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Funeral Directors Melbourne

Our softer, more personalised touch provides a place where families are supported and cared for every step of the way from the initial enquiry through to and after the funeral service. A farewell that truly reflects what life meant to your loved one, and what they truly mean to you. There is not one way to say goodbye.
Family Owned and Operated
Kelly

OUR MISSION

We focus on bringing compassion and understanding to the conducted service, offering personalised and tailored services and therefore our funeral parlours in Melbourne are a preference for families needing help and guidance to farewell a loved one.

Our staff are trained and members of the community, bringing a sense of serenity and support throughout the planning process and service. When you choose us, we offer budget cremations and reliability funeral directors in Melbourne, ensuring that you are able to say goodbye knowing everything is being taken care of by us.

our mission

‘It’s a true calling, to help families at a time of need. We are strangers when we first meet and for families to trust in us to take care of their loved one is an honour and privilege.’ – Kelly Burns

Our Melbourne Funeral Services

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BURIALS

Burials require the purchase of a grave and also an intermit fee. These fees are determined on the cemetery and type of grave selected.

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AFFORDABLE FUNERALS & CREMATION

We offer many varieties of budget funerals and cremation services in Melbourne from an unattended Direct Cremation with no one in attendance.

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PREPAID FUNERALS

We offer prepaid funerals, with it you pay for your funeral at today’s price and give your family peace of mind.

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COFFINS

We offer a wide selection of caskets and coffins available in a range of materials that can suit all budgets. Call us today.

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GREEN FUNERALS

Sustainable and Meaningful Funerals leaving a lighter softer and smaller footprint on the earth.

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ORTHODOX FUNERALS

Helping the Orthodox community providing traditional and non-traditional services having the understanding of personal values and the intricacies of the orthodox religion, cultural and personal needs of each family.

Redwood Funerals have built their reputation as the most empathetic and kind funeral directors in Northern-Western-Southern Melbourne areas.

