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Place an Obituary

How to place an obituary in Maitland Mercury

Families and friends can place their tributes and obituary notices both in the trusted local newspaper and on its website.
The additional benefits are that online visitors can view the obituary, enter condolence messages, photos and memories in the guestbook, and even add a family or special video tribute. Obituaries are online for 365 days and a personalised guest book is open for 30 days.
The inclusive in-paper and online notices packages offers:

Print notices
1 Death Notice –Please discuss your requirements for a traditional print notice announcement with our friendly telephone consultant on 02 4931 0100 who will talk you through the special packages. Pricing is generally dependent on the notice length or minimum number of lines. Display classifieds, usually with a border and picture, are charged by the column centimetreand priced at a higher rate.
2 Family and Friends obituary supporting notice of condolence
3 Funeral Notice – information about the service – date, time and location
4 In Memoriam Notice – a commemoration of the life of a loved one on the anniversary of the death, birthday, special anniversary or significant religious occasion

Online notices
1 Allows people in neighbouring towns, neighbourhoods or overseas to learn the news, keep in touch and place a supporting notice
2 The Guest book, open for 30 days, provides an outlet for personal obituaries and condolences. Family, friends and acquaintances can freely express their personal thoughts and interact with one another. Ask how families can sponsor a guest book for a year or longer and obtain copies.
3 Photographs, video and unlimited text biographies can be included in the personal Guest book for everyone to celebrate a life

Mobile notices
Family, friends and acquaintances can view the notices from their mobile telephones or devices by logging onto tributes.maitlandmercury.com.au.  

How to place an obituary in The Maitland Mercury
For information on submitting a Tribute Notice in The Maitland Mercury, please phone 02 4931 0100 or email cheryl.clarke@fairfaxmedia.com.au.

Deadlines
Publication on Monday: Telephone deadline is 4:30pm Friday. Email deadline is 4:00pm Friday.
Publication on Tuesday: Telephone deadline is 4:30pm Monday. Email deadline is 4:00pm Monday.
Publication on Wednesday: Telephone deadline is 4:30pm Tuesday. Email deadline is 4:00pm Tuesday.
Publication on Thursday: Telephone deadline is 4:30pm Wednesday. Email deadline is 4:00pm Wednesday.
Publication on Friday: Telephone deadline is 4:30pm Thursday. Email deadline is 4:00pm Thursday.

How can I request a correction to a Tribute Notice?
Corrections must be handled through the newspaper. For more information on corrections, please phone – 02 4931 0100 or email cheryl.clarke@fairfaxmedia.com.au..

What if I have another question?
If you have a question that is not addressed on this page, please send us an email. Our staff will be happy to assist you. We generally respond to inquiries within 1 business day. Please phone 02 4931 0100 or email cheryl.clarke@fairfaxmedia.com.au.
Do you have questions about how to write an obituary? Visit this guide to writing an obituary.
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