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Do It Yourself Funerals

It is possible to organise a funeral yourself without using a funeral director providing you obtain a Single Funeral Permit and comply with the relevant State requirements. By obtaining a Single Funeral Permit you become the “Funeral Director” and it is your responsibility to arrange all permits and applications as well as all other matters associated with the funeral.

Although a do it yourself ’ funeral can be a complex undertaking, it can also be very rewarding. Some people find it helps them come to terms with the death of a loved one. It can also be significantly cheaper than using a funeral director.

eziFunerals has prepared the following guides to support and assist people who may prefer not to use a funeral director and would like to conduct the funeral (burial or cremation) themselves.


Peter is the Founder & Owner of eziFunerals Pty Ltd. Published Author - ‘What Kind Of Funeral?, Vivid Publishing. He has a long family history within the funeral industry and understands the issues faced by both consumers and funeral directors when arranging a funeral from Cradle2grave®.

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