At one of the most difficult times in our lives, Kelly and her team were a welcome source of care, compassion and support. Their professionalism and organisation allowed our family to seamlessly deliver a fitting family farewell, with wonderful peace of mind that everything was taken care of, as per the family wishes.Nothing was too much trouble, the hard work, care and patience Kelly and her team at Redwood showed was first class. Highly recommend Redwood. I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
Scott Boothey
Scott Boothey
05:26 01 Jun 24
I witnessed Kelly handle my friends Dad's funeral. It was amazing and the customer service my friend experienced was next level. Thankyou Redwood for making a very stressful and anxious time for my friend Jess a lot easier. Wishing you all the best of success.
Garth Rudlin
Garth Rudlin
10:49 04 May 24
No amount of words will explain the exceptional service from Kelly and Mark.From the very first phone call, Kelly’s warmth and kindness was shining. It was like I had called my aunty, someone familiar and loving - apart of the family. As someone who had no idea how to organise a funeral, she made it seem like the easiest thing to do. She took care of everything and was there every step of the way (even at 2am when I had to call). I couldn’t have done this without her.Kelly, mark and frank went above and beyond every step of the way.We couldn’t have chosen a better company to help with our grandfathers funeral. They were extremely thoughtful and took into account all our orthodox traditions.During death, it can feel very lonely. But with kelly and mark, our family never felt that. Kelly, thank you so much for doing such a spectacular job and proving us with so much love and care as we said goodbye to our grandfather.You’re an angel and we will never forget what you did for us ❤️
Kayla Maree
Kayla Maree
22:55 11 Apr 24
Dear Kelly and Mark,On behalf of our family we would like to extend our deepest gratitude for your support, guidance, professionalism and utmost compassion.From the moment we met you, we knew that your family business was the right team to create an experience that was respectful and dignified for the funeral of our father.Your kindness brought us an immediate sense of calm and relief as we journeyed on this road to laying dad to rest.Every detailed request was received and welcomed by you without hesitation.Between both of you – you ensured we had the perfect the floral arrangement. Bringing in flowers from interstate and going to the ends of the earths to find orange roses – Dad’s favourites, was exceptional – for that we will always be grateful.The funeral was arranged and run with perfection – supporting us on the day to ensure the chapel was perfect. The details that were minor but meant the world to us were covered. We did not have to think about a thing except be in the moment.We will never forget the experience you created from the beginning to the end of the celebration of Dad’s life. The literal warm hugs during the course of the day was felt with heart.Referring your services comes with pride as we have experienced your warmth, compassion and professionalism. A family run business that are connected to ensure not only the person passed is taken care of with love but that of the family.Forever grateful to you both. Thank-you to William and Frank for being fantastic on the day.Thank-you!From the Jackson and Fernando Families.
Zaidee Jackson
Zaidee Jackson
09:49 01 Feb 24
A huge heartfelt thankyou goes to Kelly and Mark and the team at Redwood Funerals. They put together a beautiful service for our much loved Dad. The celebrant Carly did a fantastic job on the day, and the care, patience and light humor Kelly and Mark bestowed on us all really helped make what was such a difficult time that little bit easier.Funerals are never easy, however I would thoroughly recommend Redwood Funerals to everyone.
Martine Fleming
Martine Fleming
07:08 26 Oct 23
Thank you Kelly and team for such sensitiveness and cars and understanding of my Dad's funeral service. You guys made him look good for his final send off but more importantly created a faultless coordination while being respectful to our cultural needs and arrangements. Also appreciate your proactiveness in getting earliset possible services in short notice. Thank you
Manu Satha
Manu Satha
04:09 29 Sep 23
Redwood recently helped us with our Dad's funeral. I cannot thank them enough for the care and professionalism of their service. Kelly was simply amazing from her calm, compassionate and adaptive approach, her care of Dad the just making us feel like all was under control. I will forever be grateful for the smile of the team and the sensitive attention to detail in a time where we needed them the most. Thank you for a beautiful send off to dad and your warm hugs.
Thilaka Satha
Thilaka Satha
03:48 29 Sep 23
Very good service staff very nice mainly Kelly she's amazing Lady i will recommended 100%anyone want do there love one last service ❤🙏🏻
senthil .senthilnathan
senthil .senthilnathan
03:06 29 Sep 23
Kelly and her team were amazing at such a difficult time.Really helped my mum and out family plan my brothers funeral.With a lot of care.
Stacey Campi
Stacey Campi
09:14 09 Aug 23
Well, what can I say. You are not supposed to say goodbye to your children. We were lost and unsure what to do. My daughters friend recommended Redwood and after speaking to Kelly we knew we had the right place.As promised we were wrapped in there arms with a beautiful hug.We were guided through the process with kindness and understanding.I wouldn't hesitate for 1 minute recommending Redwood Funerals.Thank you again Kelly and Mark.
Alma Laszl
Alma Laszl
07:10 03 Jul 23
Kelly and her team where amazing, we met a few other companies but redwood was the only one that didn't feel like we where another number. It made the process so much easier. Thanks again Redwoods. For anyone reading you don't need to look any further!
Dean Thompson
Dean Thompson
04:40 02 Jul 23
Our experience for our mother who passed was truly an easy process redwood was able to take all our memories and convert them into the perfect funeral from the eulogy to casketVariety’s and all the smallest details things we may not have thought of where all taken care of ,most impressive was they do there own flowers so it was a one stop shopI had an imagine of what I wanted to create and it was identicalElisha who read out our eulogy also narrated it and read it she spoke as though she new my mum it was touchingThe entire experience was 5 starsI highly recommend this small family owned company over the bigger company’s it was intimate and specialThank you redwood funeralsThank you Kelly
Jodie Sanza
Jodie Sanza
02:26 08 Jun 23
Dear Kelly and Mark,Words cannot express the gratitude and appreciation that my family and I have for the beautiful and dignified funeral service you organized for my father. Your attention to detail and personalized touch made this difficult time easier for us to bear.From the moment we met with you, we felt a sense of comfort knowing that our father was in good hands. Your compassion and understanding were evident in every aspect of the funeral arrangements, and we could not have asked for a more fitting tribute to his life and legacy.The ceremony was a true celebration of my father's life, and it was evident that you took great care in ensuring that everything was done with love and respect. Your kindness and empathy provided a warm and comforting atmosphere that allowed us to say goodbye to my father in the way that he deserved.Once again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you did. We will always remember this day and your contributions to it with fondness and gratitude.Kind regardsAfshar Family
Babak Afshar
Babak Afshar
10:36 06 Feb 23
What can I say about Kelly and her team. Wow, what an incredible kind, compassionate and beautiful lady she is. Having just had my son a few days before my dads passing it's fair to say I was in no frame of mind to plan his funeral. However, Kelly worked with me in such an empathetic way and made it effortless. The service was one to remember right down to the finest details. Compared to the big funeral places, for what you get for the money, you cannot even compare. I would recommend redwood to anyone dealing with funeral planning. Thanks Kelly and team, I will never forget you.
Jade Barnes
Jade Barnes
06:22 04 Oct 22
I would like to thank kelly of redwood funerals looking after us when mum passed away. It was amazing service everyone commented our beautiful it was. I would highly recommend kelly and her team to anyone.
Kylie Rider
Kylie Rider
04:40 12 Sep 22
Kelly and her team were wonderful. Kelly organised everything and they did such a beautiful funeral for my mum. Would highly recommend them.
Robyn Goulopoulos
Robyn Goulopoulos
21:07 09 Sep 22
