This guide is designed to help you purchase a prepaid funeral plan in Adelaide and its surrounding suburbs. It contains specific details that only apply to prepaid funerals in SA.
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 know about purchasing a prepaid funeral plan.
A prepaid funeral is a smart way to plan for your funeral. Not only does it guarantee that the complete cost of the funeral will be paid for – regardless of price increases over time – it also alleviates your family from the unnecessary stress of making difficult funeral planning decisions when the time finally comes.
Purchasing a prepaid funeral in Adelaide starts with finding a funeral director. Our website lets you instantly compare the prices and reviews of over 60 funeral directors in Adelaide offering prepaid funerals.
To start your search for a prepaid funeral in Adelaide:
This will show you all prepaid funerals offered by funeral directors within a 15km radius of your area.
If you’re thinking about a prepaid cremation, you can find additional helpful information in our Adelaide Crematoriums and Cremation Services Guide.
One of the key benefits of a prepaid funeral is that it allows you to pay for the funeral at today’s prices. This means that the cost of a prepaid funeral plan will be the same (or close to the same) as the price you would pay for an at-need funeral today.
For a full breakdown of the funeral directors who offer the cheapest prepaid funerals, the best prepaid funeral plans and the average cost of a prepaid funeral in Adelaide, see our comprehensive Guide to Funeral Directors in Adelaide.
Australia has strong laws and regulations in place to protect consumers who purchase prepaid funeral plans. In addition to these laws, South Australia has state laws which impose additional requirements funeral directors.
The Fair Trading (Pre-Paid Funerals Code of Practice) Regulations 2011 seeks to protect consumers by setting out the minimum details that must be included in a prepaid funeral contract. In particular, it requires that the following details be specified:
While the required details are fairly comprehensive, to the extent possible, we recommend that you include as much detail as you can about your desired service in your prepaid funeral contract to avoid confusion down the track.
For a list of all the inclusions you should consider and the terms you should look out for in your contract, see our Guide to Prepaid Funerals.
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