Individuals or family members are welcome to make an appointment with one of our experienced staff to discuss their future funeral requirements. Some people prefer to simply prearrange their funerals without prepaying, which alleviates families from decision making.
Other people prefer to prepay their funerals to further alleviate financial concerns. Either way, planning ahead allows you to document exactly what your wishes are, together with recording personal information required for registration purposes with Births, Deaths and Marriages.
If prepaying is preferred, after the selected requirements have been chosen, the cost is calculated and the agreed amount is invested in a Funeral Bond in your name. The Funeral Bond funds cannot be accessed until the funeral service is provided. At the time of the funeral, any surplus funds will be paid back into the Estate. At the present time Funeral Bonds are not classed as an asset by Centrelink, and are not subject to the income and assets test.”