The Best Budget Funeral Directors in Melbourne
The Browne Brothers Funeral Home offers personalised funerals of the highest standard, including the support of some of Melbourne’s most experienced funeral directors.
Our caring staff help you choose the best option for your family and loved one.
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Our Funeral Services
At Browne Brothers, we are proud to offer an extensive range of funeral packages to suit your budget and personal wishes.
Our friendly team are available 24/7 to take you through the available options, helping reduce the burden on your family at this difficult time.
Dignity Casket Single Service
An unattended Cremation will take place at Lake Mulwala Crematorium
A caring, dignified farewell. Cheapest cremation service in Melbourne using our innovative display casket, saving you thousands on the cost of a coffin and reducing the environmental impact at the same time.
Burial Funeral Services
Farewell your loved one with a graveside service.
Honour your loved one in a chapel or church service, then move onto the graveside for the final farewell and burial.
If you’re not sure what burial service is best for you, feel free to contact us and our friendly team will help you.
An Unattended Cremation to take place without a service, with no mourners in attendance.
A 30 minute quiet reflection time spent with your loved one in our Chapel, with a viewing if requested. The Unattended Cremation will take place at Lake Mulwala Crematorium.
A caring dignified farewell, using our innovative dignity casket.
Honour your loved one with a funeral service in the Kingston Funerals chapel, a church or at any of the Crematoria followed by an unattended cremation.
If you’re not sure what cremation service is best for you, feel free to contact us and our friendly team will help you.
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Frequently Asked Questions
If you know you will need to plan a funeral service in the near future, it might be wise to plan ahead. Making funeral plans now could make the process less stressful during a difficult time, and give your loved one a chance to have a say.
Many funeral directors offer funeral planning services and will be able to guide you through the entire process, from planning through to the day itself. They should make the process easier and less stressful, ensuring you can get the results you're looking for for your loved one.
Your other option is to plan a funeral yourself. If you're planning on having a smaller service for immediate friends and family, or having a direct cremation, planning your own service might be the way to go. There are plenty of resources online you can use to plan a funeral. However, there is a lot to think about when planning a funeral. If you know it's going to be a large event, you're much better off choosing a funeral director or dedicated funeral planning services.
Funeral planning services can help you understand what costs are involved in a funeral, and they will work with you to plan the perfect fitting service. A representative from the funeral home or independent funeral planner will discuss what your loved one would have wanted with you.
Most funeral expenses will be for the venue, the coffin or urn, preparation, and for the funeral service itself. There may also be costs for transporting the body, flowers, and catering. You can learn more about additional funeral costs here.
If you have decided to plan a funeral before a death, you may want to consider a prepaid funeral plan. Prepaid Funeral is an arrangement where you pay for the funeral in advance, so that when your loved one passes, your family doesn't have to worry about paying for the services themselves. Many funeral directors allow you to pay over time, reducing the financial burden a funeral can present and making the overall process smoother. Pre-paid funeral plans also allow you to lock today's prices for funerals. Depending on demand, funeral services can become expensive. Locking in a price by pre-paying can save you some money if the prices have gone up by the time you require funeral services.
We do! We offer complete funeral plan management. If you are considering making prepaid funeral plans, Browne Brothers Funerals can guide you through the process and plan everything out completely. We aim to make the whole process as stress-free as possible, as funeral preplanning can sometimes be confronting. Discuss your needs with a local funeral director from our team and we'll help you get the results you're looking for.
Funeral insurance is similar to prepaid funeral plans in that it allows you to pay for a funeral service before you actually need the services. However, funeral insurance is not as cost-effective as a prepaid funeral plan as you will need to continue paying for insurance until the day of the funeral, rather than simply paying a set cost. Additionally, any lapses in insurance payment will mean you're not covered and any money paid previously will not go towards the funeral.
A funeral bond is an investment offered by a life insurance firm to help you save money on funeral expenses. It's similar to a trust fund, in that a funeral bond only provides benefits upon the death of the nominated person and can't be accessed before that. Funeral bonds can be difficult to get the best results with, so we usually don't recommend them for our clients.
Message From Bob
“I feel that it is our independence that gives us the flexibility to provide an individual service to our clients and our small scale gives us a lightness of touch and speed of response that can be very important at the most difficult of times.”
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High Standards Low Price
At Browne Brothers Funerals we are proud to offer dignified and high quality funerals at an affordable price. We are able to maintain our reasonable prices through our use of existing chapels throughout the Melbourne area.
Over the years we have conducted second generation funerals from very satisfied families and we now offer funerals that are unquestionably the best quality funerals you will find at these very reasonable prices.
At Browne Brothers we take a realistic approach to funeral care. You are given options in the comfort of your own home and no pressure is exerted, you make the choice.