At Direct Cremations Melbourne we are a family owned and operated business that is run by two sisters. Direct Cremations is seen as a specialised division to our affiliated company, Templeton Family Funerals. As a low cost provider of direct cremations, we provide a simple unattended no service cremation for those that want a funeral without the fuss and additional cost. For some families this option suits best, leaving behind some of the stresses of a full funeral service. If funeral options are overwhelming or perhaps not suitable to your situation an unattended cremation can be a low cost effective option. A typical unattended direct cremation will take place within a few days of passing away, no funeral service takes place and no mourners attend. As a passing can often be an unexpected event and money can be a factor, an unattended cremation is an uncomplicated and straight forward process . Our unattended cremations take place at either Springvale Botanical Cemetery or Bunurong Memorial Park with a fixed fee of $1,980 (inc GST). As part of the service we provide a twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week personal & professional care service, the transfer of your loved one into our care, basic mortuary care, basic MDF Coffin, transport of your loved one to crematorium and other relevant inclusions you would expect as part of the cremation process.

Where will the cremation take place?

At Direct Cremations throughout our fifteen years of operations, we understand the importance of having available options for where the cremation will take place. Factors that are often considered are the location proximity to family, your loved one may have specified where they would like to go. The crematorium you do select, will be the location of where your loved ones ashes will be collected from. Other considerations are the crematorium’s offerings. eg. memorialisation options for your loved ones ashes to be eternally rested. For this reason, Direct Cremations offer cremations at five sites across Victoria. Springvale Botanical Cemetery and Bunurong Memorial Park offer state of the art facilities and beautiful Botanical Gardens, Lakes and Ponds, walking trails and even a Cafe for those that wish to return to this special place. Lilydale Memorial Park is a choice for families that enjoy the rolling greenery of the area and will allow mourners to take in the greenery while they consider the memories they once shared with their loved one who has passed. Located a convenient twenty minutes from the Melbourne CBD, Fawkner Memorial Park is a favoured location with one hundred and thirteen hectares of space. It is one of Australia’s largest cemeteries. Another location Direct Cremations facilitates cremation services is the Altona Memorial Park which offers a recently refurbished crematorium and two chapels in addition to function facilities.

Can I Say Goodbye to My Love One prior to Cremation

At Direct Cremations Melbourne & Templeton Family Funerals, we believe it is so important to be able to have the option to say goodbye to your loved one prior to the cremation. We offer viewings in our Templeton Lounge for those that wish to spend one last time saying goodbye or placing a special item in the hands of a loved one. Another option, which is becoming increasingly popular is meeting our hearse within the gates of the crematorium. We then cortege together to a tranquil location within the Botanical Gardens allowing family and friends special time to reflect and be close to their loved one prior to their final journey.
Templeton Family Funerals also offer the option of bringing your loved one home for their private viewing or you may prefer the hearse to drive past your house before continuing to the crematorium for their unattended cremation. Our family ensures your loved ones’ life will be celebrated their way.