We’ve made arranging a funeral simple & affordable.

At Bare, we believe that everyone should have the right to go their own way – whether that’s a quiet family gathering, an ashes scattering ceremony or nothing at all.

More importantly, we don’t believe the price paid for a funeral reflects how much someone was loved. So, we offer the highest quality service, at the lowest possible price.

In Lake Macquarie, our direction cremation service costs $2,399 and includes:

  • Collection from place of passing by Professional Services Australia
  • Transfer of your loved one into care (24/7) at Macarthur Grange Crematorium based in Smeaton Grange
  • Private cremation at Macarthur Grange Crematorium
  • All required paperwork and registrations
  • Return of ashes to the family (hand delivery available in Lake Macquarie suburbs)

With you every step of the way.

Our funeral process is simple, dignified and trusted. We keep you updated so you’ll always know where your loved one is until they are returned to you. If you want to organise your own memorial or need us to help, the choice is always yours.

We’ll collect
your loved one.

We arrange collection of your loved one from their place of passing and transport them to one of our trusted crematorium partners.
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We’ll arrange
the cremation.

We arrnage a respectful, private, and dignified cremation, register the death, and order the death certificate.
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We’ll return the ashes to you.

We'll deliver the ashes to you, at a time that suits you, in a custom urn.
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We can help organise a memorial.

Our planners and celebrants are ready to arrange a memorial service that’s right for you.
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Optional

Clear pricing with no surprises.

The price of a Bare Cremation in Lake Macquarie is $2,399. This is inclusive of GST and there are no hidden fees. A Bare Funeral Service starts at $4,399 with the final price based on what optional extras you choose to include.
Pricing for

Bare Cremation

Our direct cremation service takes care of everything and concludes with delivering your loved one's ashes back to you. This gives you time and space to create an appropriate memorial.
$2,399
inc GST
Includes:
  • Services of an experienced funeral director
  • Transfer into our care 24/7
  • A dignified, private cremation
  • Hand-delivered ashes
  • All paperwork and official death certificate
  • Environmentally friendly coffin

Bare Funeral Service

This service includes the Bare Cremation and adds an extra level of service, working with you to create and plan the kind of memorial that they would have really wanted.
Custom Pricing
Our professional services fee is 30% of chosen extras you select
Available options:
  • Your choice of location and venue
  • A range of catering options
  • A selection of floral arrangements
  • Stationary and AV equipment
  • Orbituary and memorial notices
  • Your choice of funeral celebrant
  • …and whatever else you may want

A funeral service tailored to your loved one and your area.

At Bare, we know that the old ways of dealing with death are not for everyone. We help families hold the perfect memorial for their loved one – whether that’s a scattering ceremony, a backyard barbeque, or planting a memory tree.

Care delivered with empathy, not just sympathy.

Our people have all been brought together by a passion for care. Our funeral arrangers at Bare are passionate about helping families navigate the experience of losing a loved one. They are here to guide you through every step of the way.

Proudly serving Lake Macquarie

Frequently asked questions.

How can I be certain I will get the correct ashes back?

We take this responsibility very seriously, and the process to ensure this happens is closely regulated. Before cremation, an ID number is assigned and stamped on a metal disk – this then accompanies your loved one throughout the cremation process, so we always know who is who.

Can I choose to not have the ashes returned?

You may request to not have the ashes returned after the cremation. If that is your wish, we will require a signature as confirmation. We can then scatter or dispose of the ashes on your behalf.

How are the ashes returned?

This will vary with each state, but in the majority of metropolitan areas we will hand deliver the ashes back to your family. We can also mail the ashes or you can collect from our local service provider. Please note we require a signature for all return of ashes to ensure they are successfully delivered. You’re also welcome to personally collect the ashes from the Crematorium if you prefer.

Who do I have to notify that someone has passed away?

There are a number of institutions and people you should contact to ensure a person’s estate is effectively closed. Our team is here to help you with that, and we’ve also built a comprehensive checklist to help you navigate through the estate administration process.

When and how do I receive a death certificate?

From the time of cremation, we typically advise a wait time of 3 weeks. At times it can take longer if there is a delay in processing by the state authority. If there is a long delay, we will actively follow up on your behalf.

Why do I need a death certificate?

Each state in Australia has its own guidelines which tell you how to go about registering a death. Typically you’ll need a death certificate to cancel bills, bank accounts, utilities and administer other parts of the estate.

Are you able to collect anytime?

Yes we collect anytime day or night. Sometimes we will be dictated by the location of collection, for example certain hospitals will have dedicated collection times that we must adhere to. Needless to say, we will always collect as soon as possible – and there are never any out of hours hidden fees.

Can I call someone or have someone call me to talk through the process?

Absolutely. In fact, we encourage it. You can call our 24 hour line – 1800 071 176 anytime. We have arrangers on hand to walk you through the process and answer any questions you have. Even if Bare is not right for you, feel free to give us a call, we’d be more than happy to recommend a great funeral director who can help you with a more traditional service.

Discover everything you need to know
at our Resource Centre.

If you’ve got a question, we have the answer. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with unfamiliar feelings, we’re here to help you through it. Our Resource Centre shows plenty of ways forward.