Saying goodbye is personal. Do it your way.

Customer Service Organisation of the Year 2021

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 North Sydney.
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.

Can you dress my loved one before the Funeral?

Yes, most definitely.  Your loved one will be bathed and dressed by the 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 person 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.

What is the difference between a memorial and a funeral?

A funeral is a service celebrating your loved one’s life that has the coffin present at the service.  It therefore takes place before the cremation and at a venue suitable for the presence of a coffin.  

A memorial service in comparison does not have the coffin present at the service.  Because of this the service can take place at a wider variety of venues and at any time, before or after the cremation.  Many families choose to wait till their loved ones ashes are returned home and have the ashes present at the service.

Both types of services are able to be offered within a Bare Funeral package. Speak to our arrangers to understand which type of service may be best for you and your family. If you wish to receive a free quote online, you will see this option presented as a funeral with a coffin present, or a funeral without a coffin present - this second option is what is also known as a memorial.

Can I choose a different coffin from what’s in your package?

Yes you can.  The coffins we offer in the package come into the pricing of our package.  We can show you a wider selection of coffins and if you wish a different coffin we can organise that for you.  The cost difference will then simply be added on to your invoice. 

Are their any hidden or additional fees in a Bare Funeral price?

There are no hidden fees. The advertised base package price is the final price, unless you’d like to add additional items or extras - for example a hearse as part of a Bare Funeral. 

Any additional costs will be quoted for you prior to booking so you can maintain control over what you spend. 

Can we have an open coffin/viewing?

Yes, absolutely.  If you'd like to have a viewing, we can arrange for this to happen at the chapel or crematorium prior to the funeral service. To enable this you’ll need to ensure you choose a Bare Funeral where you plan to have your loved one’s coffin present, and which takes place prior to cremation.

What happens after the funeral service?

After the funeral service, your loved one is taken to our partnered crematorium - where they are privately cremated in their state of the art facility. The cremation is dignified and full of care.

What is a Cremation + Funeral Package?

This package includes both the cremation service and a simple, elegant funeral or memorial service at one of our partner venues.

Led by one of our professional celebrants, the service is held at your venue of choice, and includes a beautiful flower arrangement, order of service booklets and a memorial book. We also coordinate a photographic slideshow tribute and music to remember your loved one - all curated in a way that best celebrates the life that was lived.

You’ll have the choice for the funeral to take place prior to cremation, with the coffin present. You may also choose to hold the service following the cremation - also referred to as a memorial.

Proudly serving North Sydney

From the Hawkesbury, to the Blue Mountains and Wollongong, Bare has serviced thousands of locals right across the greater Sydney area. Our local knowledge and relationships mean your loved one is in the safest hands.

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.