Famous Last Words!
Telling the extraordinary stories of all Australians
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the appointment take?
What happens at the appointment?
How can I best prepare?
The most important thing you can do to prepare is to think about your “Famous Last Words” – normally a paragraph or 2 that is a message for your family and friends.
What do I wear?
How much does it cost?
You pay that in two instalments $500 when you make the appointment and the other $495 on the day.
What do I get for my money?
Your story will then be transcribed and edited, and 14 days later presented to you in a Folio. In the folio you can store other valuable documents like wills, funeral pre arrangements or insurance policies etc.
Why should I tell my story now instead of leaving it up to family to tell it after I die?
Firstly, because its the truth. Its your story to tell, not someone else recollection of your life.
Secondly – because when someone else is given the task of telling your story they agonise over what to leave in and what to take out. Does it matter if you were academic or sporty? Does it matter if you broke your nose playing footy when you were 11?
Thirdly its a very difficult and emotional time for your family and friends – and writing your story takes the burden from them.
They open the folio and everything they need is in there. That’s the story of your life. There’s no question about what you would or wouldn’t like to have said. It’s all right there.