Resources

FUNERAL HOMES WE LOVE

NSW / ACT
Tender Funerals – Illawara & Sydney. Not-for-Profit community funeral service.

Picaluna Funerals – Beautiful Funerals Sydney

Barefoot Funerals – Bellingen. Home Funeral Specialists.

Sacred Earth Funerals – Far North Coast NSW. Reclaiming holistic and traditional healing ways in death and dying.

Life Rites – Holistic, independent death doulas, funeral directors and celebrants offering guidance, counselling and ceremonial services.

Natural Death Care Centre – Home Funeral Guidance by Zenith Virago.

Dolphin Funerals – Ben Little, dedicated to satisfying your every wish.

Michael Currie Funerals – Simple & Dignified Funerals

Shelly Bennett Funerals Sydney – Guiding the funeral process to create a heart-centered ceremony honoring the life of a beloved.

Something Beautiful Remains Funerals – To truly realise the endless creative possibilities for you loved ones final tribute, we are only limited by our imagination.

Pettigrew Family Funerals – Newcastle. Each person is unique and we encourage families to celebrate that uniqueness.

Bryan Reid Funerals – Sydney, Central Coast & Newcastle. Providing affordable funerals without compromising quality.

Lifetime Funerals – Blue Mountains. Holistic funeral home, offering all things outside the box whilst honoring the memory of a loved one.

Personal Farewells Funerals – Meaningful farewells made affordable.

VIC
The Last Hurrah Funerals – Original funerals for unique people. DIY Funeral Support.

Natural Grace – Creating authentic, sustainable and meaningful funerals.

Longergan & Raven – Australia’s oldest independent funeral home.

Undertaking Grace – Mansfield. Funerals, bereavement and soul work guidance in life’s transitions.

Greenhaven Funerals – Unique Funerals.

Templeton Family Funerals – A mother & daughters’ family company.

Bereavement Assistance – Not-for-Profit registered charity funeral service.

QLD
Above and Beyond Funerals – Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane. Unique and creative services with a variety of locations to choose from – Rebecca Bailey.

Heartfelt Funerals – Sunshine Coast. Families come first.

Dolphin Funerals – Ben Little, dedicated to satisfying your every wish.

TAS
You’n Taboo – Family Led Funerals with Rebecca Lyons & Edwin Quilliam.

WA
Hetherington Funerals – Perth & Surrounds. ‘Our family caring for your family’.

Gift of Grace Funerals – Offering peace & grace for grieving families.

SA
The Natural Funeral Company – The funeral you want and need to say goodbye.

Taylor and Forgie Funerals – Wholly owned and operated by the same local family since 1855.

BURIAL SHROUDS & GARMENTS

Made In Australia

Finding Solace

Shroud Memento

Day Keeper Natural Burial Shrouds

Garments For The Grave

Made Overseas

Natural Grace (Kinkaraco Shrouds from USA)

BURIAL GARMENTS FOR BABIES

Angel Gowns Australia – Not-for-profit charity

ADVANCE CARE DIRECTIVES

Advance Care Planning Australia  – Advance Care Planning Australia is a national program enabling Australians to make the best choices for their life and health care.  This site will direct you to state specific information.

Touchstone Life Care  – is an innovative on-line service that facilitates the creation of your own Advance Care Directive, also known as Advance Care Plan.  The user friendly wizard will guide you through the process.  Easy, fast and surprisingly stress free.  Your final wishes recorded for peace of mind and dignity.

MyValues – is a set of specially constructed statements designed to help you identify, consider and communicate your wishes about the medical treatment you would want in the later stages of life or at a time when you may not be able to speak for yourself.

LEGACY PROJECTS & IDEAS

Living Legacy Forest – For Nature & Tree Lovers

Donate Life – Australian Government Donor Program

DEATH LITERACY & DEATH POSITIVE MOVEMENTS

The GroundSwell Project – talking about death to create social change and to build death literacy.

Compassionate Communities – Network aims to promote and integrate social approaches to dying, death and bereavement in the everyday lives of individuals and communities.

Death Café – Australia – At a Death Café people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death.

Natural Death Advocacy Network  (NDAN) – Australian network and advocacy partnership of community facilitators, professionals, activists and educators working to enrich the experience of dying and death.

Natural Death Care Centre – Holistic Death Care Community

DEATH & DYING FESTIVALS & ART

The Festival of Death & Dying by Peter Banki

Dying To Know Day – Bring to life conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement

We’re All Going to Die – Art Festival that uses death to shift our perspective on fear, and the role it plays in our lives.

Good Life Good Death Expo – A good life includes a good ending, by Palliative Care QLD.

The Departure – Art Space

WANT TO BE AN END-OF-LIFE / DEATH DOULA? AUSTRALIAN TRAINING ORGANISATIONS:

Preparing The Way via Australian Doula College – Helen Callanan

Life Options – Denise Love

Midwifing Death – Dr Michael Barbato

DeathWalker – Zenith Virago

Gentle Death Education & Training – Dr Annetta Mallon

OTHER END-OF-LIFE DOULA RELATED TRAINING

Natural Grace Funerals – Digging Deeper (Advanced After-Death & