This guide is designed to help you find and choose a funeral director in Adelaide. We understand. It’s a daunting task. At one of the worst times in our lives, we’re required to answer some extremely difficult questions about which funeral director to trust, what type of service to arrange and how much to spend.…

This guide is designed to help you find and choose a funeral director in Perth. We understand. It’s a daunting task. At one of the worst times in our lives, we’re required to answer some extremely difficult questions about which funeral director to trust, what type of service to arrange and how much to spend.…

“Cheap funeral”. It’s not a dirty word. Before we begin let’s clear something out of the way. How much money you spend on someone’s funeral has no relationship to how much you love them. If someone spends $20,000 on a funeral, it doesn’t mean that they love (and will forever miss) their loved one more…

They’ve been around for over a decade now, but cardboard coffins still aren’t a popular choice for families. One reason for this is because they are not automatically offered by most funeral directors, with families needing to specifically request them to be ordered in. But just because they aren’t commonly used, doesn’t mean that cardboard…

What is a Memorial Service? In contrast to a traditional funeral, where the service takes place before the body is buried or cremated, a memorial service takes place after the burial or cremation. How Long After the Death do You Hold a Memorial Service? Depending on the families wishes, a memorial service can take place any…

There are a number of websites operating in Australia that are dedicated to assisting families with finding funeral directors. These range from funeral broker websites to true funeral comparison websites, like Gathered Here. As with most services you can find online, they range in quality and functionality. Navigating them and all their differences can almost…

There are approximately 1,000 funeral homes in Australia generating $1.2bn in revenues each year. While most are small, family-owned businesses, 270 of those locations are owned by a single company called InvoCare. InvoCare, a public company listed on the ASX, has a significant 31% overall share of funeral markets in which it operates – which…

The average cost of a burial funeral in Australia has been steadily increasing over the past 10 years and has now reached a level where many families feel they need to make smart decisions to keep expenses under control and do proper research to avoid surprises down the track. In this article, we’ll breakdown everything you need…

In our article on the average cost of a burial we calculated that the average cost of a burial in Australia was around $19,000 (including the cost for the monument and cemetery fees). Much of the total cost is made up by cemetery fees which are being driven upwards by the fact that land supply…