Following the deadliest pandemic in modern human history, we have continued to see a trend towards online cremation websites offering funeral prices at prices 3-5 times below the industry average.

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However, most people are unaware that many cheap online cremation websites are not real funeral homes; therefore, don’t provide the same level of personal service as local well established  funeral homes.

Although organising a funeral will be one of the most difficult things we will ever be asked to do, it’s important to do your homework and be wary.

Don’t forget the old saying ‘You get what you pay for”. This is just as true with funerals.

You only get one chance at a funeral service, so it’s important that you find a funeral home that’s right for you.


Connect with local independent funeral homes for a fair and dignified service

Independent funeral directors listed with eziFunerals are privately-owned businesses run by small teams, rather than those managed by large corporate chains and online websites funded by corporate investors. They’re usually family-run businesses that pride themselves on their quality of customer service, and many have been in business for generations. They have been proudly serving our local communities with fair and affordable funeral services for many years.

Our members are dedicated funeral professionals who will assist you in making all the funeral service arrangements. From coffin choices to funeral flowers, our local member funeral directors can provide individualised funeral services designed to meet the needs of each family.


Things to consider before selecting a funeral director?

eziFunerals recommends that you ask yourself the following questions before selecting a funeral director.

  • Ask yourself, what am I giving up by going with a cheap online cremation offer?
  • Am I missing out on using a local business who hires locals and volunteers time and money to the community?
  • Am I missing out on experience, or quality, or service?
  • Am I using a middleman who is going to transfer my loved ones body to another provider to be cremated?
  • Am I using a funeral business that is cutting corners?
  • How will the funeral home care for my loved one before, during and after the cremation?
  • Where and how will my loved one be transferred to the crematorium?
  • Am I missing out if I use a cremation provider that really cares and is going to support me throughout the process?

In other words, look beyond price and ask questions about what makes a funeral provider different and ask questions about things that are important to you.

We all know that the cheapest is not necessarily the best. Something has to give and this normally means poor service and low quality. In the case of laying someone to rest, dignity and respect for the person that has passed away, can often be the biggest casualty.



About eziFunerals

eziFunerals supports individuals and families cope with end of life decisions, death and funerals. We are an independent, Australian-owned and operated company. We are not part of any other funeral company.

Our member Funeral Directors operate in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Australia wide. Thet are chosen for their knowledge, quality, service, personalisation and experience. They go above and beyond, and will take the time to support the family.

For more information or to make contact with a trusted Independent funeral director, call eziFunerals on 1300 236 402 or visit

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