Welcome to our comprehensive Guide to Simplicity 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 Simplicity Funerals?
Simplicity Funerals is a funeral brand owned by InvoCare, a publicly listed multinational company which accounts for 34% of all funeral homes in Australia. In addition to Simplicity Funerals, InvoCare own many other brands such as White Lady Funerals and Guardian Funerals.
When selecting a funeral home, one question you need to consider is whether to engage a large corporation (like Simplicity 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 have less freedom to personalise the service, so it’s worthwhile to consider all of your options.
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History of the Brand
Simplicity Funerals first opened in Australia in 1979. Since then, the brand has grown rapidly by offering simple funeral services at budget prices and now has over 55 locations in Australia.
In 2009, Simplicity Funerals exported their brand overseas to Singapore. Their vision is to be Asia Pacific’s first choice for practical, professional and affordable funerals.
What Services Do Simplicity Funerals Offer?
Simplicity Funerals offer the typical services you would expect from a funeral home but in a way that is stripped down, standardised and cheaper for families. While the price saving is an advantage, the trade-off is that you may not be able to do much customisation to the service, with only a few fixed-package options available for families to choose from.
Also, because you’re paying less in fees, the level of service and dedication you receive won’t be the same as on offer from the more expensive brands or family-owned funeral homes. You’re also not guaranteed to have one funeral director look after you from start to finish.
For more guidance on low-cost and affordable funerals, see our Guide to Cheap Funerals.
Simplicity Funerals in the News
While a search of Simplicity Funerals profiles on our comparison site shows a number of less favourable customer reviews in contrast to InvoCare’s premium brand, White Lady Funerals, in terms of any actual legal missteps, the brand has a clean track record.
The last time Simplicity Funerals featured in the media was in January 2016, when a court ordered the burial of June Woo, whose body had been held by Simplicity Funerals since 2011 while Ms Woo’s daughters sought investigations and answers around the circumstances of her death.
Advertising and Marketing
As one of Australia’s largest funeral brands, Simplicity Funerals have a number of advertising campaigns in circulation at any time.
This ad from 2016 is aimed at promoting their prepaid funeral plans.
Simplicity Funerals Prices
Simplicity Funerals are the cheapest of the InvoCare Brands (not including Value Cremations who only offer direct cremations).
While they are cheap, there are definitely cheaper options to be found in each of the states. To help you compare prices, we’ve set out the prices charged by Simplicity Funerals in each state (next to the cheapest options on our website in brackets).
|State||Direct Cremation||Single Service||Dual Service|
|NSW||$3,845 ($1,995)||$4,025 ($1,863)||$4,025 ($2,060)|
|VIC||$3,895 ($1,980)||$3,124 ($2,255)||$3,124 ($2,290)|
|QLD||$2,995 ($1,290)||$2,838 ($2,140)||$3,293 ($2,140)|
|SA||$2,495 ($1,800)||$3,415 ($2,500)||$3,424 ($2,500)|
|WA||$3,995 ($1,995)||$3,652 ($2,000)||$4,302 ($2,950)|
(Note: The Direct Cremation prices above are all inclusive, whereas the prices for the Single Service and Dual Service options are for the professional services fee only, and do not include any additional items such as coffin, flowers, and cremation fees etc. These prices are taken from our database and are current as at the time of publication.)
For more information on funeral costs in each of the states, see our city specific guides:
- Funeral Directors Sydney
- Funeral Directors Melbourne
- Funeral Directors Brisbane
- Funeral Directors Adelaide
- Funeral Directors Perth
Simplicity Funerals Locations
Simplicity Funerals have more than 55 locations across Australia. For contact information, indicative prices and customer reviews at any of their locations, click on the appropriate link below.
New South Wales
There are 18 Simplicity Funerals locations in NSW:
There are 7 Simplicity Funerals locations in Victoria:
|Simplicity Funerals, Sunshine|
|Simplicity Funerals, Carnegie|
|Simplicity Funerals, Bayswater|
|Simplicity Funerals, Reservoir|
|Simplicity Funerals, Pascoe Vale|
|Simplicity Funerals, Frankston|
|Simplicity Funerals, Werribee|
There are 6 Simplicity Funerals locations in Qld:
|Simplicity Funerals, Kedron|
|Simplicity Funerals, Miami|
|Simplicity Funerals, Woolloongabba|
|Simplicity Funerals, Logan Central|
|Simplicity Funerals, Parkwood|
|Simplicity Funerals, Robina|
There are 6 Simplicity Funerals locations in SA:
|Simplicity Funerals, Black Forest|
|Simplicity Funerals, Enfield|
|Simplicity Funerals, Brahma Lodge|
|Simplicity Funerals, Gawler South|
|Simplicity Funerals, Morphett Vale|
|Simplicity Funerals, Victor Harbor|
There are 4 Simplicity Funerals locations in WA:
|Simplicity Funerals, Osborne Park|
|Simplicity Funerals, Joondalup|
|Simplicity Funerals, Kelmscott|
|Simplicity Funerals, Greenfields|
While they are one of the most well known funeral brands in Australia, Simplicity Funerals is just one of the options available to families searching for an affordable funeral. Our funeral comparison website makes it easy to compare reviews and prices at over 650 funeral homes around Australia.
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