What if there is no money to pay for a funeral? 

Funerals are expensive and unfortunately, people don’t always set aside money to pay for them. How much public and private assistance is available will depend on where you live and your financial circumstances.

Do I have to call the police when there is a death at home? 

You may not have to notify the police when there is a death at home. Exactly who you call will depend on the circumstances of the death.

Are there people other than a funeral director that can help me plan a funeral? 

You will likely need a funeral director to help you make arrangements for handling the body, but in many states, this is not required. If you are in an area that permits single funeral permits, you may be able to handle most of the preparation yourself. As far as arranging the ceremony, you may find that you would like to work with a funeral celebrant. A funeral celebrant is a trained professional whose job is to help you plan the type of ceremony you would like. 

How do I decide if cremation is right for me or my loved one? 

Today, most people decide that cremation is the right choice for them. Whether or not to be cremated is a personal decision that only you can make. The best way to make an informed decision is to learn as much as you can about it. We have a comprehensive section of information relating to cremation that can help you understand how the process works and what type of questions you should ask in order to decide what’s right for you.

Do I have to have a funeral?

No! You do not have to have a funeral. For some people, a memorial service (a body is not present) is preferred. For others, there is no ceremony at all. The way you memorialise a lovedone is entirely up to you. 

Tools to Help With Funeral Planning

eziFunerals can help you be prepared before you meet with your funeral director. You’ll be guided step-by-step through the planning process using our funeral planning tools.

Visit our Record Your Funeral Wishes section. In a matter of minutes, you’ll have created a basic funeral plan and will find out your estimated funeral cost. There’s no charge and no obligation. Give it a try!


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 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 www.ezifunerals.com.au.

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Peter Erceg is the Owner and Founder of eziFunerals. He has had a long history within the funeral industry, and is a published author of ‘What Kind Of Funeral: A self help guide to planning a meaningful funeral’. Prior to eziFunerals, Peter worked in the public sector and health industry for more than 30 years. The views and opinions expressed on posts are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of eziFunerals and members.