Our Simple 5-Step Process

Planning a funeral does not have to be complicated or expensive. The most important thing is to ensure that the arrangements reflect the wishes of the deceased. By taking care of some of the details in advance, you can save your loved ones from having to make difficult choices at a time of grief.

Here at Personal Farewells we’re committed to being there for our families every step of the way.
To guide you during this difficult time, we’ve designed a simple 5 step process that can guide you through the Funeral planning process.

Our comprehensive Funeral Planning Process involves the following steps :

Our range of Service Packages include:

  • Direct Cremation
  • Cremation and Memorial Service
  • Service and Cremation
  • Graveside Burial
  • Service and Burial


Some of the elements covered in our packages include:

  • Transfer any time within Sydney and Wollongong
    • Outside of these areas will incur an additional fee
  • Medical Fees and Certificates
  • Basic mortuary preparation
  • Coffin
  • Clergy or Celebrant (appointed by Personal Farewells)
  • Hearse
  • Single weekday service
  • Registration and Death Certificate from the Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages
  • Professional Fees
  • Music selections
  • Personalised Memorial Book
Start Planning Terms & Conditions
Step 1 - Funeral Option

This is the beginning step that will get you started on your planning journey. Options available include:
● Service & Cremation
● Graveside Burial
● Service & Burial

This choice will dictate the nature of your ceremony and the subsequent options which will then be available to you.

Step 2 - Coffins

When it comes to funeral planning, one of the most important decisions is choosing the right coffin. After all, the coffin is where your loved one will rest for eternity. While there are many options available, it's important to choose a coffin that reflects the personality and style of the deceased. From natural style coffins with a woollen outer layer, to different colour wicker, and more traditional pine coffins, we have a range of coffin options to suit your needs.

Step 3 - Flowers

Many people choose to include flowers in their funeral plans as a way to honour the life of the deceased. While there are no hard and fast rules about what type of flowers to choose, the use of flowers can allow the use of symbolism and add a personal touch to your ceremony. We have a wide range of flower arrangement available including:
● White Silk
● Soft Pinks
● Muted Mauves
● Sunny Days
● Beautiful Bright
● Soft and Delicate
● Pretty Pinks
● Lovery White and Red

These arrangements vary in theme and colours, and can be customised to suit your particular ceremony.

Step 4 - Transportation

One of the key aspects of funeral planning is transportation. Depending on your type of ceremony, you will need to arrange for a way to transport the body from the place of death to the funeral home or crematorium, and then from there to the burial or cremation site. There are a number of options available, and the best option will depend on your specific circumstances. We offer a range of options that provide both functionality and add a personal touch including:
● Caprice Hearse
● Vintage Mercedes Benz (Grey/Black)
● Vintage Mercedes Benz (White)
● Harley Davidson Motorcycle Hearse

Step 5 - Personalise your Farewell

When it comes to funeral planning, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. The key is to create a personalised farewell that reflects the life and values of the person who has passed away. While there are many traditional elements that can be included in a funeral service, such as eulogies and readings, there are also opportunities to add personal touches that will make the event truly unique. When you come to us, we aim to make your experience truly personalised and befitting of the occasion. We offer a range of options that cover every aspect of the day including:
● Mourning Car
● Order of Service Books
● Memorial Cards
● Keepsake Bookmarks
● Candle Lighting Ceremonies
● Floral Tributes
● Balloons Release
● Visual Tribute
● Memorial Videobook
● Dove Release
● Butterfly release
● Floral Vase
● Australiana Wreath
● Red Wreath

Funeral Planner

Although it may seem like an unpleasant task, planning a funeral is an important part of dealing with the death of a loved one. A funeral gives friends and family a chance to say goodbye, and it can help to provide closure during a difficult time.

There are many different aspects to consider when planning a funeral, but the most important thing is to make sure that the service reflects the personality and values of the deceased. By taking the time to plan a thoughtful and personal tribute, you can help to ensure that your loved one is remembered in the best way possible.

Here at Personal Farewells, we’re committed to creating a respectful supportive environment for all our clients. We provide comprehensive Funeral Planning Services with a great degree of care, empathy and compassion. Our goal is to look after your family during this difficult time with caring support and guidance, to the level you need.

We’ll be there for you every step of the way, providing a warm and friendly service and helping you make the appropriate decisions for your family.

Funerals are a time of sadness and grief, but they are also an opportunity to celebrate the life of a loved one. At Personal Farewells, we understand that every family is different, and we offer a range of services to meet your specific needs.

If you are looking for a simple, memorable service, we can help you to create a touching tribute that captures the essence of your loved one. Alternatively, if you wish to adhere to religious or cultural traditions, we can assist you in planning a fitting farewell. No matter what type of funeral you are planning, we will work with you to ensure that it is a truly memorable occasion.


What is Funeral Planning?

Though it is not a subject most people like to think about, funeral planning is an important task that everyone should be prepared for.

Funeral planning is the process of making arrangements for a funeral, typically but not necessarily in advance. This can include choosing the type of funeral and service requirements, choosing a casket or urn, selecting a burial or cremation site and selecting funeral flowers. Funeral planning can also involve more logistical tasks, such as arranging for the transportation of the body and hiring a funeral director.

