First things first: there is nothing wrong with a cheap funeral. It’s important to remember that the cost of a service has no relationship with how much a person was loved or will be missed. In fact, heaps of Aussies don’t want an expensive send-off.

Luckily, there are plenty of ways to reduce costs while still having a respectful send-off.

Avoid peak timesWeekend services can be more expensive than funerals held on a weekday.

Choose a cremationBurials are more expensive than cremations.

Reduce optional extras. Keep flowers, funeral cars and newspaper notices to a minimum.

Compare funeral directors. Get quotes from various funeral providers and ask for price lists.


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

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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.