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Funeral Coffins & Caskets

No matter what type of funeral you choose, a funeral coffin or casket is legally required. At Brember Family Funerals, we have a range of coffins (or caskets) for funerals. You can view our range below, from affordable coffins suitable for burials or cremations to higher-end coffins.

Our funeral coffins & caskets in Melbourne

Our coffins are made from the highest quality materials and come in various beautiful wood tones.

When you choose a funeral package, our funeral directors will show you the type of funeral coffin or casket you can choose. You will also be offered a range of coffin handles to select what you prefer.

As highly rated funeral directors in Melbourne, we take great pride in helping our families find a suitable coffin for their loved ones. From smaller child coffins and standard-sized coffins to larger coffins, our team will help guide you in choosing a coffin.

If you’ve got a particular coffin in mind, or your loved one has requested a specific coffin for their funeral, please chat with us, and we’ll do our best to source it for you.

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Choosing a coffin or casket - The process and steps

As a legal requirement in Australia, your loved one must be buried or cremated in a coffin. Our team of funeral directors will guide you through the process:

  1. You choose the funeral package you’d prefer – from no-service cremations and affordable cremations to our most popular tribute package and full-service funerals; we can cater for your needs.
  2. Your funeral director will show you the range of coffins available for that funeral package.
  3. You choose the wood colouring and the handles you’d prefer.

As our funeral packages can be tailored to suit your needs, if you’ve seen a coffin you’d prefer, please let us know so we can adjust your package accordingly.

Why choose Brember Family Funerals for coffins & caskets

At Brember Family Funerals, we take the time to listen to your needs and strive to help you create memorable funerals that are perfectly suited to your loved one.

We’ve sourced the highest-quality coffins and caskets and use only the best suppliers.

As a coffin is the final place your loved one will lie, we understand you want one that suits them. Our vast range caters for all budgets, tastes and requirements. If you’ve seen a coffin elsewhere that you’d prefer, let us know, and we’ll do our best to source it for you.

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Funeral service cremation or burial

Affordable coffins and caskets in Melbourne

For families that have chosen either a no-service or an affordable cremation, our packages include a low-cost coffin suitable for this type of funeral.

A coffin can often be the most expensive part of a funeral (and is a requirement of the law), and that’s why we have a range of affordable coffins and caskets included in our range.

Our affordable coffins are simple and low-key, still serving the purpose they’re designed for, but without the higher-end wood finishes and decorative handles.

Chat with our team today about choosing a suitable coffin or casket for your loved one’s funeral.

Call us today to organise a funeral in Melbourne

Our range of funeral packages, including coffins and caskets, are designed to relieve some of the stress of planning a funeral in Melbourne. We’re here to help. Contact our team today.

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Funeral Coffin & Casket FAQs

What is the difference between a coffin and a casket?

A coffin is typically shaped like a body, being narrower at the head and feet sections and wider at the shoulders. It has a tapered hexagonal shape. A coffin has a hinged lid that opens in 2 parts, allowing for a viewing of your loved one from the shoulders up.

A casket is more symmetrical in its design, often being rectangular or quadrilateral in shape. A casket traditionally has a consistent shape from top to bottom (i.e. it doesn’t taper like a coffin). The hinged lid of a casket opens in full, allowing for a full viewing of your loved one.

What are the price ranges for coffins and caskets?

The prices of coffins and caskets can vary greatly depending on what you choose. Our coffin prices are disclosed with our funeral packages so you will clearly see what the coffin is worth. The costs vary depending on the type of wood, the size and the metal options (for hinges, handles & decorations) you choose. As a guideline, our coffins and caskets range from $300 to $89,000.

How do I know if a coffin or casket is environmentally friendly?

The best way to know if a coffin or casket is environmentally friendly, is to ask your funeral director when you’re planning the funeral. Most coffins and some caskets are made from medium density fibreboard (MDF). The most environmentally friendly option for a coffin or casket would be solid timber such as pine or wicker.

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