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…

“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…

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…