Preplanned & Prepaid Funerals

Peace Of Mind & A Secure Financial Investment

Have you ever thought about what might happen to your family or loved ones when you die? Do they know your wishes? Do they have the funds to ensure the financial burden of your funeral is easily dealt with?

Just like making a will, prepaying your funeral helps your family know exactly what you want in the event of your death and relieves them of the worry of these decisions and the financial burden they would otherwise be responsible for.

The Benefits of Preplanned and Prepaid Funerals


Choosing an Allison Monkhouse funeral plan also guarantees quality service from an Australian, family owned company, who are use local sourced products and ensure all details remain exactly as you wished upon your passing. Our costs are fixed and inflation-proof when paid in full and you can also choose an interest free instalment plan over three years.
Funds are invested with a reputable funeral fund manager until the funeral service is required. Benefits are not payable until the funeral has been provided.
Preparing a funeral plan is simple when you meet with our consultant at your home or at any of our branches, where we can discuss your funeral requirements and the options that best suit you and your family.

Most Common Reasons for Prepaying Your Funeral


In our experience, the most common reasons people choose to prepay their funeral include:

  1. Financial benefits – fixed at today’s prices: see how with a calculator below.
  2. Secure financial investment with a trusted funeral fund manager
  3. Peace of mind that you’ve taken away financial worry from your family.
  4. Gives you a say in how your funeral should be

What Will Your Funeral Cost?

No two funerals are the same, one of our preplanning experts can guide you through the decisions and options that are available to you. There are a few standard considerations that we provide which we have listed.

Services Included as Standard

  • Choice of burial or cremation
  • Transfer into our care. Transfers available 24/7.
  • Professional clinical care
  • Dedicated funeral arranger to assist your family with service planning.

Optional Extras

  • Choice of Venue fee or Church offering
  • Clergy offering or Celebrant Fee
  • Newspaper Notices
  • Floral Tribute
  • DVD Photo Tribute

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are my Payment Options?

Some people are able to pay upfront in full. Others prefer to pay in small instalments.

Contact our preplanning manager, to find out more or arrange a free consultation to discuss options. Call (03) 9562 0444.

Is My Money Safe?

Yes. All monies are invested through Funeral Plan Management, a registered funeral fund and specialist business of Australian Unity and is dedicated to providing funeral benefits, investment management and customised administration services for funeral directors and their clients. Funeral Plan Management was founded in 1984 and since then has become the leader in its field, providing security and peace of mind for 170,000 clients.

What if I Die Interstate?

Funeral Plan Management provide a travel protection plan which helps protect against the potentially significant cost of transportation from place of death to Allison Monkhouse. For a small once only charge, arrangements can be made to transfer the deceased from anywhere in Australia at no extra cost to the Estate.

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Can I Plan Without Paying?

Yes. If you are wanting to ensure your choices about a funeral are remembered, you may wish to simply preplan your funeral, without also paying for it.

Contact our preplanning manager, to find out more or arrange a free consultation to discuss options. Call (03) 9562 0444.


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Get In Touch with Allison Monkhouse

Serving Melbourne


(03) 9547 7711

All Suburbs

(03) 9546 5870

We can arrange a personal discussion with the family or executor at the family home or other suitable location anywhere in Melbourne; or at one of our branches.


(03) 9592 7011


(03) 9801 9988


(03) 5979 4353


(03) 9888 6466