With so much advertising about funeral pre-planning, it is little wonder many people get confused about the different options available. Funeral planning is a highly emotional and personal matter, requiring decisions to be made that can have significant financial implications. The good news is, our experienced funeral planners can help reduce the stress by offering you an easy alternative.
- No age limit
- No medical assessment
Why Should I Pre-Plan My Funeral?
We believe funeral pre-planning is a parting gift to your loved ones. There is nothing more certain in life than death, but we don’t know when it will occur. Being prepared removes an enormous burden from those who will have the responsibility of organising the funeral at the time of death.
During the grieving stages, it is very difficult for loved ones to think, remember, and focus on the task of planning a funeral. This is a time of answering questions and making decisions.
Funeral pre-planning allows you to record your wishes. You get to make the decisions ahead of time which means your loved ones are free from some of the stresses that may otherwise come once you pass away.
What Are the Steps in Funeral Pre-Planning?
There are two steps in pre-planning a funeral:
Step 1: The Pre-Arrangement
We will help you through the process of pre-arranging your funeral. Each family has different ideas about how the passing of a loved one should be acknowledged or celebrated.
- Burial or Cremation
- Service in our Funeral Home, a Church, Crematorium Chapel or Graveside
- No service at all
There are many other options to consider. For example…
- Coffin or Casket
- Celebrant, Minister or family member/friend
- Photo Tribute
- Funeral Notice
- Mourning Coach
We will collect the essential information required for the completion of the Death Certificate.
For some, completing a pre-arrangement is all they want to do, knowing that their family will be able to access the funds needed to pay for the funeral when the time comes.
Step 2: Preparing Financially
The preferred method of preparing financially for your funeral is to open a Funeral Bond.
- Capital Guarenteed Investment with Funeral Plan Management
- Money is held in your name
- Tax Benefits – your Bond is not counted as an asset for Centrelink purposes
- You can pay as little as $50 per month
Sounds good? More questions? What should I do next?
Complete the online Contact Us form or phone us on (08) 9459 2846 and we will make an appointment to visit you in your own home to complete your plan.