Welcome to our comprehensive Guide to Chipper Funerals. In this guide you’ll find complete information on their service costs, customer reviews, branch locations, company ownership, and appearances in the media.
Who Owns Chipper Funerals?
Chipper Funerals is a funeral brand owned by InvoCare, a publicly listed multinational company which operates 34% of all funeral homes in Australia. In addition to Chipper Funerals, InvoCare owns many other brands such as Mareena Purslowe Funerals and Simplicity Funerals.
When selecting a funeral home, one question to consider is whether to engage a large corporation (like Chipper Funerals) or the services of a smaller, Australian and family-owned funeral home. While large corporations have the benefit of a well-known brand, it often means that you’ll pay a premium, and that you may not have as much flexibility to personalise the funeral, so it’s worthwhile considering all of your options.
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For more information about Australia’s larger funeral homes, see our guide to Funeral Companies in Australia.
History of the Brand
Chipper Funerals was established in Western Australia in 1889.
Chipper Funerals now operates out of 4 Western Australia locations: Mandurah, Myaree, Rockingham and Subiaco.
Other Chipper Brands
Chipper Funerals also operates Oakwood Funerals, another Western Australian funeral brand established by Don Chipper in 1999.
In addition to conventional funeral services, Oakwood Funerals offers a service called Green Endings – a selection of environmentally sustainable services and products, such as environmentally friendly cremation options, natural bushland burials and sustainably-produced coffins.
What Services Does Chipper Funerals Offer?
Chipper Funerals offers all of the typical funeral services that you would expect from a funeral home and caters for all cultures and religions. In terms of how Chipper Funerals compares to InvoCare’s premium brand, White Lady Funerals, and their budget brand, Simplicity Funerals, Chipper Funerals is in the upper range, similar to Mareena Purslowe.
Chipper Funerals in the News
Generally speaking, Chipper Funerals has a good track record of service and has kept out of the spotlight in terms of any missteps.
Chipper Funerals caught some media attention when one of its hearse drivers was pulled over for a random breath test. The West Australian reported that a Chipper Funerals manager had just concluded a funeral service and was on her way to the cemetery with a coffin in the back of her hearse when she encountered a “booze bus” and was signalled to pull over for a random test. Luckily, the bereaved family took the experience in good spirits.
Advertising and Marketing
As a brand within Australia’s largest funeral corporation, Chipper Funerals is able to invest significant amounts on advertising and marketing.
Here’s one of their commercials that focuses on their familiarity and connection to Western Australia:
Chipper Funerals Costs
Chipper Funerals is an upper range funeral brand. To help you compare prices, we’ve set out their professional services fees next to the state averages and minimums. As you can see, the prices Chipper Funerals charges are between 31% – 48% more expensive than the state averages, and 87% – 176% more expensive than the cheapest options in the state.
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Chipper Funerals Locations
Chipper Funerals has 4 locations across Western Australia. For contact information, indicative prices and customer reviews at any of their locations, click on the appropriate link below.
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