Role of the Funeral Director

The role of the Funeral Director is to ensure that every detail is attended to in accordance with family wishes. Their role is to guide the family through the arrangements in a caring and understanding manner.

You can speak with the Funeral Director at his office or in the comfort of your own home. Some of the Funeral Directors duties include:

  • Meet with family to discuss the arrangements
  • Liaise with various organisations including Cemetery, Medical Staff, Clergy, Club and Service groups.
  • Collect the deceased from place of death.
  • Arrange for a family viewing if required.
  • Organise Floral tributes
  • Take charge of the funeral on the day.
  • Finalise all necessary paperwork.

Funeral Costs

The cost of a funeral can vary dramatically based on the choices made by the family at the time of arranging the funeral.

Generally funeral prices range from as low as $3,500 (Fundamental Cremation) to $10,000 (plus GST) with a new Grave, but can be higher dependant on the options families wish to include.

  • Funeral Directors Professional Fees
  • Coffin
  • Clergy/Celebrant Fees
  • Flowers
  • Cemetery/Cremation Fees
  • Newspaper Notices

Children’s Funerals

There is nothing more devastating than the death of a child. In an effort to ease the pressure on young families who face the loss of a child, Bendigo Funerals has a ‘No Charge Policy’ in relation to Children’s funerals up to the age of 10 years. This policy relates to our professional fee and casket only.

Coroner’s Cases

The Coroner is automatically involved when a death is the result of violence, a motor vehicle accident, sudden or unexpected death or within a specified period after an anesthetic. The coroners powers are specified in the Coroner’s Act 2008 (Vic).

General Information

Items to consider when planning your funeral arrangements.

  • Burial or Cremation
  • Casket
  • Flowers
  • Clergy or Celebrant
  • Private or Public service
  • Church or Chapel Service
  • Newspaper Advertisements
  • Family History (For registration of the death with the government)
  • Photo presentation
  • Music
  • Service booklets