Pre-Planning Your Funeral

A funeral pre-plan is a written agreement documenting what you have decided to occur at your funeral.

It is the best way to ensure that your family knows your wishes.

The first few days after a loved one passes can be overwhelming for a family.

Imagine how much easier it will be for them if you have a pre-plan.

The pre-plan captures important information for Births, Deaths, and Marriages (BDM), such as the maiden name and occupation of your mother and father. Often younger family members organising a funeral will not have this information readily available.

Having this information in a pre-plan alleviates stress when it comes time to complete the paperwork.

Our funeral directors notice a marked difference in the levels of anxiety experienced by family members when some form of pre-planning has taken place.

A pre-plan document can also be used to outline aspects of the funeral service.

It is a simple way to inform your family of your wishes and it provides much relief for them to know that they are organising a funeral service, just the way you wanted it to be.

Rankins Funerals will keep a copy on file and we recommend that you do too.

You can download a copy of the pre-plan funeral form here.

Financial Pre-Planning

You can financially pre-plan your funeral by contributing to an investment fund called Funeral Bonds.

A funeral bond is a financial investment that is dedicated to saving for your funeral expenses. 

Click here to learn more about the advantages of funeral bonds.

Five Reasons to Pre-Plan your Funeral

  1. Your family will have the information required by BDM readily at hand, saving time and stress

  2. You can personalise your funeral in as much or as little detail as you choose

  3. Your family will know your wishes, avoiding family disagreement

  4. If you also financially pre-plan, you reduce the financial burden on your family later

  5. Financial pre-planning can reduce your assets for Centrelink
Call us today and we will assist you with all aspects of pre-planning your funeral.

Let's have coffee

We have a dedicated specialist who can meet with you to answer all your questions about how to plan ahead for your funeral.

To make an appointment contact Rankins Funerals on 02 4276 1000.

*All funeral bonds through Rankins Funerals are managed by Foresters Financial - an independent financial entity. Foresters Financial are an Australian company with origins going back over 200 years. They are a registered company under the Life Insurance Act and specialise in funeral-related finance.