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Note: Although we only support independent funeral homes, not all independent funeral homes are members of eziFunerals. So there may be other funeral homes available to you. We also don’t recommend specific funeral homes, services or providers. Member funeral directors who decide to register on our site pay a monthly subscription or lead fee. We may list the order of these funeral directors based on the level of membership, area searched and date of listing, so please don’t interpret the listing order as an endorsement or recommendation from us. Refer to our funeral director pricing page for information. If you decide to request a quote through our website you will be dealing directly with the funeral home or provider and not with us. We endeavour to ensure that the information on this site is current and accurate but you should confirm any information with the funeral home or service provider and read the information they can provide.
FIND THE RIGHT FUNERAL DIRECTOR
Our member funeral directors provide experienced and professional support to families across the Australia. They are committed to helping you through what is often a difficult time. They’ll help you create a unique personal funeral for a loved one with as much support as you need.
For immediate assistance or advice, please contact your chosen funeral home by telephone 24 hours a day. If you prefer, you can visit your local funeral home to discuss funeral arrangements.
Before choosing a funeral home, make sure you consider the following points.
Research funeral directors
Don’t hurry while choosing a funeral director. Take the time to look at every option in your area. Avoid the big funeral chains. Evaluate their services with your wishes in mind before narrowing down a couple to reach out to.
For example, if you are looking for a funeral director in you area, ensure they are independent and try to reach at least five nearby funeral homes to get the best-suited one.
Compare funeral director fees
After short-listing a few funeral homes, check out the prices and what specific services are covered in their funeral prices to make sure they are suitable and reasonable for your budget. A funeral director in one suburb might not be charging the same as the funeral director in another suburb. Therefore, make sure you ask for a breakdown of the prices before making the final choice.
Check funeral director reviews
Checking reviews of the funeral homes and directors to get a clear insight about the service quality and the type of values they hold. Feel free to check the review of funeral directors in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and more. The most recent reviews will typically be the most reliable.
Visit the funeral director home
It is essential that you judge the location in person to know if the space will accommodate the guests and how long the commute will be. Usually, funeral directors cover the 10 to 15 km and charge extra to cover the travel expenses. For example, some funeral directors prefer not to travel out of the city for the funerals.
Is the funeral director right for you
Some funeral directors offer a range of special arrangements, such as eco-friendly, natural burials, traditional funeral services and alternative contemporary options. It is advisable to discuss in advance about any preference or wishes you have to include in the funeral process to make sure everything is done as per your specifications. Most funeral directors in Australia recommend that your share your wishes in the very first meeting.
Ask for funeral payment options
Ask the funeral director what kind of payment options are available and what mode of payment is acceptable so that you don’t end up looking for cash at the payment time. Check the guides on eziFunerals to check the preferred payment methods of each funeral home. For example, most funeral directors in Australia will list their preferred mode of payment to make sure there are no surprises later on.
eziFuneralPay provides a Buy Now Pay Later payment option for a time when you need it the most. With eziFuneralPay you can focus on saying goodbye to your loved one, without having to pay upfront.
Check the funeral director’s qualifications
Make sure to check the qualifications of the funeral director you are choosing. Many national organisations require that funeral directors be approved or certified. To get the most adequate support and guidance during this highly stressful time, it is best to search for funeral directors around Australia, for example, that are acknowledged for their expertise.
Listen to your gut feeling
Lastly, a funeral is undoubtedly an essential part of celebrating a person’s life. Consider all the above points and decide what makes you feel comfortable. Once you’ve hire the right funeral home or director, you should feel relaxed about the funeral.
eziFunerals is helping people make the most suitable choice when it comes to funeral services. We are proud to be part of something so meaningful to so many people across most Australian cities to help them get funeral services without spending an unnecessary amount of money and time.