Potter's Field Funerals

Potter’s Field is an Australian funeral home company trading as a social enterprise.
It’s a simple idea. A belief that giving and getting can be one.

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At Potter’s Field Funerals, we believe in doing things differently. As an independently run funeral home company in Melbourne, trading as a social enterprise, we believe that providing a funeral service is not purely a commercial exchange, it’s a community exchange.

Our funeral service company will take the time to understand the needs and requests of your family, provide honest and clear advice, as well as offer you support for a short or long service. We service all areas of Melbourne and regional Victoria, providing affordable and meaningful farewells suited to your budgets and requirements. Whether you prefer a traditional funeral or a more contemporary funeral service, we are here to assist you.

At Potter’s Field Funerals, we understand the importance of planning an affordable funeral service just the way you want it, intimate and dignified. From budget funeral services with no hidden fees to ensuring your family receives the highest standard of care and hospitality, we strive to ensure that your ceremony to bid farewell to your loved one is a memorable and special one.

Our core philosophy is simple; a belief that getting and giving can be one.

By choosing our affordable funeral home company, you are providing other families with the right to a quality, dignified service. We believe everyone, no matter what their financial, social or family circumstances may be, deserves a meaningful farewell for their loved ones. This is why your choice of a Potter’s Field funeral service company supports Bereavement Assistance, an organisation dedicated to providing charitable services to disadvantaged families across Victoria.

Our eco funeral home provides green funerals, affordable cremation and funeral services in Melbourne. We have served Victorian families since 2014, and are available 24/7 to service your needs. Our caring funeral directors will take care of all the details, and provide you with support when you need it most. We are committed to honouring and celebrating the lives of your loved ones, guiding you through your arrangement every step of the way.


Our Services

Traditional Service

Finding comfort and solace in time honoured traditions.


Contemporary Service

For a send off as unique as your loved one.


Eco & Green Options

When simplicity, conservation and sustainability matter.


Pre-Planned Options

Providing financial and emotional peace of mind.


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We Are Open

Monday – Friday
8.30am – 4.30pm

Choosing Is Giving

Your conscious choice
to help others.


What Our Families Say

I'm beyond thankful for the love and care you have taken with my Dad and opportunity for me to send him off in style today was just lovely. Thank you for all your support.

– Sonja Louise

The kindness and respect shown towards my Mother following the loss of her much loved brother was nothing short of excellent; When Mum was grieving and at times confused by the process of making the arrangements, the team at Potter's Field was able to put her mind at ease with her gentle and caring approach. Nothing was too much trouble and it was much appreciated.

– Robert Rennie

Thank you for arranging our father's memorial service and for supporting our family every step of the way. Your approach was respectful and caring and exactly what our father wanted.

Jen Sartain

I would like to thank Alex and his team for their kindness, and professionalism in taking gentle care of mom. They politely guided me and my brother through every step of the process. This helped ease our minds so we could just focus on the funeral mass service to celebrate moms life and Father Esuru to give her God's blessings, and her burial service to farewell her life from here into the new beginnings of eternal life. Thank you from our family.

Ana Willis

I want to thank Potters Field for the care and excellence in the care of my sister in law. And Georgia the funeral director, was so lovely and patient . I recommend them highly, a terrific team with compassion and even though its on a budget, they treat people with respect and kindness.

Anne Margaret Morrall

Frequently Asked Questions

We are here to help and take care of all the details in your time of need, so you can focus on celebrating the life of your loved one.

How quickly do we need to decide on a funeral? What if I don't feel ready straight away?

Death is an incredible difficult trauma to deal with. There are some religions and cultures that demand burial or cremation within a very short timeframe and that is always well known within the family and community so is a very straightforward process.

If there are no strict cultural or religious traditions to uphold, and the deceased has not prepaid or pre-arranged a funeral service or made their wishes known, it is the next of kin and those who loved them who have to make the decisions of where,when, burial or cremation in an unfamiliar, emotional and exhausting context. Once a loved one is in the care of a funeral director, they can be cared for while these decisions are made. Each funeral service and each family’s circumstances are different; sometimes, time is of the essence, other times, a delay of a week or more is essential, determined by: the availability of venues, clergy, celebrants, family and friends who live far away. Open discussion with your funeral director about your specific needs will ensure that the service for your loved one will be the farewell you want it to be and honour their lives in the most appropriate and fitting way.

Does the hospital or doctor give me the death certificate?

The doctor or hospital is required to write a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death and lodge the certificate with the Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. A copy of that certificate is provided to the funeral director, not the next of kin and is given to the crematorium for a cremation, and to the cemetery for a burial, along with the required documents signed by the next of kin. The funeral director can provide a copy to the family if they request it.

How do I obtain the death certificate?

The funeral director lodges a Death Registration Form which contains the personal information required for the death certificate with the Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages following the funeral. The registry will process the application and post the certificate directly to the next of kin, listed on the form as the informant, within 4-6 weeks. If your loved one’s death was reported to the coroner, the certificate will be issued approximately 12 weeks after the funeral.


Arranging A Funeral

Mortuary Care

Our qualified embalmers adhere to a strict code of ethics and ensure that your loved one will be treated with the utmost respect and dignity. Our embalming service encompasses the restoration, sanitisation and hygienic preservation of the deceased. 


Viewing is a non-obligatory and personal choice that allows families to say their final goodbyes to their loved one. In addition to seeing and spending time with the deceased prior to the funeral, flowers, special objects or photographs can be placed in the coffin or casket with your loved one during this time. 


If you would like to arrange burial services as part of your funeral, simply let us know. From liaising with your preferred cemetery location to assisting you with the selection and purchase of cemetery plot, crypt, vault or mausoleum, we can do it all. 


We can help you organise cremations for your loved ones, with or without a funeral. For those wishing to have attendance for the cremation, we can arrange for that as well, so you can bid farewell to your loved one the way you wish to do so. 

92 Atherton Rd,
Oakleigh, Victoria 3166

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