For many people, funeral planning is a way to ensure that their final wishes are carried out and to ease the burden on loved ones. By taking care of these details in advance, families can focus on their grief and support one another during this difficult time.

When Should I Start Planning a Funeral?

Funeral planning is a difficult and personal process, and there is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of when to start. Understanding the benefits of having a well-thought-out funeral+plan in place is essential.

For some people, the decision to pre-plan a funeral may be driven by a desire to have their wishes known and carried out. Others may choose to wait until they are older or facing a terminal illness. While others may need to commence funeral planning when the death of a loved one is imminent or has already occurred.

There is no wrong choice; ultimately, the best time to start funeral planning is when you are ready and comfortable doing so. One important step that can shed light on the whole process and put you on the right path, is engaging the services of a funeral director. Working with a funeral director can help make the process less daunting, and ensure that your final arrangements are carried out according to your wishes.

What is the Funeral Planner / Directors role?

A funeral director is responsible for coordinating and carrying out the details of a funeral service.
They work with families to create a meaningful tribute to their loved ones, and they also help to arrange the funeral service itself. Some of the important functions a funeral director undertakes includes:

Taking Care of the Logistics of the Funeral

A funeral director handles all the logistics of the funeral. This includes making arrangements with the family, arranging for transportation of the body, obtaining necessary permits, and overseeing the funeral service itself.

Assisting in Personalising the Service

A funeral director plays an important role in helping families to plan a personalised and meaningful ceremony. The funeral director will meet with the family to discuss their needs and preferences, and then work with them to create a customised service. They will also help to arrange any special requests, such as readings or music, and ensure that everything runs smoothly on the day of the funeral.

Offering Emotional Support

Funeral directors also play an important role in helping families to cope with their loss. They can provide guidance on grieving, offer support during times of need, and help to create a meaningful tribute to the life of the deceased.

In performing all these important functions, a funeral director provides closure for those who are grieving and ensures that the memory of their loved one is honoured in a respectful and dignified manner.

Why Us

At Personal Farewells, we understand that losing a loved one is never easy. We are here to help you through this difficult time and provide the support you need. Our professional and compassionate service is tailored to your individual needs.

We’ve based our business to run on a number of fundamental principles.

Family Values

In a time of need, family members will be there for you. They care deeply about your well-being and want nothing more than to see that happiness again in their loved ones’ lives, which makes them an invaluable asset during difficult times.

Personal Farewells is a 100% family-owned and operated business that recognises the importance of family values. We strive to offer top-quality service with compassion at every turn, showing the care and empathy one normally receives from family.

Fully Tailored Services

Your family is unique, which means that no two farewells will be alike. That’s why our team of experienced professionals listens carefully to what you want, so your loved one can receive a fitting send-off in their own way, cherished by those who knew them best.

Our friendly professional team will spend the time to understand your unique situation, and then advise the right service option to meet your needs.

Trust and Support

We know that saying goodbye is never easy, which is why we’re committed to providing one point of contact for your family’s needs. They will answer any questions or concerns you may have throughout the process and make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible.

Our team has years of experience and can provide all the advice and care you need to be supported during an emotionally challenging team. As part of our commitment to going above and beyond, we’re here with 24/7 email and phone support, meaning you can count on us being there when you need us the most.

Affordable Prices

We know the importance of providing you with an affordable, high-quality service that meets your needs. With our various packages available to suit any budget, we are confident in fulfilling all expectations and making sure everything is taken care of at a price point you can afford.

We offer a range of flexible quality service options with varying price points to help support our clients in their time of need.

Our Services

At Personal Farewells, we understand that losing a loved one is a particularly challenging time. We offer a wide range of services to help you in your time of need. From funeral planning and arrangements to personalised memorial services, we are here to help you in any way we can.

We know that every family is unique, and we will work with you to create a service that celebrates the life of your loved one in a way that is meaningful to you. We are here to support you every step of the way, and we will be with you throughout this journey.


Once you have made your selections, a summary will be provided where you can gain a sense of the overall event. A final estimated cost is also provided, so you can factor in any budget considerations.

Each of the above options lists a variety of choices that are available to you, and you have the opportunity to truly personalise your service. If you have any questions at all about any aspect of the planning process, our friendly and professional team are available 24/7.


When it comes to planning a funeral, there are a lot of important decisions to be made. But with the help of a professional funeral planner, you can be sure that all the details will be taken care of.

Here at Personal Farewells, we know how difficult it is to say goodbye. You need someone who will not only care and listen but guide you through the entire process, leaving you with valuable time to grieve with the people that matter the most.

We’re committed to providing compassionate and empathetic care that you can rely on during your time of need. We pride ourselves on providing personalised service to honour and celebrate the life of your loved one.

Whatever type of funeral or cremation is most suitable for your loved one, we offer family values and one-on-one care, to help you create a meaningful farewell. Call us on 1300 95 95 33; we’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can provide the honest advice and support you need at this time.

For any of your Funeral Planning needs, why not contact us today?

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