Saying goodbye is personal. Do it your way.

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Flexible farewells, for every family.

Easier is saying goodbye when, where, and how you want with a Bare Memorial. Whether your farewell is at a chapel, golf club or the local pub, our service is the same - simple, transparent and designed to do right by you and your loved one.

How it works

We make goodbye easier with simple and transparent memorial planning. We treat your loved ones as if they were our own and keep you informed every step of the way.

We will collect
your loved one.

We’ll transfer your loved one into our care, and care for them as if they were our own until the day of the memorial service.

We'll arrange the cremation.

We arrange a respectful, unattended, and dignified cremation, register the death, and order the death certificate.

We’ll return the
ashes to your family.

After the cremation, we'll return the ashes to your family, or have them scattered on your behalf.

We'll arrange the memorial.

Your memorial arranger will manage and conduct all elements of the memorial, at a time and place that suits you.

Affordable memorials in the Illawarra Region.
Everything you need, nothing you don't.

Bare Memorial

Best for families who want a less traditional funeral, without a coffin present. No hidden fees, payment never required upfront.
inc. GST
At present, Bare offers direct cremation only in this postcode. Call us for pricing if you wish to hold the funeral in your closet city.
Cremation Service
  • Everything in a Bare Cremation. This includes a simple, unattended cremation, return of ashes and Death Certificate.
Bare Memorial Service
  • Bare Partner Venue
    Choose a special place for the farewell from one of our partner venues, or if you already have somewhere in mind we can easily work with that.
  • Professional Funeral Celebrant
    A celebrant is the person entrusted with bringing the story of your loved one out in all its richness. All Bare Memorial packages include a celebrant to plan the service, as well as officiate the service on the day. Your Bare Arranger will recommend a celebrant based on an understanding of your family and your loved one.
  • Curated Slideshow and AV Equipment
    Photo presentations allow for the sharing of rich and intimate moments with everyone gathered at the memorial service. Accompanying music allows you to share your loved one's favourite songs. We recommend that families include a wide variety of photos of all stages of your loved one’s life.
  • Selection of Flowers
    Your choose of a selection of flowers is provided as part of your Bare Memorial package and can be a beautiful way to add a touch of colour to a service. You might also consider complimenting the flowers with a personal touch of your own; lots of families get creative when it comes to honouring their loved one, so feel welcome to add an array of photos, letters, books and other unique mementos that speak to your loved one’s story.
  • Stationary & Service Booklets
    Your Bare Arranger will work with you to ensure your stationary and service booklets are personalised and are a perfect reflection of your loved one.
  • Dedicated Event Manager
    Your dedicated local Bare Arranger will work with you every step of the way to plan the perfect farewell for you and your loved one.
Optional Extras
  • $
    You may wish to hold a viewing prior to your memorial service. Your Bare Arranger can help you understand this option.
  • $
    Live Streaming
    Live streaming and recording is a lovely way to include those who cannot attend in person. For some venues this inclusion is complimentary, for others it may come at an additional cost. Please speak to your Bare Arranger for more information.
  • $
    If you would like your service catered, we can arrange that for you and your guests. Chat to your Bare Arranger after receiving your quote to discuss.

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Frequently asked questions.

What's the difference between a Bare Cremation and a Bare Memorial?

A Bare Cremation (often called a direct cremation) is an alternative to a traditional funeral as it is a more simple and affordable option. It is a private or unattended cremation with no family or friends present during the process. This option allows families to create a personal memorial service anytime at a later date or whenever they are ready.

A Bare Memorial is best for families who want a less traditional funeral and a flexible option with no time constraints. For families who would like support arranging a ceremony, a Bare Memorial is perfect for you. A Bare Memorial includes everything in a Bare Cremation and a memorial service arranged by your arranger at a time and place that suits you. 

What venues do you offer for Bare Memorials?

We use a wide variety of venues to suit your individual wishes, whether it be a formal service to something more casual.. A Bare Memorial offers a wider variety of venue options as it doesn’t include a coffin which is commonly not accommodated in some venues. You choose your venue based on your wishes, be it a cemetery chapel, a function center, a sports club, community hall, or a restaurant or pub.

You may search our Bare venues; simply enter your postcode and preferred style of venue here:

Do you offer viewing only before the cremation without a formal ceremony or service?

Depending on the location, this option may be offered. Please speak to your arranger so they can check if this option is possible.

What if we only want a simple funeral, not the entire package offered on your website?

If you do not wish to include some of the elements that are not required, please speak to your arranger so they can make adjustments. You will only pay for the service elements you need.

Do you do catholic funerals or funerals with specific traditions?

With Bare Funerals, anything is possible. Your Bare Arranger will coordinate with the family and their preferences. Feel free to give us a call and we’ll see if we can make it happen.

Can we use our own venue?

If you already have a venue in mind, you can inform your arranger and we’ll liaise with the venue management to check the availability and cost.

Can you dress my loved one before the Funeral?

Yes, most definitely. Your loved one will be bathed and dressed by our mortuary staff. Your arranger will speak to you about providing suitable clothing for your loved one and we will organise to gather that from you, or the clothing can be given to our staff when we come to bring your loved one into our care.

How soon can I plan a funeral?

The date a funeral can take place will depend on many factors, including the location of your loved one and completion of paperwork. There are also many things that need to be planned and put into place. We suggest that at least 7 days is necessary to allow you time to process matters, make decisions and planning to take place. Your funeral date will need to be settled in conjunction with your funeral arranger, but our advice is to not rush and to give yourself the much needed time to prepare for the day fully.

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