END OF LIFE PLANNING.
ON YOUR TERMS.

Prepay a simple cremation online, in less than five minutes, and save thousands compared to a traditional funeral.      

Our mission is to make end of life planning simple & affordable.

Bare is Australia’s most affordable, and least traditional, prepaid funeral.

 

With Bare you can prepay your funeral in under 5 minutes, pay for the service you actually want, and save thousands compared to traditional funerals.

 

No hidden fees, no premium increases, and no carbon impact – whatsoever. 

 

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Based on a general comparison of Bare direct cremation prices in major metros to industry average prices, as reported by Gathered Here in January 2021. Prices may vary based on circumstances.

simple farewells, affordable prices.

We don’t believe that expensive coffins or premium funeral parlours reflect how much you loved your person. That’s why we provide just what you need, at an affordable price, without the unnecessary extras. 

MEMORIAL OPTIONS GIVE YOU THE FLEXIBILITY TO SAY GOODBYE, YOUR WAY.

Two service options for families, giving you the flexibility to choose the right memorial option for you. Our prices are some of the lowest in Australia and 100% transparent – we never charge hidden fees (ever).

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CREMATION ONLY SERVICE

Prepay for a cremation only, and when the time comes we'll simply return the ashes to your family or next of kin.

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  • Services of an experienced funeral director
  • Transfer into our care from place of passing, 24/7
  • Filing necessary paperwork & permits
  • A dignified, private cremation
  • Return of your ashes as directed
  • Official Death Certificate
  • 3rd party trust to hold funds secure until needed

BARE MEMORIAL SERVICE

When the time comes, our celebrant team will help your family arrange and conduct the memorial service.

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Everything in Cremation-Only, plus
  • Your family has a dedicated funeral celebrant
  • Support for your family in planning the memorial service
  • Celebrant-led, personalised memorial

You can trust us with your decision, and your money.

Your money is protected, no matter what happens to Bare.

Your prepaid is placed into a regulated fund with the Australian Friendly Society, who have been around since 1969 protecting their members’ investments.

We are 100% Australian owned, and independent.

We’re Australian owned and operated – and not affiliated with any large funeral companies.  In states where licensing is required, we’re fully licensed.   

All our cremations are 100% carbon neutral.

We offset 100% of the carbon impact of your cremation by planting trees as part of the Western Farm Tree Project.   Learn more here.

BARE IS TRUSTED BY THOUSANDS OF AUSTRALIANS. FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE...

Learn why thousands of Australians – from household names to ordinary Aussies – have chosen to prepay their funeral with Bare.  

our committment to customer service has been widely recognised ...

Here's some more information you might find useful.

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What happens at a cremation?

We explain what happens at a cremation, including how families can be sure they receive the right ashes. Common questions about cremations answered.

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got questions? we've got answers.

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.   

If you happen to pass away prior to your installment plan being finished, we will absolutely still commence the service and undertake collection and the paperwork process. We will coordinate with your next of kin or family members to pay the balance due -. at the price you locked in at the time you started the installment payments.

 

We currently offer monthly or fortnightly payment options. We are however going to start additional plans to ensure all Australians have access to an affordable funeral service. If you are unable to afford our monthly plans, but would still like a prepaid funeral, please give us a call on 1800 531 936 to discuss your options. We are here to help.

 

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.

 

The decision to purchase your prepaid funeral now or later completely depends on your current financial circumstances. The major benefit of prepaying with Bare Cremation 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 wont 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.

 

No, once you have locked in. your prepaid funeral you have guaranteed you will receive that funeral service. The only situation where extra fees may be payable is in the even you pass away in a different region from your address. We are proud to say that we’ve never charged a family a cent more than was prepaid (and in some cases, we’ve even returned money to the family!)

 

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 Tasmania) the cremation fee is significantly higher than others. Our prices reflect the the local input prices of our services.  We’re constantly working to get our prices as low as possible in all locations. 

 

The prices we have on our pricing page are typically for major cities and their surrounds. The slightly higher price for regional areas is primarily due to the increased transportation costs. Even with slightly increased prices, we are typically up to 50% cheaper than the local regional funeral home, which we are very proud of.

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 Prepaid Bond in a regulated fund with the Australian 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.

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.

Yes. Your funeral contract has each specific line item, with each of it’s costs. You can request this anytime, or create your own via https://bare.com.au/get-started/

It’s important to ensure that your next of kin or executor know your wishes. That will make the process seamless at the time of your passing. If you are in an aged care facility or hospital, please don’t hesitate to let them know that you have a prepaid contract with Bare Cremation and provide our phone number. They will then be able to contact us immediately when the time comes.

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

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 https://bare.com.au/my-account/

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.

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.

The investment value of your prepaid contract is invested in a regulated Fund with the Australian 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.