EVENTS

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Everyone is welcome

Tender Funerals Canberra Region regularly hosts events to support our community, improve death literacy and develop Tender and its place in the region.

What is death literacy? Death literacy is understanding your rights, responsibilities and choices in relation to your own death, or the death of others. It’s feeling prepared emotionally and practically. This could be having all your paperwork in order to make it easy for your family to honour your choices at a time when you can’t speak for yourself. Or, it could be feeling equipped to help somebody else on their journey to feeling prepared and accepting of what lies ahead.

Our community events can be invigorating social get-togethers for the curious, like our Tender Talks. They can be opportunities to connect your heart and hands with purpose, like our shroud-making workshops. Or they can be an opportunity for a light-hearted look at something deeply fascinating, like our Deathly Science in the Pub.

Whatever it is, everyone is welcome at a Tender event! 

Upcoming events

Look who’s talking!

Look who’s talking!

Did you know Tender will come to you? Our staff and volunteers love coming to social groups, clubs or workplaces to get the conversation started about dying, death and funerals.

Tender Talk @ Dickson Library

Tender Talk @ Dickson Library

We’re pleased to be part of the Chatterbox Series at Dickson Library. Come and join us for a conversation about death, dying, funerals and more.

Past Events 

Tender Talk @ Braidwood

Tender Talk @ Braidwood

Join our Chair, Catherine Bell, on 16 March for a Tender Talk about the possibilities for death care and funerals in regional areas.

Goulburn Senior’s Expo

Goulburn Senior’s Expo

Join us at the Goulburn Senior’s Expo on March 14 at the Grace Millison Centre as part of the NSW Senior’s Festival 2024

Tender Talk @ Goulburn Mulwaree Library

Tender Talk @ Goulburn Mulwaree Library

We’re delighted to be hosted by the Goulburn Mulwaree Library for our first Tender Talk of 2024.

Come and join us for a conversation about death, dying, funerals and more.

Hartley Hall Markets, Dec 3

Hartley Hall Markets, Dec 3

Hall Showground Sunday, 3 December 10am - 3pm Come and visit our stall at the Hartley Hall Markets. There you can... Pick up our free Tender Bookmark, which has a handy checklist of things to think about for your funeral Check out our beautiful cardboard coffin,...

Death Walker Training

Death Walker Training

23 - 25 February 2024 Zenith Virago presents a 3-day non-residential intensive, informative and intimate workshop to explore and explain multiple aspects of death, dying, loss and ceremony. Tender Funerals Canberra Region is excited to be bringing deathwalker,...

Science Week 2023 –  Dying, Death & Disposal

Science Week 2023 – Dying, Death & Disposal

Friday 18 August 6pm at the Woden Library We're pleased to partner with Libraries ACT on this free event for National Science Week. Despite death being one thing we all have in common, it remains a topic that many people find uncomfortable, if not downright scary. Yet...

Dying to Know Day 2023 – “Things to Know Before You Go”

Dying to Know Day 2023 – “Things to Know Before You Go”

Tuesday 8 August 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Our friends at the Health Care Consumers’ Association Inc are running an informative and engaging panel on end-of-life matters on Tue, Aug 08, 2023, at 1:00 pm at Council on the Ageing ACT's Hall, 2 Wisdom Street, Hughes. At Dying to...

Tender Talk @ Tilley’s ~ Advance Care Planning Week

Tender Talk @ Tilley’s ~ Advance Care Planning Week

March 22 2023  10:30 am - 12:30 pm Join us at Tilley's for a cuppa (maybe cake) and a respectful conversation. As part of Advance Care Planning Week we will provide resources and guidance on the Advance Care Planning process. Tender Talks are our spin on the...

Tender Talk @ Two Before Ten

Tender Talk @ Two Before Ten

April 18 2023 11 am - 12:20 pm Join us at Two Before Ten in Gungahlin for a cuppa (maybe cake) and a respectful conversation. Tender Talks are our spin on the increasingly famous 'death cafe'; a space created specifically for people to talk about death and dying....

Tender Talk @ Pollen

Tender Talk @ Pollen

21 May 2023 1:30 pm - 3pm Join us at Pollen at the Australian National Botanic Gardens for a cuppa (maybe cake) and a respectful conversation. Tender Talks are our spin on the increasingly famous 'death cafe'; a space created specifically for people to talk about...