PREPAID FUNERALS BRISBANE

There is a big push by some funeral companies to tout the benefits of the pre-paid plans in Brisbane, Queensland they sell. They urge customers to pay for their own funeral in advance—in order to spare their loved ones the trouble and expense and lock in current prices.

Although these companies will always tell you about the pros of prepaid funeral plans, there are also lots of cons that you should be aware. But don’t just take our word for it!

The recent Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation, and Financial Services Industry (the Royal Commission) raised some serious findings relating to some prepaid finance products.

Choice, Australia’s leading consumer advocacy group, has claimed that some funeral providers are unfairly profiting from Australians who purchase pre-paid plans. “Australians don’t always get the full benefits when it comes to prepaid plans,” Choice’s investigative journalist Saimi Jeong said.

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s Moneysmart website also cautions that prepaid funerals can be inflexible and it may not be possible to get your money back once you’ve paid for your funeral, should you change your mind later.

 

 

What are the risks of prepaid funerals

The truth is that it is usually not wise to pay ahead in Brisbane, Queensland. No matter how attractive the business makes it sound, there are serious drawbacks to prepaid funerals in Brisbane that companies will not tell you about.

Things you should consider:

  • If you cancel, move or change your plan, you may not receive a full refund.
  • The money you pay for funeral arrangements now won’t be available for emergencies later.
  • Money spent today may not cover future funeral costs, which could result in the use of cheaper products or requests for additional money.
  • Family members may not be aware that funeral costs have been paid, and may pay at a different funeral home.
  • If you die interstate and your family employs another funeral home there, it may be difficult to get a refund.
  • By the time of your death, the funeral home may have a poor reputation, or be out of business entirely.

 

Are there better options?

There are much safer and better alternatives to prepaid funerals in Brisbane, such as setting up a special bank account, recording your funeral wishes (pre-need planning) and shopping around. These options reduce the risk of losing your money and provide your family with much greater control when the time comes.

 

Set up a Funeral bank account

According to Moneysmart, the simplest way to pay for your funeral is to save up for it. Set up a term deposit or savings account separate from your everyday bank account. Remember to tell your family and beneficiaries about it so they can use your savings to pay for your funeral. (Don’t nominate a funeral director as a beneficiary).

 

Record your funeral wishes

With eziFunerals, you can record your funeral wishes in advance by filling out a pre-need planning form. You can then store it in a secure Dashboard. You can also appoint your funeral guardian/s. Most importantly, be sure to tell your family about your plan. Walk them through every detail. Give them copies of your written funeral wishes.

 

Shop around and get quotes

By comparison shopping, you can make reasonably priced funeral arrangements, without setting aside large sums of money or prepaying anything. eziFunerals helps you get detailed quotes from several multiple homes —and compare prices. You’ll see big price differences for essentially the same goods and services. Visit our list of independent funeral homes, and choose the one you like best.

 

In summary

Your family will have to make choices after you die and you cannot just prepay these choices away.

You and your family will enjoy greater peace of mind, if you just simply plan ahead without the need to pre-pay your funeral up front. By planning your funeral in advance,  your family will be more empowered to shop around and make your funeral arrangements much easier. But if you decide to pre-pay your funeral in advance, be very cautious and read the contract.

 

