End of Life Professionals who Support Green Burials


When a loved one dies it is overwhelming.  There is so much to organise, family and friends to contact, navigating your grief and on top of this, aspects of life still continues; the dishes still need to be done, the dogs walked and the floors swept.  It is understandable that at this time it is just too difficult to advocate for the green burial you or your loved one had been wanting.  It is comforting to have a professional take away the complications and make arrangements on your behalf.  

Unfortunately as green burials are relatively uncommon in Australia they are an unknown for many end of life professionals who may resist this choice in favour of one to which they are more accustomed. This in itself is not a bad thing, they want to do their best for their clients and change simply takes time and advocacy.

Your best option then is to find professionals who support the natural death movement and can faciliate a green burial.  It is important to remember that even if the body has been collected by a funeral home you are under no obligation to proceed with that provider and can have your person transferred to a different funeral professional. “Shopping around” may seem daunting as usually it would involve many phone calls to determine which companies would truly support this choice and see your wishes honoured.  To help you navigate this particular minefield we have produced this list of professionals (listed alphabetically) that we have connected with who not only support green burials but will accept or stock our exceptionally ecologically friendly, Australian made products.  This is by no means an exhaustive list but it is a starting point for those looking for a green burial.


Funeral homes:


  • Become Funerals

Dandenong South

1800 846 326

https://www.facebook.com/becomefunerals/


  • Greenhaven Funerals

Dandenong South

9569 0534

https://www.greenhavenfunerals.com.au/


  • Last Hurrah Funerals

Thornbury

0417 164 065

www.lasthurrahfunerals.com.au


  • Lonergan and Raven Funerals

Cliffton Hill

9489 8711

https://www.ravensfunerals.com.au/


  • Natural Grace Funerals

Woodend/Fairfield

1300 008 037

https://naturalgrace.com.au/


  • Oakdale Funerals

Mooroolbark

0423 009 836

https://www.oakdalefunerals.com.au/



End of Life Doulas:


  • Doula Barb - Life Options

Barb Furgerson

Melbourne 

0419 545 093

https://barbeferg.wixsite.com/doulabarbmelbourne


  • Grace and Gratitude

Sandra Kay

Melbourne 

0413 791 191

GraceandGratitude.com.au


  • Supporting Your Way

Suzanne Beattie-Johnson 

Melbourne

0428 638 988

sue@supportingyourway.com.au

supportingyourway.com.au


  • This Moment Here

Anouk

Melbourne

0415 585 454

thismomenthere.withanouk@gmail.com


If you are an end of life professional and would like to be added please contact me at tamsin@heburials.com.au and will endeavour to amend the list!