In recent years, it has been a rise in popularity of ‘no-fuss’ budget funerals with consumers in Melbourne & Victoria wanting as little fuss as possible for the cremation of the body.

A ‘no fuss’ or what is commonly referred to as ‘direct cremation’ is the cheapest and simplest type of funeral for people on a budget.

It involves collection of the body, and carrying out the cremation, (usually with no one present), and return the ashes afterwards.


There’s no ceremony, no funeral service, and no fuss

Everything is arranged very simply and carried out with respect and dignity.

Both David Bowie and the novelist Anita Brookner, went for “direct cremation”, where the body is sent straight to the cremator from hospital or home, with no attendance or ceremony.

Ashes are returned to the family allowing family and friends to celebrate their life and relationships several months later, in a place special to them.


The biggest benefit a ‘no fuss’ cremation offers is time

Time for the family to organise a tribute or celebration of life without rushing and at a time and location that suits them.

The memorial can take whatever form the family chooses, but the option means they generally don’t go to the crematorium to witness the cremation itself.


‘There is a lot to be said for this option’

According to eziFunerals, there is a lot to be said for this minimalist option, not least cost; with funerals costing more than $7,449 on average, with many costing much more.

“A direct committal can start from $1500. If you’re paying more than $3000 then you could be paying too much. So it pays to do your homework and shop around!”

The high cost of funerals: Shop around!


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Baby boomers are moving toward cheap and cheerful funerals

Baby Boomers in Adelaide are now less religious compared to previous generations and are changing the game for their parents and themselves.

Seeing a coffin being lowered into the ground or disappearing behind curtains is a dramatic touch many people would be grateful not to have to go through, as their last physical connection with their loved one. 

They’re choosing alternative ways of saying goodbye, whether it’s a cremation instead of a burial, scattering ashes instead of visiting a grave, or even a celebration of that person’s life instead of a more sombre, all-black affair.

Make your funeral choice, the easy choice!


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Funeral Director Name


86 Bullumwaal Rd, Bairnsdale VIC 3875
Simplicity Funerals 3/ 28 Station St, Bayswater VIC 3153
Skehan A & Co 31 Powlett St, Kilmore VIC 3764
Stanley A. Hollibone & Son Pty Ltd 7 Droop St, Footscray VIC 3011
Taylor E & Son IVANHOE VIC 3079
Ted Bull Funeral Services 32 Grant Rd, Somerville VIC 3912
Tobin Brothers Asian Funerals 505 Princes Hwy, Noble Park VIC 3174
Tobin Brothers Greek Funerals 816 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster VIC 3108
Tobin Brothers Spanish Funerals NORTH MELBOURNE VIC 3051
Tom Bulls Funeral Care MORNINGTON VIC 3931
Traditional Funeral Services 13 Sutherland Ave, Kew East VIC 3102
Tripodi Funerals COBURG VIC 3058
Tuckers Funeral & Bereavement Service Grovedale Chapel & Reception Cnr Pioneer Rd and Torquay Rd, Grovedale VIC 3216
Tuckers Funeral & Bereavement Service Highton Chapel Highton VIC 3216
Tuckers Funeral & Bereavement Service Les Cole Chapel 55 Hope St, Geelong West VIC 3218
VCAY Funeral Directors OAKLEIGH VIC 3166
Walter Warne Footscray VIC 3011
Warne Walter A FOOTSCRAY VIC 3011
Warrnambool Cemetery 56-60 Verdon St, Warrnambool VIC 3280
Welshpool Memorial Hall 49 Main St, Welshpool VIC 3966
Werribee Funerals 11- 13 Greaves St, Werribee VIC 3030
Westernport Funeral Care Hastings VIC 3915
White Lady Funerals MORNINGTON VIC 3931
Williamstown Funeral Services 81 Kororoit Creek Rd, Williamstown VIC 3016
Wimmera Funerals 1 Wilson Street Horsham 3400
Wonthaggi Funeral Services 176- 178 Graham St, Wonthaggi VIC 3995
Yarram Funeral Services 175 Commercial Rd, Yarram VIC 3971

*Note: This is not an exhaustive list. Please visit eziFunerals and get multiple quotes before you select a funeral director near you.




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