FIND A FUNERAL DIRECTOR ADDRESS
AA Cairns Funeral Advisory Service Cairns QLD 4870
A Commendable Cremations Brisbane QLD 4000
A Direct Cremation Stapylton QLD 4207
AA A Gold Coast Funeral 1 Central Dr, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
AA A Newhaven Funeral Stapylton QLD 4207
AA A Southport Cremation Service 43 Lower West Burleigh Rd,, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
AA Tony Hollands Funerals 14 Honora St, Jimboomba QLD 4280
Allora & Clifton Funeral Services 314 James St, Toowoomba QLD 4350
Ashley Heritage 43 Lower West Burleigh Rd,, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
Australian Legends Funerals Unit 3 120 Gardens Dr, Willawong QLD 4110
Bargara Funeral Directors Cnr Tarakan and Tobruk Sts, Bundaberg QLD 4670
Black’s Funerals & Crematorium 66 Butler St, Tully QLD 4854
Breslin Funerals 2 Easterby St, Gladstone QLD 4680
Bribie Island Funeral Directors Unit 2 22 Benabrow Ave, Bellara QLD 4507
Brisbane City Cemeteries Brisbane QLD 4000
Brisbane Crematorium Ltd 42 Gaza Rd, Holland Park QLD 4121
Brisbane Valley Funerals 13 Elizabeth St, Esk QLD 4312
Brisbane Wide Cremations Kallangur QLD 4503
Brown F.C. & Co. Cnr Tarakan and Tobruk Sts, Bundaberg QLD 4670
Bundaberg’s Crematorium & Associated Local Funeral Directors Cnr Tarakan and Tobruk Sts, Bundaberg QLD 4670
Burdekin Funerals 26 Darwin St, Ayr QLD 4807
Burstow T.S. Funerals Pty Ltd 9 Rochedale St, Dalby QLD 4405
Burstows 1020 Ruthven St South, Toowoomba QLD 4350
Burstows Complete Funeral Care 1020 Ruthven St, Toowoomba QLD 4350
Burstows Grief and Loss Resources 1001 Ruthven St, Toowoomba QLD 4350
Caloundra Funerals Woodlands Blv, Meridan Plains QLD 4551
Cape York Funeral Services 39 Endeavour Valley Rd, Cooktown QLD 4895
Celebrant Stationery 49 Bradman St, New Beith QLD 4124
Charters Towers Funerals 36 Hodgkinson St, Lissner QLD 4820
Chinchilla Funerals 163 Oak St, Chinchilla QLD 4413
Christian Brothers Monastry Cnr Tarakan and Tobruk Sts, Bundaberg QLD 4670
Christian Brothers Retirement 19 Winders Ave, Tugun QLD 4224
Christian Burials & Cremations Shop 1 427 Gympie Rd, Strathpine QLD 4500
Christian Funerals Brisbane 8 Moonga Ct, Clontarf QLD 4019
Collancis Catering Brisbane QLD 4000
Connolly Family Funerals Nerang QLD 4211
Cooktown Funerals 22 Roberts Rd, Cooktown QLD 4895
Cooloola Coast Crematorium 236 Brisbane Rd, Gympie QLD 4570
Cremations Queensland Unit 8 27 South Pine Rd, Brendale QLD 4500
Cronin & Roberts 236- 238 Brisbane St, Ipswich QLD 4305
Dawes Funerals 28 Short St, Cloncurry QLD 4824
Dean Family Funerals 385 Duthie Ave, North Rockhampton QLD 4701
Deception Bay Funerals 291 Deception Bay Rd, Deception Bay QLD 4508
Des Allen Funerals Cnr Tarakan and Tobruk Sts, Bundaberg QLD 4670
DIY Funerals Noolan St, Brisbane QLD 4000
Dreamtime Funerals Unit 3 120 Gardens Dr, Willawong QLD 4110
Dunstan Funerals 19 Pease St, Manunda QLD 4870
E. C. Thomas Funerals 34 National Park Rd, Nambour QLD 4560
Eales Family Funerals 21 Adil Rd, Mareeba QLD 4880
Easton Funeral Services 16 Florence St, Tweed Heads QLD 2485
