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We understand the difficulties of making important decisions when enduring the death of a loved one. Our staff will work closely with you and your family to explain the options available and guide you through the steps that need to be taken at this time.

We will complete the necessary burial or cremation documentation as well as gather the information needed to register the death. Moreover, we will ensure the accordance of the funeral service to your wishes and that it is a suitable and memorable tribute to the life of your loved one.

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Funeral Planning Guide

This guide has been designed to assist you through the steps of planning a funeral.


We understand that a death can occur at unpredictable times and under varied circumstances. If you need immediate assistance, please contact the nearest Bethel Funerals location to speak with one of our directors. If you are currently in the process of planning a funeral, our Funeral Planning Guide offers practical information to consider. And if you are looking into arranging a Prepaid funeral plan, please refer to our online resources.



We understand that every family, culture, denomination and faith holds different customs and unique funeral traditions. We are happy to accommodate a wide range of wishes to best honour your loved one.



Choice of a Funeral Celebrant to help conduct your service is important. We will help you select the most suitable celebrant to be sensitive to your family’s needs. If you already have a Celebrant or Minister in mind we are more than happy to work with them to ensure your Funeral service runs smoothly.


Legacy Selections

You and your family can honour your loved one with a legacy that leaves behind more than memories. Because Bethel is a not-for-profit funeral director, you’ll be able to select the area where this real contribution will be made and how their legacy will transform the lives of those in need. We have three legacy areas to choose from: Mission, Humanitarian and Community.


Prepaid Funerals

Just like writing a will, a Prepaid Funeral Plan helps you to get things in order, long before it is needed. With a Bethel Prepaid Funeral Plan, you will benefit from having all funeral costs fixed at today’s rates, protecting you and your family from any future increases. Most importantly, you will have peace of mind knowing that your wishes will be thoughtfully carried out without financial burden to your loved ones. And by choosing us to look after your wishes, not only will you leave behind much love and precious memories, but also a legacy that will bring hope to the hearts and lives of many other families.

At the start of your Prepaid Funeral Plan, a Funeral Bond will be set aside specifically for your funeral. The payments will be deposited into this interest bearing ‘savings account’. Should there be excess funds when the time comes, that amount will be paid back to your estate. If, on the other hand, there is a shortfall, your family will cover the excess. However, you also have the option to ensure that a considerable portion, or the entirety, of your funeral costs are covered from early on. This will protect your family from the distress of having to produce substantial funds at relatively short notice.

Bethel Funerals engages Foresters Friendly Society to hold your prepaid funeral payments in a secure and independent location. All payments made to your Prepaid Funeral Plan are protected by government legislation.

For Centrelink or Veterans’ Affairs pension recipients, a Prepaid Funeral Plan may enable you to maximise your pension entitlement.

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