The new way to funeral
is directed by you.

We're on a mission to make end-of-life planning simple.

Bare prepaid allows you to arrange and pay for your farewell in advance, and save your family thousands of dollars and untold stress when the time comes (you know, just in case you don't live forever).  Watch our story here.

Everything you need, nothing you don’t.

Bare has a different business model to traditional funeral homes. This means we can provide you exceptional service at a fraction of the cost. Get a quote in 10 seconds and see if Bare is right for you.

How Australia’s #1 prepaid funerals work.

Proudly independent and Australian-owned, we offer prepaid funerals for Aussies who want assurance and a simple, personalised farewell.

Prepay online
or over phone.

Select your preferred farewell, your preferred pricing plan, and complete in under five minutes.

Your money is secured until needed.

We place your money into a secure trust after deducting the setup fee, so its ready when the time comes.

We’ll arrange the cremation.

When the time comes, we'll arrange a respectful, private, and dignified cremation, and handle the paperwork.

We’ll return the
ashes to your family.

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

Your choice of service.

Our Bare Cremation Service is perfect for those who want to take care of the basics. If you want to add a memorial we can help with that too. Our Bare Cremation + Celebrant service allows you to tailor something more your style.

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Bare Cremation

Prepay for a cremation only, and when the time comes we'll simply return the ashes to your family or next of kin.
inc GST
  • Services of an experienced funeral director
  • Transfer into our care 24/7
  • A dignified, private, no attendance cremation
  • Hand-delivered ashes
  • All paperwork and official death certificate
  • Environmentally friendly coffin

Bare Cremation + Celebrant

When the time comes, our celebrant team will help your family arrange and conduct the memorial service after the cremation.
inc GST
  • Everything in Bare Cremation, plus
  • Your family has a dedicated funeral celebrant
  • Support for your family in planning the memorial service

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30 day cooling-off period.

We understand a prepaid funeral is a big purchase. That’s why if you change your mind,
you can get a refund.


Bare are born and bred here.
We understand what modern Australians want and will go the extra mile to deliver.

Your money is safe.

Your prepaid is placed into an APRA regulated fund, which means your money is safe (no matter what happens to Bare).

Funerals people actually want
to talk about.

We’re more than just simple and affordable. With over 1000 5-star reviews our customers know exceptional customer service. Below are just a few of their stories.

Setting the standard for funeral care in Australia.

Our quality is not just on our walls. It's in our DNA. And it's unique to Bare.

Quality assured.

We're the only ISO certified funeral director in Australia*

Award-winning service.

We're the only funeral director awarded Australian customer service organisation of the year*

Top-rated reviews.

We're only the only funeral director with more than 1000 verified 5-star reviews*
* To the best of our knowledge, as of 20 June 2022.

The customer service benchmark. Nothing less.

Our prepaid specialists aren’t traditional funeral types. They’ve come to Bare because of their brilliant background in customer service. From the moment you speak to someone you’ll feel at ease knowing our team is there for you at any step, at any time.

Keen to chat?
Schedule a call.

Book a free 30 minute consultation with one of our friendly and experienced specialists. We’ll answer all of your questions and help you determine whether a Bare Prepaid Funeral is the right option for you.

Frequently asked questions.

What if you go out of business?

The investment value of your prepaid contract is invested in a regulated bond with Lifeplan Australia Friendly Society. As a member of the Fund the investment value is held in your name and we can only access the funds on your passing as part of the pre-paid contract. In the very unlikely event that we are not in business when you pass away the investment value at that time would either be paid to your Estate or paid to another Funeral Director at the direction of your Executor to contribute to your funeral expenses.

What if I die away from home?

If you are travelling within Australia when death occurs, your family will need to contact us immediately, so that we can make the necessary arrangements to assist with your safe transfer. Some additional costs for transport may be required.

What if I change my mind?