Kelly and her team looked after my family when my Nana died. She was everything and more and made the experience as easy as can be. We would recommend Redwood Funerals any day. We are forever grateful. Love the Wilsons ❤️
Molly Rider
Molly Rider
03:57 22 Aug 22
Words cannot express how grateful I am that my son chose to use your services when my husband passed. Kelly was compassionate, thoughtful and considerate during this really difficult time and like others have mentioned, the celebrant she suggested was amazing. The location and the way the service was held were perfectly John.The slide show and the recording of the service were beautifully put together and the addition of photos around the room with candles was a really nice touch.I know that those who attended were surprised that you could have a service for a loved one that was a reflection of the persons life and not cold and confronting.Thank you to Kelly and the whole team you have given me some wonderful memories
Zena Chandler
Zena Chandler
00:58 08 Jul 22
My father and I felt comforted in our darkest day by genuine care and compassion we recieved by Kelly and Mark upon first point of contact, we felt they were the right choice to give mum a beautiful service. They went above and beyond, before and after their duty of care. We are so grateful for the beautiful arrangements and how easy they made the process to deal with.
Alysia Watson
Alysia Watson
21:58 12 Apr 22
Saying goodbye to a loved one is one of the hardest thing a person has to do. The situation our family found ourselves was very difficult because of certain circumstances. Kelly and Mark showed such kindness and compassion. They guided us step by step and gave suggestions whilst taking into consideration the ideas we had. We cannot thank Kelly and Mark enough. Words cannot justify what they did for us
Jenny Puskas
Jenny Puskas
05:25 30 Jan 22
Kelly & mark what can I say. When we meet you both, the vibe we got from you both was like we have know you for a life time. very easy to talk especially in these circumstances. You and your staff treated my father with the upmost respect. From start to finish the service was unbelievable. So much care was given I couldn’t have asked for anything more. Guys we thank you all so much. This is not a service that you want to use too often but I can say when we need a funeral service again you guys will be the first people we call and recommend. Once again thanks for the great service and being apart of our family.Dekroon family
Peter Kroon
Peter Kroon
06:55 21 Jan 22
Kelly and Mark were superb in supporting our family through the funeral process, making what would have been a difficult experience very easy. From the first call through to the final service and cremation, Kelly brought with her a very down to earth and empathetic approach, which was very much appreciated by our family. The final service was well orchestrated with many of the attendees commenting on how nice it was. Thanks again!
Clint Allsop
Clint Allsop
23:22 08 Dec 21
We would like to thank Kelly and her team at Redwood Funerals. The care,compassion,personal and professional service you gave our family at such a difficult time was amazing. Kelly this is the second Funeral you have conducted on behalf of my family and on both occasions you have exceeded every expectation . You truly are a blessing.Leeanne & Malcolm Judd
Malcolm Judd
Malcolm Judd
03:57 25 Oct 21
We would like to thank the compassionate, caring and professional team at Redwood Funerals for their thoughtful and respectful handling of my brother and his beautiful service.Kelly and her team left no stone unturned to make certain that every detail was exactly as we wished,exceeding our expectations. Thank you so much. We cannot recommend you highly enough.
Inger dZ
Inger dZ
03:11 23 Oct 21
My family and I were blown away by the service we received from Kelly, Mark and their entire team for my mum’s funeral. And to call it a service is a crime- it was care, compassion, love, support, comfort and peace. From the moment we met they treated my mum as if they knew and loved her as we did.I was absolutely heartbroken and completely overwhelmed by what needed to be done when I met them but they instantly gave me peace from our very first meeting and were with me every step of the way. They read, not only my mind, but also my heart at every stage and I felt like they knew what I wanted, and what mum would have loved, before I could even put it into words. They really went above and beyond; nothing was out of the question. If it was what mum would have wanted, it was done!To Mark & Kelly:There are not enough Stars, words or even bars of gold in the world to ever thank and repay you for getting my family and I through the hardest day of our lives and making it absolutely perfect in the process. Your compassion, love, care, expertise, gentleness, patience and just overall light will forever be in my heart. We are eternally grateful for you and your wonderful team. I am certain mum had a hand in leading me to you and is smiling down on us in peace.❤️❤️❤️
Sheena I
Sheena I
14:26 28 Jun 21
Top notch service from a family business, you guys went above and beyond the call and made my mother’s funeral exactly what she wantedThank you Redwood Funerals, you should be so proud of your efforts, our family and friends are forever grateful for honouring a beautiful lady.From the first phone call to the payment of invoice, kindness, compassion and understanding at every point.Help with the selection of the celebrant, perfect for her wishes, she would have loved how he portrayed her.And the service, your presence was secondary, my Mum primary, you gave our family amazing customer service without being seen. Everything ran so well, effortless at a time when energy levels are low. It meant a lot to us.You know you’ve done a great job when people comment “that was the best funeral I’ve ever been to”. Our family was overwhelmed with comments about the service, a credit to you.Thank you for your patience, understanding, compassion and exemplary customer service.
Cheryl Smith
Cheryl Smith
00:26 22 May 21
We used Redwood funerals to say goodbye to my Father. We wanted something a little different. Kelly and her family went above and beyond to make sure that we got exactly what we wanted. They are lovely and caring people. I highly recommend them and I will be telling all my friends and family to use them in the future
Louise Stockwell
Louise Stockwell
00:51 15 Apr 21
Finding a balance between sympathy for the situation and a happy disposition when the time is right is how Kelly operates. She is a naturally bubbly person but has empathy in spades. It was a pleasure to work with Kelly on my Mum’s funeral. She did everything with compassion and respect. My Mum, aged 97, had a great innings but I will always miss her. Kelly helped me to source commemorative cremation Urns for me and the relatives who wanted to share Mum’s ashes. The Urn sits right next to my favourite photo of Mum with me. It’s often the case that a smaller, non-corporatized organization will make sure everything goes to plan and to achieve the best possible outcome on the day of the funeral. That’s Redwood!
Colin Smith
Colin Smith
04:28 23 Nov 20
I am very grateful to Kelly and the team at Redwood Funerals for taking really good care of my aunt after her passing. Kelly was compassionate, caring and patient in helping us find suitable clothing for my aunt before she was cremated. It's been a rough year and the COVID-19 restrictions were a challenge, but Kelly and the team helped us through this and talked us through all different options. We are grateful for their support and help with the funeral, cremation and for arranging the live streaming for our family. We felt looked after.
Nathan Yii
Nathan Yii
07:45 21 Jul 20
Big thanks to Kelly for helping with arranging the cremation of my step father recently.2020 has enough challenges without having to worry about things like this.After submitting an online form Kelly was calling me within a matter of minutes.Payment was taken over the phone and the ashes were later delivered to my door.The level of service provided was second to none.
Kath Munro
Kath Munro
05:01 13 Jul 20
My Family and I cannot thank the staff at Redwood Funerals enough for looking after our loved one and us. After the sudden loss of my Uncle we were able to celebrate his life in a way that showed who he was, a very personalized service in which anything was possible including his motorcycle & favourite saying on his coffin and one last ride. I can't compare Redwood Funerals to any other when going through one of life's most difficult times.
Celeste Tarr
Celeste Tarr
02:19 02 Jul 20
one of the most painful and sad experience is is planning a funeral but the staff at Redwood Funerals were so helpful so caring it was not a job to them it was true care for the our loved one and it was beautiful I can't thank them enough
Callum Simmons
Callum Simmons
08:30 04 May 20

