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Level 1, 92 Atherton Rd, Oakleigh VIC 3166
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(03) 9568 4047
info@pottersfieldfunerals.com.au
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Supporting Families During Their

Times of Bereavement

For Your Comfort and Convenience

Affordable Funerals

Based in Oakleigh, Potter’s Field Funerals is an independently run funeral home company that prides themselves on delivering affordable cremation and funeral services to suit your needs.

From taking the time to understand your needs and requests, to providing you with support during your service, our funeral home strives to provide affordable and meaningful farewells just the way you envision them to be. We believe that providing a funeral service is not purely a commercial exchange, it’s a community exchange.

Potter’s Field Funerals offers fully-inclusive funeral services in all areas of Melbourne and regional Victoria, liaising with third parties on your behalf, and taking into account your budgets and requirements when planning an intimate and dignified send-off for your loved one. We understand the difficulty of funeral planning while mourning the loss of a loved one, and we are here to assist you every step of the way.

Choosing is Giving.

We believe in doing things differently. Trading as a social enterprise, Potter’s Field Funerals holds a simple core philosophy; a belief that getting and giving can be one.

When you choose one of our affordable funeral plans or packages in Melbourne, you are providing other families with the opportunity for a quality, dignified service for their loved one. Your choice of a Potter’s Field funeral supports Bereavement Assistance Ltd, an organisation dedicated to providing charitable funeral services to disadvantaged families across Victoria.

No matter what one’s financial, social or family circumstances may be, we strongly believe that everyone is deserving of a meaningful farewell for their loved ones. We are dedicated to helping families through a difficult time without the added financial stress of the price of a commercial funeral service.

Our Funeral Services

Potter’s Field Funerals offer a wide range of funeral services to cater to families from different cultural and religious backgrounds.

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Traditional Service

Finding comfort and solace in time-honoured traditions.

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Contemporary Service

A ceremony as unique as your loved one.

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Eco & Green
Options

When simplicity, conservation and sustainability matter.

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Pre-Planned Options

Providing financial and emotional peace of mind.

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From offering fully customisable funeral services with no hidden fees, to ensuring families receive the highest standard of care and hospitality, we are here to take care of all the details so you are able to celebrate your loved one with a memorable and special ceremony.

Talk to our caring team.

Arranging a funeral can be a difficult time.
Our experienced team will help and taking care of your needs and wishes.

Choose Potter’s Field Funerals

Our caring and compassionate funeral home directors are here to support you when you need it most. Having served Victorian families since 2014, our funeral directors are available 8.30-4.30 Monday to Friday to answer any of your inquiries and we have a pickup service 24/7 to organise the transfer of your loved one into our care. However, arrangement services will only be available during business hours.

  • Personalised, ethical and inclusive funeral care that is not just a commercial exchange, but delivers community benefit too.
  • Full onsite mortuary service – our embalmers will restore, sanitise and ensure the hygienic preservation of your loved one.
  • Our funeral home’s fees and services are affordable so everyone is able to have a dignified send-off for their loved one.
  • We service all areas of Melbourne and regional Victoria.
  • Choosing a Potter’s Field Funeral assists our charitable partner (Bereavement Assistance Ltd) to care for disadvantaged members of the Victorian community by providing a funeral without the financial pressure of a commercial cost.

To coordinate arrangements for your loved one, you can visit us at our office or alternatively, we also offer the option of doing the arrangements over the phone, email and Zoom. Contact us to find out more.

Service types

We provide cremation and burial services throughout Victoria, at the cemetery of your choice. Burial options range from traditional grave selections including; lawns, vault, monumental and mausoleum options and alternative burial choices including natural and upright (location specific).

A single service is where the entire proceedings take place at one location, such as a church or chapel (or other venue) without following onto a second location. This means that the cremation or burial takes place privately following the service. Family and friends may wish to move onto a secondary location for a wake or celebration, but this does not require the attendance of funeral staff.

A dual service takes place at two locations, such as a church or chapel (or other venue) followed by an attended graveside burial or witnessed cremation. In the case of burial, the initial service will be followed by a formal cortege to a graveside location where the final words of committal and laying to rest of the deceased takes place with loved ones present. In the case of a witnessed cremation, a selected number of family and friends may follow the hearse to the crematorium to witness the cremation after the service has taken place.

A graveside service consists of a simple ceremony provided directly at the graveside. There is no formal service held prior in a chapel or other location. A service at the graveside is usually smaller in attendance and shorter in duration, as it is usually a requirement for the attendees to be standing for the entire service and may be held in inclement weather. Although less formal than a church or chapel ceremony, it can still contain all the elements of tradition service such as eulogies, music and prayer. A graveside service is usually concluded with a ceremonial sand or flower offering atop of the lowered coffin.

A witnessed cremation can be held as either a standalone service or following on from a single service or even precede a memorial service. This requires the booking of a private room in the crematorium where a small number of attendees can gather for a short period of time to say farewell in their own way and watch as the coffin is placed into the cremator.

A private cremation or burial is held when there is no formal funeral service; only funeral staff will be in attendance. Family may or may not choose to have some type of ceremony at a later date.

A memorial service is usually held after the cremation or burial has taken place (with or without the cremated remains present). There are a number of reasons for choosing a memorial service;

  • It allows family to personalise their farewell in a way that doesn’t necessarily fit with their idea of traditional funeral service.
  • It can allow family more time to make the right decisions in regards to the final farewell of their loved one, without the added pressure of laying the deceased to rest.
  • It may be the wishes of deceased that their body not be present, or the wishes of the remaining family, for their own reasons.
  • The decision may also be a financial one. Without having to employ the services of a funeral director to hold a formal service, families can save money by only engaging the services of a funeral director to assist with a direct cremation or burial and the required documentation.

At Potter’s Field Funerals we can provide assistance with both the preparatory arrangements in regards to laying your loved one to rest, leaving you to organise your own memorial service or provide you with a complete service including assistance with organising and booking your memorial service and providing staff on the day to assist with the running of your event.

WHAT OUR FAMILIES SAY

"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, Josephine 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

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

– Sonja Louise