What does a Funeral Director Do?


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Funeral Directors play a vital role in supporting families through arranging and coordinating a funeral. They not only look after the practical aspects of a funeral but also the celebratory elements. We help families to create a memorable funeral.

At McCormack Funerals we look to play a key but unobtrusive role with an eye to making sure the ‘little things’ are taken care of.  Many hours of planning behind the scenes will ensure the funeral is carried out in accordance with your wishes.

At McCormack Funerals we offer the following services:

We operate and are available 24 hours, 365 days of the year. With over 50 years of experience helping families plan funerals Mick and Ann are well equipped to offer you all the guidance, care and support that you will need. Simply call 1800 080 909.

As members of the industry body, Australian Funeral Directors, we are bound by a strong a strict Code of Ethics and Practices.

Availability of professionally trained staff to arrange, coordinate and conduct the funeral, viewing (if required) or rosary (if required).

Liaise with third parties on your behalf, such as the Cemetery/Crematoria, Celebrants, florists, caterers, vocalists or other service providers.

Provide assistance and support leading up to the funeral.

Ability to transfer the deceased in to our care 24 hours a day.

At a convenient time and place, we can meet with family members to discuss the funeral arrangements.

Availability of one of our facilities where a family can spend time with the deceased either before or on the day of the funeral.

A wide selection of coffins, caskets and urns to choose from.

Availability of one of our Chapel facilities that are equipped with state of the art audio visual equipment. These facilities can cater for the funeral or viewing (if required).

Have a modern and well-equipped fleet of vehicles including Hearses and Mourning Cars.

Liaise with the Coroner (when required).

Our staff can obtain the burial or cremation certificate from the Doctor or Coroner.

Register the death with Births, Deaths and Marriages. Arrange and pay for certified copies of the death certificate.

Liaise with the Cemetery or Crematorium.

Coordinate the priest, clergy or celebrant who will lead the service.

Prepare and submit Death and Funeral Notices for one or more newspapers.

Provide an appropriate level of mortuary care.

We can help you choose a coffin or casket, floral tributes or cremation urn.

List the funeral details on our website, www.mccormackfunerals.com.au and establish an eTribute (online memorial) where family and friends can contribute messages of condolence, place a symbol of love, share photographic and video stories and offer the family support.

Have a range of additional offerings including catering, a suite of funeral stationery, DVD Tributes, Memorial Books and an extensive music library to choose from.