiled?
Alliance Data Suppression Services Pty Ltd engage directly with the bereaved, gathering fully permissioned and verified records:
TABR leaflets are found in a number of key distribution points throughout the country:
- Funeral Directors
- Solicitors Firms
- Aged Care Facilities
- Local Councils
Each leaflet clearly explains how the data will be used and includes a REPLY PAID post registration form.
Call Centre and Website
TABR has a dedicated call centre that operates 7 days a week. The website http://www.tabr.com.au offers online registration for individual consumers and for organisations working in the bereavement industry to register their clients.
About Alliance Data Suppression Services Pty Ltd.
The Australian Bereavement Register was formed with the following objectives:
- Relieve people from the distress of receiving mail addressed to deceased friends and family.
- To clean up the direct mail industry by creating a central register of deaths.
- Curtail the wasted resources and environmental impact of nearly 10 million undeliverable mail items each year.
The register is managed by an Australian company called Alliance Data Suppression Services Pty Ltd. Originally formed in 2008, the company was founded on a single principal - to clean up the Direct Marketing industry by enabling companies to rid their database of out-of-date and inaccurate customer information.
Should you have any further questions about The Australian Bereavement Register, please contact Glenn Harrison on 1300 873 849 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org