eziFunerals supports a network of local and independent owned funerals businesses that sit at the heart of local communities across Australia.

Being an independent businesses, there’s nothing eziFunerals love more than being able to support local funeral businesses, whilst at the same time empowering consumers to understand their funeral rights.

Until relatively recently, most funeral directors in Australia were family-owned businesses. However, in recent years, larger corporations have been buying up local funeral director businesses to grow their market share.

Thankfully, there are still many independent funeral directors in the Australia, that are run by their owners rather than shareholders.

Frequently, independent funeral directors are family-run businesses that can trace their roots back through the history of their local communities.

Generally, independent funeral directors are owned and managed by a small, hands-on, team of people, compared to corporate managers based in remote head offices. This ‘family-business’ ethos makes the quality of service a matter of personal pride for independent funeral directors rather than a box-ticking exercise.

Many independent funeral directors have been in business for generations, serving the communities that they belong to. They have connections with the families in their area going back decades and are well known to local people. Word of mouth, relying on consistently good customer service, is crucial to their continued success.

Without the pressure of corporate targets, independent funeral directors can also offer a more personal and friendly funeral service to customers. They can take the time to get to know their customers and provide individual support to anyone who walks through their door. Dealing with a single point of contact throughout funeral process is the norm at an independent funeral director.

Because they are not driven solely by the need to make a profit, independent funeral directors can afford to go the extra mile for families who require additional support. Put simply, making sure families needs are met is more important than shareholder value. An independent funeral director will take the greatest care when arranging every aspect of the funeral.

Importantly, independent funeral directors aren’t just there for the funeral. Since they’re heavily invested in the communities they serve, they have a long-term interest in looking after you and your loved ones in the future. They’ve made a long-term commitment to their community – it’s where they work, but also often also where they live. That means they are always there for you, when you need them the most.

All of the funeral directors that you’ll find listed on eziFunerals are independent. Many are long-standing, family-run businesses, and all provide a modern, compassionate and professional service, before, during and after the funeral service. By searching on eziFunerals, you’re guaranteed to find a local, independent funeral director near you.

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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.