A ‘destitute’ funeral
If a deceased person has no pre-arranged funeral, and no money or assets to pay for a funeral they are called a ‘destitute’.
The Australian government, the coroner, the police, and other required government departments will investigate to determine whether a person is a ‘destitute’. The police will often assist the Coroner in this investigation.
If there is no money to fund the funeral the deceased is usually cremated and buried in a common grave and identified by a number and no other headstone.