Bereavement Assistance provide a quality, dignified service at low-cost to Victorian families struggling financially.

Bereavement Assistance is a not-for-profit registered charity, and we are dedicated to helping families who may be struggling financially, leaving them free to grieve without the added financial stress of costs associated with engaging with a commercial funeral service.

At Bereavement Assistance you have the choice of either a private, unattended cremation; or a private, unattended burial.

As a not-for-profit registered charity, we rely on a number of commercial partnerships, with our primary partnership being with the Victorian State Government through the Department of Health and Human Services. Our agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services requires us to determine eligibility for our services therefore, if a family approaches Bereavement Assistance seeking to engage our services, we will request financial records from families in order to determine a family’s eligibility.

Potter’s Field Funerals – a low-cost alternative to commercial funeral providers.

Bereavement Assistance also has a commercial partnership with Potter’s Field Funerals, a funeral service provider that offers a variety of funeral service options where the costs compare very favourably to services offered by a commercial funeral service provider.

Through Potter’s Field Funerals you have the choice of several types of funeral services…

  • Private, Unattended Cremation.
  • Private, Unattended Burial.
  • Chapel or Church Service followed by either cremation or burial.
  • Service in a home or other venue followed by either cremation or burial.
  • Green burial option.

Potter’s Field Funerals encourage families to farewell their loved ones in a space that best reflects their loved one’s life, so the possibilities are endless and we work alongside families to ensure the farewell is appropriate and what is needed while keeping costs to a manageable level.

With Potters Field Funerals there is no need for us to determine eligibility for our services, therefore, we welcome engagement with families who are seeking a funeral service to farewell their loved one and we never turn families away.

By engaging with Potter’s Field Funerals, you are supporting the charitable function of Bereavement Assistance Funerals – CHOOSING IS GIVING.

If you wish to explore the options available through Potter’s Field Funerals, click here to visit the website.

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

  • Bonnie Carter
    An incredibly professional, caring, sensitive and dedicated organisation who go above and beyond their calling. No question was too silly, no request too much trouble.
    Bonnie Carter
  • Vicki Grishin
    They were incredibly caring, and no one could have done a better job. Even after the funeral they gave me assistance. I have recommended them to all my friends.
    Vicki Grishin
  • Michael Babczynski
    Absolutely fantastic support provided by Bereavement Assistance. Thank you, Bereavement Assistance, - and while I hope to not have to use your services anytime soon, I know who we will turn to in the future for support.
    Michael Babczynski
  • Andrew Hastings
    A fantastic company that catered for our family's loss. The staff were extremely sympathetic, understanding, caring and well organised with every major, minor or particular detail. Extremely professional and excellent communication to and from.
    Andrew Hastings
  • Jenny R
    The staff at Bereavement Assistance were so wonderful. From the first call I made to them. Thank you so much for your care and respect that you offered my family at such a terrible time. I have already recommended the service to other people.
    Jenny R

We understand the confusion, stress and sense of loss at the time of arranging a funeral for your loved one.

That’s why our staff take time to explain the service options available, guide you through the process and find ways to help you and your family… whether that is financial assistance by providing dignified, quality, low-cost funerals or suggesting alternatives to traditional commercial funerals.

Our mission is to relieve poverty, financial and emotional distress by providing practical assistance with our funeral services, so you can give your loved ones a dignified farewell and feel free to grieve.

We believe everyone, no matter what their financial, social or family circumstances are, has the right to a quality, dignified funeral service – rather than putting their family into financial hardship or having a pauper funeral. We never turn anyone away.

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