Eco Funerals 21 Quinns Hill Rd, Stapylton QLD 4207
Elsen Brothers Pty Ltd 1674 Warrego Hwy, Walloon QLD 4306
Essential Funerals GPO Box 1635, Melbourne VIC 3001
Ethnic Communities Council Of Queensland The 11 Rokeby Tce, Taringa QLD 4068
Ethnic Communities Council The 47 Hugh Ryan Dr, Garbutt QLD 4814
Far Northern Funerals 4/ 193 Hartley St, Cairns QLD 4870
Finlayson & McKenzie Funeral Directors 56 William St, Rockhampton QLD 4700
Finlayson & McKenzie Funeral Directors 14 Central St, Mt Morgan QLD 4714
Finlayson & McKenzie Funeral Directors (Biloela Branch) Level 1 55 Denham St, Rockhampton QLD 4700
Finlayson & McKenzie Funeral Directors (Mt.Morgan Branch) 40 Central St, Mt Morgan QLD 4714
First Forest Funerals 20A Jephson St, Toowong QLD 4066
First Forest Funerals 11 Rokeby Tce, Taringa QLD 4068
Fraser Coast Crematorium Old Maryborough Rd, Pialba QLD 4655
Funeral Investment Plan Of Australia 42 Gaza Rd, Holland Park QLD 4121
Funeral Investment Plan Of Australia 42 Gaza Rd, Holland Park West QLD 4121
Funeral Transfer Service University Square 8/ 280 Olsen Ave, Parkwood QLD 4214
Funerals By Wes Heritage 43 West Burleigh Rd, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
Gobbert Brothers 3010 Davirton Rd, Dirranbandi QLD 4486
Gold Coast Direct Cremation Service Unit 1 10 Nort Ward St, Upper Coomera QLD 4209
Gold Lady Funerals University Square 8/ 280 Olsen Ave, Parkwood QLD 4214
Golden Memories Funerals Underwood QLD 4119
Gregory & Carr Funerals (Sydney) 224 Newnham Rd, Mt Gravatt QLD 4122
Guilfoyle’s Funeral Services 45 Constance St, Mareeba QLD 4880
Hall Family Pty Ltd 1 Gregory Development Rd, Frankfield QLD 4721
Herbert C 46 Birra St, Chermside West QLD 4032
Herbert Jackett Pty Ltd 5 Mylne St, Toowoomba QLD 4350
Heritage Funeral Directors 64 Theodore St, Tully QLD 4854
Heritage Funerals 1020 Ruthven St, Toowoomba QLD 4350
Hiram Philp Funerals 1020 Ruthven St, Toowoomba QLD 4350
Hislop John & Sons 270 Kelvin Grove Rd, Kelvin Grove QLD 4059
Hwazan Buddhist Association 131 Clagiraba Rd, Clagiraba QLD 4211
Ingham Funeral Services 106 Lannercost St, Ingham QLD 4850
J.G. Lohrisch Funeral Directors Shop 3/ 100 City Rd, Beenleigh QLD 4207
Jindalee Funeral Services 3 Blivest St, Oxley QLD 4075
John Hislop 270 Kelvin Grove Rd, Kelvin Grove QLD 4059
John Oxley Funerals 5 14 Primrose St, Sherwood QLD 4075
Judith McGrath Funerals 314 James St, Toowoomba QLD 4350
Keith Harris Funerals 42 Toolooa St, Gladstone QLD 4680
Kilcoy Funeral Directors 55 Seib St, Kilcoy QLD 4515
King Family Funerals And Cremations Beenleigh QLD 4207
L R Thomas Funeral Directors 63 Roderick St, Ipswich QLD 4305
Life Bereavement Support Services 1 Marino St, Whitfield QLD 4870
Lindemann Brothers Pty Ltd Nerang QLD 4211
Lockyer Valley Funerals 79 Cochrane St, Gatton QLD 4343
Lohrisch J G Funeral Directors Cnr York and Manilla Sts, Beenleigh QLD 4207
Lorrimer Henry 58- 60 York St, Oakey QLD 4401
Loudon Brothers Pty Ltd 1 Eveleigh Station Rd, Mt Surprise QLD 4871
Margaret Marr Memorial Home for Boys 71 Hows Rd, Toombul QLD 4012
