PRE-ARRANGED FUNERALS

Whether you choose to pay in advance, or simply record your wishes, Luke Apthorpe & Family can guide you through this process. Not only does this relieve family members of making important decisions about things they may be unaware of, but can also relieve the financial burden.

Relieve your family and loved ones of the important financial and emotional decisions by arranging a Pre-Paid Funeral Fund with Luke Apthorpe & Family Funeral Directors.
 
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  1. Pre-Paid Funeral Funds
       How does it work?
       How to get started
  2. Get an Instant Quote
  3. Pre-Arranged Funeral
  4. Comparing Pre-Paid Funeral Funds with Funeral Insurance (As seen on TV)
  5. Complete an Online Pre-Arrangement Form

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PRE-PAID FUNERAL FUNDS

Relieve your family and loved ones of the important financial and emotional decisions by arranging a Pre-Paid Funeral Fund with Luke Apthorpe & Family Funeral Directors. The funeral fund can save you money by securing today’s funeral prices.

How does it work?

Arranging and paying in advance is similar to planning for your retirement or making a will. You will be able to choose exactly what you want and be assured that your wishes be carried out. It is designed to help you qualify for both the income and asset test exemptions if you receive a means-tested pension or benefit from Centrelink or Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Luke Apthorpe & Family Funeral Directors will provide a flexible plan to meet your exact needs and budget. The funeral fund can save you money by securing today’s funeral prices and beating any future price increases. Your money stays safe and secure in an account, held in trust in your name. Once the agreed amount has been paid, there is no need to make further payments, unless additional requests and upgrades are made at the time of making funeral arrangements.

How to get started

Getting started is easy. Make an appointment with one of our consultants to discuss your funeral preferences. The consultation can take place at our funeral home office/s or we can travel to meet you and your family at your home. Consultations can also be completed by phone or web-conference if requested. We will provide a quotation for you to consider based on the choices you make. Once you have received your quotation there may be items you would like to change and we are happy to make amendments to ensure you are comfortable with the arrangements made, as well as the overall cost. When you are comfortable with the quotation and when you are ready to move forward, payment can be made up-front or over a period of time until the agreed amount is paid. Our customized quotations are provided on request, and we take the time to talk to you about your needs and wishes. We will work with you to achieve the arrangements and a quotation price that you are comfortable with. Once you have received it and had time to think about it, we do like to hear your feedback and discuss the quotation with you. Please note that we do not hassle or put pressure on anyone to make a commitment, unlike other companies. We understand that sometimes it is important to take more time to think about your options and decide what is best for you.

Payment Options

Direct Debit: For up-front payments, or paying over a set period of time.
To make it easy, payments can be directly transferred from your savings account to your pre-paid funeral
account. This can be done weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Our funeral consultants will take care of organising all of this for you on your behalf. This is available for up-front or paying over a period of time.

Cash: For up-front payments only.
Cash can be deposited at our office in Kurri Kurri. This is only available for up-front payments.

Cheque or Bank Cheque: For up-front payments only.
Cheques are to be made payable to “Funeral Plan Management”.

We are unable to take credit or debit card payments for pre-paid funeral funds, because the funds you pay go directly into a new account held in trust in the funeral fund account holder’s name.
An Eftpos machine is unable to be linked to these types of accounts. Also, the funds cannot be deposited
into our business account.

You can Pre-pay all aspects of the funeral including: 

  • Cremation or Burial Fees
  • Church or Chapel Fees
  • Clergy or Celebrant Fees
  • Cost of coffin or casket
  • Cost of Floral tributes
  • Cost of Newspaper Announcements
  • Cost of Urn or Memorial options
  • Cost of Monumental Work by Luke Apthorpe Monumental & Stone
  • Cost of Printing and Memorial Stationary
  • Cost of Musicians
  • Cost of Other special requests

Your money stays safe and secure in an account in your name. Once the agreed amount has been paid, there is no need to make further payments, unless additional requests and upgrades are made at the time of making funeral arrangements. 

Getting started is easy. Make an appointment with one of our consultants to discuss your funeral preferences. We will provide a quotation for you to consider based on your choices.

Payment can be made up-front or over a period of time until the agreed amount is paid. To make it easy, payments can be directly transfered from your savings account to your pre-paid funeral account. Our funeral consultants will take care of organising all of this for you on your behalf.

Please note that the costs currently displayed on this website may change as supplier costs rise. You can only lock in these prices by organising a Pre-paid Funeral Fund with full payment up-front.

Get an Instant Quote

Luke Apthorpe & Family provide a simple way for you to obtain an instant personalised quote based on your needs. Visit our Cremation and Burial options to read about the many options available, compare prices and choose items to personalise the funeral service in any way you wish.

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PRE-ARRANGED FUNERALS

If you decide not to pre-pay in advance, you may still like to have your funeral preferences recorded so that your family are aware of your wishes at the time of making funeral arrangements.

Recording your preferences in detail can be very helpful for family members during the bereavement period.

Our consultants can help you record details such as: 

  • Cremation or Burial
  • Location of funeral service
  • Clergy or Celebrant
  • Choice of coffin or casket
  • Floral tributes
  • Flower types and colours
  • Method of notifying people
  • Memorial options
  • Printing and Memorial Stationary
  • Music to be played
  • Poems or Religious Readings
  • Other special requests

You may wish to record your preferences with one of our funeral consultants, place them in a safe location and make other family members aware of your choices.  

Please note that the costs currently displayed on this website may change as supplier costs rise. You can only lock in these prices by organising a Pre-paid Funeral Fund with full payment up-front.

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