Planning Ahead

When you plan ahead you can ease the burden for your family of making many complicated decisions as well as what can be a large and unplanned expense of a funeral.

Why pre-plan?

  • Design your service the way you want to be remembered
  • Remove difficult decision making away from your family
  • Pay at today’s price, beat future price rises
  • No age or health restrictions
  • Pension benefits – pre-paid funerals will not affect your pension entitlements

Working with Foresters Financial, Grace Funerals offers you different pre-planning options:

Pre-Arranged Funeral: With one of our funerals consultants we help you plan the funeral you would like, however no money is paid and at the time of need your family will be able to use what you have planned but will have to bear the full cost of the funeral at the current day prices.

Pre-Paid Funeral: You plan the funeral service that you would like to have and then you fully pre-pay this at today’s prices. At the time of need your family will have no additional expenses (unless they choose to add anything to the service). Your funds are then safeguarded by being submitted to Foresters Financial. For more information please see

Funeral Bond: This works in conjunction with a pre-arrange funeral, when you don’t have sufficient funds at the time you make the arrangement to pay for the pre-paid funeral you can start a funeral bond where you can either leave it to earn interest or you can continue to pay money into it on a regular basis. This can then be used to convert it to a pre-paid funeral at a later date or your family can use this bond to pay for your full funeral or part of it if the bond doesn’t cover the full amount. This bond is safeguarded with Foresters Financial. See details

Contact us to request more information on pre-planning. Or call us on 02 4735 6900 to speak with one of our team who can talk you through the options available to you.

Highly recommend Grace Funerals, they were very caring, supportive and knowledgeable. The day went perfectly and we couldn’t be happier with their service.

November 2019

Consultant, Rose, and celebrant, Tom, were wonderful in their approach and in their attention to detail. Nothing was too much trouble for them. I could not be happier with how they assisted us at this very difficult time.

November 2019

I genuinely felt the care and professionalism was of the greatest level, our day was flawless and beautiful.

September 2019

I can’t recommend Grace Funerals highly enough. Tom Dooley and his team looked after the funerals for both my mother and father and made everything easy. Tom is very professional and has exactly the right words to say in the service. Thanks Tom!!

August 2019

Thank you Grace funerals for helping our family through a difficult time. You were always very accommodating to our needs and with your help we were able to give our dad the best send off we could have hoped for. Would definitely recommend your services to others.

June 2019

Everyone I dealt with at Grace, was friendly and approachable. Costs were upfront so I knew what to expect and the day of my Mothers service (it was a large service that I wasn’t expecting) but they were friendly and warm, keeping everything running smoothly. Thank you.

March 2019

My family and I were more than happy with all the arrangements every thing fell into place perfectly. I have received feed back from family and friends that it was the best funeral that they have attended.

March 2019

Grace Funerals were excellent in the manner in which they conducted a difficult process for us.Tom and Asha were relaxed and caring and carried out the duties in a very professional way. We could not fault them and would not hesitate to recommend them as funeral directors.

February 2019

Grace Funerals were extremely professional, caring, respectful and highly efficient in their services. Nothing was too much for them. They provided dad with a beautiful service and treated him and us with nothing but the upmost respect and dignity. Would highly recommend them to anyone requiring their services in the region.

January 2019

Grace Funerals provided us with everything we needed, including care and understanding, to tailor the funeral perfectly to something our mother would have loved.

January 2019

“Your professionalism, graciousness, love, comfort & support show to us at this most difficult time of losing our beautiful mother will never be forgotten. Every detail was handled with perfection, everything was very well co-ordinated in a very tight timeframe.”

April 2016

Grace Funerals were professional, compassionate and showed immense understanding throughout the whole process of my grandmother’s funeral. They came highly recommended by our Bishop and entire church community – and know I know why! Their service was outstanding and they showed show much attention to detail. Asha went out of her way to make sure the funeral was as beautiful and memorable as our nan while also carefully considering our budget and highly unique needs. The facilities had a wonderful ambiance and the day felt intimate, warm and welcoming. We had several extenuating circumstances that could have proven extremely difficult and stressful but Asha and her team really took us by the hand and handled everything for us. We can’t thank you enough. I would never go anywhere else now! I can’t recommend you highly enough!

Michelle Said
June 2017

To the team at Grace Funerals,

The family send our appreciation for the beautiful funeral service organized for our dear Mother. You worked seamlessly in the background so that everything ran smoothly and she had the best send off possible.
Kind Regards,

Flynn Family
September 2018

The team at Grace funerals helped us through the difficult time with the sudden death of our son. They were patient, caring and professional. The fee was reasonable. A great support helping us through this journey. 

August 2018


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