Pre-Paid & Pre-Arranged Funerals

Planning Today, For Tomorrow

When faced with having to make funeral arrangements, most people have no prior experience in organising such an event, and little knowledge of what to do.

Funeral Planners can alleviate this burden for you by providing a range of services, allowing you to choose an appropriate funeral that will be conducted professionally and with dignity. The role of the Funeral Planner is to assist in every way possible to ensure the wishes of the family and the deceased are fulfilled.

Pre-paying or pre-arranging a funeral can be completed through an appointment with a Funeral Planner.


A Pre-Arranged Funeral is one where the family and Funeral Planner establish and document the funeral requisites and services which they may utilise in the future.

Information that may be required include: the contact person after your death, important personal information including marriage(s), children and parental details, which will be recorded on a death certificate. Decisions can also be made regarding the location of the funeral service, burial or cremation options, nominated clergy or celebrant to conduct the service, and personal wishes including readings, pallbearers, flowers, donation requests and music.

Payment of the funeral is made when the service is conducted.

Both of these options can provide peace of mind and remove the need for a loved one to arrange a funeral and make difficult decisions.

A Pre-Paid Funeral is one where the family and Funeral Planner establish the funeral requisites and services that they wish to contract and pay for now at today’s prices, for provision at a future date.

When planning a funeral decisions need to be made on the type of service and its location along with the content, music, readings, poetry and order of service, whether there will be a burial or a cremation, the choice of a coffin or a casket, the selection of funeral notices, deciding on floral tributes and looking at various options.

Anyone can take out a Pre-Paid Funeral Plan regardless of their age or state of health.

Benefits of pre-paying a funeral include:

  • Protecting your family from the distress of making difficult decisions at an emotional time.
  • Your family being relieved from any financial burden.
  • Your wishes are made known and are carried out by the funeral director of your choice.
  • The costs are fixed and therefore provide protection from future price increase.
  • Providing peace of mind for both yourself and your family members.
  • Maximising your pension entitlement. Any funds paid into a plan are not subject to the Under current laws, your investment is exempt from both the assets test and deeming provisions of any means tested Government benefits.

Yes, Sureplan has a successful history since 1935 of managing funeral funds. Sureplan Gold is a secure Fund focussed on the preservation of members’ funds and Sureplan’s investment activities are regulated by the Corporations Act and the Life Insurance Act – protection is provided by the conservative nature of the authorised investments and the continuous solvency requirements maintained in accordance with the Life Insurance Act and Prudential Standards.

Anyone can take out a Pre-Paid Funeral Plan regardless of their age or state of health.

Ensure you are prepared.

Remove the burden from your family and loved ones by downloading and completing our Personal Profile and Pre-Need Arrangement Form, and giving your loved ones a copy.

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