Dying to Know Day – 8th August 2019

Dying to Know Day is a National Day on the Australian calendar, held on the 8th August, purpose is to bring to life conversations and community actions around death, dying, bereavement and planning for end of life.


  • Australians are not dying the way they want to; 75% of us want to die at home, but less than 20% do.

  • Australians are not planning well for death - less than 10% of us have an advance care plan.

  • It’s time to bust the myth that death is taboo and no one wants to talk about it or plan for it, over 60% of Australians want more conversations about death and dying.

Daniel Woods Funeral Care’s objective is to raise awareness of D2K Day in the Wagga Wagga community by holding two information forums on the 8th August with our primary focus being on normalising dying and to help the community work out what’s right for them at the end of their lives, understanding and differentiating terminology and options is key.


  • Toni Coleman - Palliative Care Nurse & independent advocate

  • Rhys Bower - owner/partner - Bower Wood Lawyers

  • Tony Dacey - branch mgr - NSW Trustee Guardian

  • Danny Woods - Daniel Woods Funeral Care - host


Information Forum: Riverine Club

11.00am to 12.30 pm
Corner Tarcutta & Sturt Streets, Wagga Wagga

Death Café: Rabbit Books

5.30pm to 7.00pm
44 Johnston Street, Wagga Wagga

RSVP for Death Café: https://d2kdwagga.eventbrite.com.au

Cristy Houghton