Potter's Field Funerals

Green Funeral Services

 

At Potter’s Field Funerals, we provide affordable, meaningful, and dignified green funeral services that reflect the environmentally-conscious values and wishes of yourself and your loved ones.

 

Our funeral services are carbon offset, via the Earth Legacy Trust, who arrange to have trees planted on our behalf. This enables you to be confident in choosing Potter’s Field Funerals in protecting and saving our planet. 

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Green Funeral Services

In Melbourne

What is a green funeral? A green or eco funeral is based on the principle of making as little negative impact on the natural environment as possible. Green funerals are where simplicity, conservation, and sustainability matter. 

Traditional funerals can sometimes be a lavish affair, involving a costly coffin and headstone, embalming for the deceased, and various add-ons. These and other embellishments not only add to the cost of the funeral, but also the size of our carbon footprint.

At Potter’s Field Funerals, we recognise those who feel strongly about caring for and protecting the environment – both while they are alive and when they pass on. Our experienced team is dedicated to supporting families with green funeral options that are eco-friendly, sustainable, and leave a softer and lighter footprint on the earth.

OUR ECO & GREEN FUNERAL OPTIONS
We are ever ready to discuss the best solutions towards planning a green funeral in Melbourne, which includes incorporating the following options:
  • Environmentally-friendly caskets and coffins
  • Use of natural markers instead of headstones
  • Biodegradable garments or shrouds
  • Natural burial grounds in Victoria
  • Mortuary care without chemical preservatives or disinfectants
  • Venue in a location of your preference
  • Tree-planting ceremony via the Earth Legacy Trust

If there are other eco funeral specifics you require that are not listed above, please do not hesitate to discuss this with our team. We endeavour to customise every element of the funeral within statutory guidelines so that it is meaningful and personal to you and your loved ones. Moreover, please be assured that we will never sell you overinflated funeral packages that you don’t need.

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Arranging a funeral can be a difficult time. We are here to take care of all the details, so you can focus on other family matters.

Our Commitment to You

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We are an Australian funeral company trading as a social enterprise. Our philosophy is that providing a funeral service is not purely a commercial exchange; it’s a community exchange.

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We keep our service and funeral fees affordable so everyone can have the dignified and meaningful send-off they deserve.

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By choosing Potter’s Field Funerals, you will be assisting in the provision of funeral services to financially disadvantaged members of our community so they get the meaningful send-off they deserve at a reduced cost of a typical commercial funeral.

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By choosing Potter’s Field Funerals, you will be assisting in the provision of funeral services to financially disadvantaged members of our community via our partnership with Bereavement Assistance Ltd,  so they get the meaningful send-off they deserve at a reduced cost of a typical commercial funeral.

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As part of our full onsite mortuary service, our qualified embalmers can restore, sanitise, and ensure the hygienic preservation of your loved one. You can be confident that your loved one will be treated with the utmost respect and dignity.

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We can be contacted 24/7 for urgent response. We service all areas of Melbourne and regional Victoria.

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Potter’s Field Funerals are committed to offsetting the carbon impact of your funeral using a tree planting ceremony via the Earth Legacy Trust.

Potter’s Field Funeral Venues

We service all areas of Melbourne and regional Victoria, providing meaningful and affordable funerals suited to your budgets and requirements.

Our funeral venues include cemetery chapels, green funeral spaces, and other venues that can accommodate funeral or memorial services. Please contact us to view our extensive list of funeral venues in Victoria.

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TESTIMONIALS

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.

SERVICES

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 can encompass the restoration, sanitisation and hygienic preservation of the deceased. 

VIEWING

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. 

BURIALS

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. 

Cremations

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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