Marine Memorial Services Pty Ltd 43 Lower West Burleigh Rd,, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
Maryborough/Hervey Bay Crematorium Hervey Bay QLD 4655
McGrath Judith Funerals 314 James St, Toowoomba QLD 4350
MICHAEL HUTCHINSON FUNERALS 3B Blivest Street, Oxley QLD 4075
Mossman & Port Douglas Funerals 14 Sawmill Rd, Mossman QLD 4873
Mt Isa Sunset Crematorium 10 Mullan St, Mt Isa QLD 4825
Murilla Funeral Services 163 Oak St, Chinchilla QLD 4413
Murphy Funerals 5 1344 Gympie Rd, Aspley QLD 4034
Murray Brothers 30 Gyrica St, Quilpie QLD 4480
Music Memento 27 Mcewan St, Carina QLD 4152
Nerang Funerals Nerang QLD 4211
Newhaven Funerals Crematorium & Memorial Gardens 256 Bedford Rd, Andergrove QLD 4740
Newhaven Funerals, Crematorium & Memorial Gardens 156 Quinns Rd, Brisbane QLD 4000
Nice Simple Cremation Services Brisbane QLD 4000
Notices The 12 Cumberland Pl, Parkinson QLD 4115
Our Lady Of The Way Parish 1 Young St, Petrie QLD 4502
Pacific Family Funerals Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
Pittsworth & Millmerran Funeral Services 314 James St, Toowoomba QLD 4350
Premier Funerals (Brisbane) Pty Ltd 3 Blivest St, Oxley QLD 4075
Price Brothers 114 Chewko Rd, Mareeba QLD 4880
Quality Cremation Services 256 Bedford Rd, Andergrove QLD 4740
Queensland Funerals 24 Aquarium Ave, Hemmant QLD 4174
Rockhampton Memorial Gardens 187 Musgrave St, North Rockhampton QLD 4701
Ross Leslie G Funeral Directors 26 Walworth St, Tinana QLD 4650
RSL Memorial Service 18 Oondooroo St, Winton QLD 4735
Russell Firth Funerals University Square 8/ 280 Olsen Ave, Parkwood QLD 4214
Seniors Funeral Services 200 Stanley St, Strathpine QLD 4500
Serenity Funerals 6 Telemon St, Beaudesert QLD 4285
Smarts Funeral Service 74 Woondooma St, Bundaberg QLD 4670
Smith K.M. 53 Brookes St, Bowen Hills QLD 4006
Somerville Bros. Funeral Directors 14 Coomera Gorge Dr, Mt Tamborine QLD 4272
South West Funeral Directors Kurrajong St, Charleville QLD 4470
Southport Funerals University Square 8/ 280 Olsen Ave, Parkwood QLD 4214
St George Funeral Service 75 Alfred St, St George QLD 4487
Stewart Enterprises (Queensland Region) 224 Newnham Rd, Mt Gravatt QLD 4122
Superior Funeral Services 1 Cahors Ct, Mt Warren Park QLD 4207
Sylvan Funeral Care 22 Warwick Rd, Ipswich QLD 4305
Tablelands Community Funerals 180 Walsh St, Mareeba QLD 4880
Thomas L.R. 236- 238 Brisbane St, Ipswich QLD 4305
Townsville & Thuringowa Cemetery Trust 56 Evans St, Belgian Gardens QLD 4810
Townsville Cemetery Trust 2 Martinez Ave, Townsville QLD 4810
Tranquility Funerals Cummins Rd, Bundaberg QLD 4670
Warwick Funerals 48 Willi St, Warwick QLD 4370
Well Dvd The Nerang QLD 4211
Wes Heritage 43 Lower West Burleigh Rd,, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
White Roses Cnr McLean Woongar St, Bundaberg QLD 4670
Yeppoon-Emu Park Funeral Services 86 Queen St, Yeppoon QLD 4703

*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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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. They 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.