Organising a funeral is not something many of us have to do often, so when the time does come it can feel quite overwhelming.

Because of this George Hartnett Metropolitan Funerals have put together an extensive range of information that will help answer some of your questions.

In this section you will find information on preplanning a funeral, what to do immediately following a death, what you need to know when arranging a funeral, what to expect when attending a funeral and finally some things to consider after the funeral.

All You Need to Know About Funerals

George Hartnett Metropolitan Funerals has also put together a handy document detailing all you will need to know about arranging a funeral, download your free copy below:

All You Need To Know About Funerals (.pdf)

We understand that losing a loved one can be a be a life-changing event so if you feel that George Hartnett Metropolitan Funerals can help in any way we encourage you to get in touch.

For 24-hour support, every day of the week, call us on 1300 662 172.

Planning Ahead

Planning a funeral when a loved one dies can be a challenging task, but did you know that a funeral can be planned and paid for ahead of time? 

A prepaid funeral is a sensible alternative to funeral insurance or funeral bonds, and could save you money - you pay today's price and ensure the service will be tailored to your needs, wishes and budget.

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When Someone Passes

When someone close to you has passed away and if you've never arranged a funeral before, you might not know what you will need to do when a death has occurred.

You'll find more information about what to do when a death occurs, what to expect when meeting your funeral director, the Death Certificate and why funerals matter in this section.

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Before the Service

There is usually some time between making the initial funeral arrangements with your funeral director, and the time of the actual funeral service.

There are a number of things you may wish to consider before the funeral service, such as the choice of day and time, whether you will have a viewing and if you are writing a eulogy.

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During the Service

In this section George Hartnett Metropolitan Funerals has shared some information around what to expect during the funeral service, including ways in which you may choose to participate in the service.

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After the Service

Once the funeral service is over, it is time to consider the type of memorial and the place you would like for your loved one to be memorialised.

Your options will depend on whether it was a burial or cremation service. We also provide information about scattering ashes in Australia and recommended resources for coping with grief.

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