This guide is designed to help you purchase a prepaid funeral plan in Perth and its surrounding suburbs. It contains specific details that only apply to prepaid funerals in Western Australia. For general information about prepaid funerals, we strongly recommend that you start with our Complete Guide to Prepaid Funerals, which sets out everything you need to…

In recent years, we’ve seen cremation become a more popular option for Australians over traditional burials. In 2015, the number of cremations officially overtook burials, and now cremations account for approximately 70% of funerals in Australian metropolitan areas. If you are weighing up the two options, you’ve come to the right place. In this article…

There are a number of funeral directors around Australia that specialise in direct cremations only. What is a Direct Cremation? A direct cremation is a cremation only with no service. It is one of the cheapest funeral options for families as it dispenses with many of the expensive elements of a funeral – such as…

What is a Funeral Parlour? Funeral parlours, more commonly known as funeral homes in Australia, are businesses that provide funeral services for the communities they serve. They can also referred to as funeral directors, although the term “funeral director” is also used to refer to the individuals employed by funeral parlours to arrange and carry…

In 2015, data from the National Funeral Directors Association showed that for the first time there were more cremations than burials, at 48.5% to 45.6% respectively. That figure has only increased, with the approximately 70% of families now opting for cremation in Australian cities. The main driver for this trend, as we discussed in our article on…