Choosing a funeral director

A funeral director helps to guide families through the often emotional process of organising a funeral for a loved one.

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Funeral directors are not compulsory but most people find they make things simpler and easier.

A funeral director will help to organise:

  • a cremation or burial and what will occur during the service
  • celebrants or clergy such as priests
  • vehicles and flowers
  • transport and care for the deceased person
  • a venue for the service
  • registration of the death with the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Learn more about what a funeral director does and arranging the funeral yourself.

The Australian Funeral Directors Association publishes a list of funeral directors in Western Australia and also has general information to help you plan a funeral.
If you have a complaint about a funeral director, you can contact:

Page reviewed 10 May 2020