At Simplicity Funerals we understand that organising a funeral is something most people will only need to do once or a few times in their lifetime. It's normal for you to feel emotional and even overwhelmed at the prospect, even more so if it is the first time you need to arrange a funeral service.
In this Help & Advice section, we share information on a range of topics from our Simple Guide to funerals, why funerals matter, information about the death certificate to explanations of cremations and burials and tips on grief.
For 24/7 support, you can always call Simplicity Funerals on 1300 556 222.
At Simplicity Funerals we understand that when a loved one passes away, whether it's expected or not, it can be difficult to know what you need to do.
To help you our 5-step guide may be useful. We also have the free Simple Guide PDF available for download.
Your Simplicity funeral director will make the funeral arrangements as simple and easy as possible for you.
This section will explain what you should expect from the first meeting as well as important documents and information you should have on hand for the meeting.
While many people say 'I want to keep it simple, I don't want a service', it's important to give everyone an opportunity to say goodbye in some way.
Funerals are helpful in the grieving process and give people a time and place to support each other.
A viewing is an optional part of a funeral, often taking place some time before the service.
It's a time to see your loved one and say a personal goodbye to them before the funeral service, and grief experts say this can be very helpful for several reasons.
The Australian Death Certificate is an official document produced by the state based Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Your funeral director will arrange this for you.
You'll need this certificate for a number of legal and financial reasons.
A eulogy is a tribute, a speech given to honour someone's life at the funeral.
There's no wrong or right way to write a eulogy, they can be personal or more official and can cover a particular period or focus on the highlights of their life.
More than 70% of Australians choose cremation.
In this section we cover what cremation is, the steps involved and give suggestions for how to memorialise a loved one after cremation.
Around 30% of Australians choose a burial for their funeral.
In this section we cover what is involved in a burial, what to expect and some things you need to consider beforehand.
Grief is a normal way of reacting to loss, and people cope with loss in different ways.
We share tips for what you can do to help as well as useful grief resources online and a list of grief support organisations.