Pre Planning Options

Have you ever thought about what might happen to your family or loved ones when you die? Do they know your wishes? Do they have the funds to ensure the financial burden of your funeral is easily dealt with?

Just like making a Will, prepaying your funeral helps your family know exactly what you want in the event of your death and relieves them of the worry of these decisions and the financial burden they would otherwise be responsible for.

Funeral planning is the logical extension to making a Will. Many people tell us that completing a funeral plan gives them a feeling of emotional relief. It ensures that your family know your wishes, and it saves them from having to make difficult decisions at a stressful time. To prepare a plan is simple.

Our consultant can meet with you at your home or at our funeral care centre. We’ll discuss your funeral requirements, and the options that best suit you and your family, obligation free. There are two options available when considering funeral planning:

Prepaid Funerals

Prepaying your funeral involves planning your funeral requirements, having these kept on file with your funeral director and paying for the funeral at today’s prices. A Prepaid funeral guarantees service from an Australian family owned company. The cost is fixed and inflation-proof when paid in full, or you can choose an interest free instalment plan over three years. Funds are invested in a Funeral Fund with a recognised and experienced funeral fund manager. Benefits are not paid to the funeral director until the funeral has been provided.

Prearranged Funerals

Prearranging your funeral involves planning your funeral requirements and having these kept on file with your funeral director. There are no charges to complete your funeral requirements. Payment for the funeral is not made until the funeral has taken place.

The Venue Your Way

The Music Your Way

The Transport Your Way

Is My Money Safe?

Yes. All monies are invested through Funeral Plan Management, a registered funeral fund and specialist business of Australian Unity and is dedicated to providing funeral benefits, investment management and customised administration services for funeral directors and their clients. Funeral Plan Management was founded in 1984 and since then has become the leader in its field, providing security and peace of mind for 170,000 clients.

What if I die when interstate or on holiday?

Funeral Plan Management provide a travel protection plan which helps protect against the potentially significant cost of transportation from place of death (overseas or interstate) to Andrews Funeral Care. For a small once only charge, arrangements can be made to transfer the
deceased from anywhere in Australia at no extra cost to the Estate.

Our Bespoke Service

We know that, as with most things, one size does not fit all. Our services are individually planned to perfectly reflect you and for your loved ones to remember what they loved most as well as what you loved most about them.

Please see our guide below to give you inspiration and ideas of the services we can offer.

Option 1: Chapel Service Followed by Cremation

  • Transfer of deceased into our care 24 hr service
  • Dignified mortuary care
  • Funeral arrangements can held be at your home or at our funeral home with a specialised funeral arranger.
  • The service conducted in one of our Melbourne chapels followed by cremation (weekdays)
  • A viewing if required weekdays 9 – 4
  • Choice of hearse
  • Conducting the service with professionally trained to assist and guide you
  • Coffin or casket of your choice
  • Certified copy of the death certificate
  • Cremation certificate

Option 2: Chapel Service Followed by Burial Service

  • Transfer of deceased into our care 24 hr service
  • Dignified mortuary care
  • Funeral arrangements can be held at your home or at our funeral home with a specialised funeral arranger.
  • The service conducted in one of our Melbourne chapels followed by a burial service at a Melbourne cemetery (weekdays)
  • A viewing if required weekdays 9 – 4
  • Choice of hearse
  • Conducting the service with professionally trained staff to assist and guide you at both the chapel and the graveside
  • Coffin
  • Certified copy of the death certificate

How Does The Prepaid Plan Work?

We understand that many people don’t think ahead as to what might happen when they die. We have therefore made this process simple for both you and your family. Briefly, you decide exactly what type of service you would like and advise one of our staff of your wishes. Don’t worry, we can guide you through the process step-by-step. From there, we will show you an itemised cost for the funeral of your choice and once you are happy with this, we can design an easy payment plan that suits your budget and needs.

Benefits

  • Your wishes are recorded and can be made known to your family.
  • The funeral cost is fixed at today’s prices.
  • All monies paid are safe and secure in an independent investment company in the event of the sale of the funeral business or the business becoming insolvent.
  • A prepaid funeral certificate will be supplied for you to provide copies to family members, executors, etc.
  • When the death occurs one phone call from your family is all that is required to commence proceedings as per your wishes.
  • You can be assured when dealing with one of Melbourne’s longest established family owned funeral directors.
  • Relieves surviving family members from the financial burdens of paying for a funeral service.
  • Your prepaid funeral will be exempt from both the income and assets tests applied by Centrelink and the DVA. If you die whilst in Australia or its territories, your body will be repatriated to Melbourne for your funeral service.
  • Can be paid in one lump sum or in monthly instalments after an initial deposit.

If you want further information mailed to you or to discuss costs then:

Call if you would like to discuss this matter further, arrange an
obligation free meeting or if you wish to obtain a guide to the cost.

If you want to proceed and take out a prepaid funeral with us then:
call to arrange a meeting with one of our staff to discuss this matter further and/or to complete a contract. The meeting can be arranged in our office or your home and is obligation free.