Do you have questions? We answer them

There are many methods one can use to gain a list of the Best Funeral Directors in Melbourne. one of the easiest methods is to perform a search with the keyword “funeral directors in Melbourne”. The other method is to find a funeral listing website and perform your search on such a website.  Redwood Funerals is a family-owned and operated funeral director that is full of compassion and understanding for those who have lost their loved one. We ensure the families get the care they deserve. The way we do this is by listening to your requirements and providing the best service.

Arranging a funeral service in Melbourne involves first finding a funeral director that you feel comfortable can guide and help you with making all the necessary arrangements. It might seem that all are alike however, the key to finding the right one is to first make a list of requirements and ensure the funeral service you select offers those services. Some of the essential services include selecting the right venue like in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, organising flowers for a floral tribute, and providing coffins and caskets for those who want to add a personal touch to the funeral. Select a funeral service based on your requirements; for example, one might be searching for a budget cremation in Melbourne or a Burial fawner cemetery.

It is possible that the deceased may already have opted for prepaid funerals in Melbourne. However, for those arranging a funeral for their loved ones, it is necessary for them to settle the bill of the funeral at funeral parlours in Melbourne themselves. A deposit might not be necessary in most cases however, funeral directors may offer a flexible payment option.

Redwood Funerals being the top of there game amongst funeral directors in Melbourne is able to offer many beautiful, amazing venues to hold the celebration of your loved ones life. We are able to use these venues for both burial & Cremation and most will also be able to offer families refreshments after the service for quests to reflect tell story’s and catch up with others.