Former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer will be farewelled in Albury next week.
The father-of-two's funeral has been scheduled for Thursday.
The details are being organised through the office of Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who has been in Vietnam.
Mr Fischer's would not be the first state funeral held for a former Country Party member with ties to North East Victoria.
The long-serving member for Benambra Tom Mitchell was accorded the honour at Corryong upon his death in 1984.
Meanwhile, a Border cancer centre administrator yesterday applauded Mr Fischer and his wife Judy Brewer for their support of the treatment hub.
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Family requested donations for the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre in lieu of flowers in the wake of Mr Fischer's death on Wednesday night.
A board member of the cancer centre trust John Watson said within hours of the 1990s National Party leader's passing more than $200 had been donated.
"We're very grateful to Tim Fischer and Judy Brewer and family that they have recognised the cancer trust and cancer centre and that is still ongoing and that after Tim's death they want to give back to the cancer centre," Mr Watson said.
Last month a train journey from Albury to Boree Creek hosted by Mr Fischer raised $1000 for the cancer centre.
Then Mr Fischer spoke of his health and said it varied "but thanks to the good work of the Albury cancer centre I have no complaints".
Mr Watson shared the train car with Mr Fischer, discussing among other items freight rail hubs at Ettamogah and Barnawartha North.