You have a 30 day cooling off period to consider your contract and change your mind if you wish. You may cancel your contract within the 30 day period by notifying Bare Cremation in writing. Your contract is cancelled and you will receive a full refund. It is important that you are aware that your Bond cannot be withdrawn prior to death, except during the cooling-off period.

Can I receive a hard copy of my funeral contract and disclosure document?

Yes. On completion of your prepaid arrangement, we’ll mail you a hard copy of your arrangement, as well as some instructions you might wish to leave with your family or lawyer. Your documents are also securely stored online and can be shared with family, executors, lawyers and accountants anytime. Your account details and documents can be found at

What legal documents will I receive?

As part of a prepaid funeral arrangement, you will receive a funeral contract, which lists all the prearranged services agreed upon. You will also receive a copy of your Lifeplan Australia Friendly Society Disclosure Document outlining how your money is kept safe.

I have my contract – how do I let my next of kin know?

It’s important to ensure that your next of kin or executor knows your wishes. That will make the process seamless at the time of your passing. If you are in an aged care facility or hospital, we encourage you to let them know that you have a prepaid contract with Bare and provide our phone number 1800 071 176. They will then be able to contact us immediately when the time comes.

Can I have an itemised breakdown of the services you offer?

Yes. Your funeral contract has each specific line item, with each of its costs. You can request this anytime, or create your own via Get Started

Are there any hidden fees in your price?

Our prices are fully inclusive, with no hidden fees. A major reason Bare Cremation was started was to offer an affordable and completely transparent funeral service. We are completely open about our pricing, which differentiates us from the traditional funeral industry.

Why is the amount put in trust with Lifeplan Australia Friendly Society lower than the price I paid?

When you purchase a prepaid funeral, we are must legally remit GST immediately. That means we take out the GST component of the amount paid and send it to the Australian Tax Office. We also take our setup fee to pay for the administration and setup of your regulated bond with Lifeplan Australia Friendly Society. All of these costs are clearly outlined on your prepaid funeral contract. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to call or email us anytime. We pride ourselves on complete transparency.

Why do states or regions vary in price?

We aim to be the cheapest provider in every region we operate. The bulk of our costs are from the cremation fee and the transportation. In some states (such as Western Australia) the cremation fee is significantly higher than others. Our prices reflect the local input prices of our services. We’re constantly working to get our prices as low as possible in all locations.

Do I pay any extra fees when the time comes?

No. Once the plan is paid in full, there’s nothing more to pay, whether you need us in 5 or 50 years’ time. The only situation where extra fees may be payable is if you pass away in a different region where there are higher transport and operating costs, or overseas.

Should I pay now or wait to pay later?

The decision to purchase your prepaid funeral now or later completely depends on your current financial circumstances. The major benefit of prepaying with Bare is that you lock in today’s price – which is typically the lowest in the market. Paying now avoids any increase in prices, which can be substantial over many years. It also allows for peace of mind that you won’t pass the stress and burden onto your family when the time comes. Paying later allows you to save money in the meantime, however you do run the risk that prices will increase.

How are you so affordable?

We have a different business model to traditional funeral homes. By offering one simple package that can be arranged online or over the phone, we don’t have the same high overheads. We don’t require expensive physical locations to provide a high-quality service. We have used technology to automate many manual processes, which allows us to pass on those savings to our customers.

I have funeral insurance – can I use that? Should I keep paying it? What are my options?

If you’re currently paying funeral insurance, you have three options. The first is to cancel your funeral insurance payments, and convert to a prepaid funeral plan. This means you forfeit your potential payout, but this is likely the cheapest option if you’re planning on not requiring our service for three years or more. The second option is to continue paying your funeral insurance premiums, and also take out a prepaid plan. As funeral insurance simply pays out a lump sum of cash, this could be used by your family for anything (as a gift for a car, holiday, education etc) if you’ve also prepaid your funeral. The final option is to keep paying funeral insurance, and simply use that payout to arrange a Bare cremation when the time comes. This is what we recommend if you’re expecting to require our service in the next three years.

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.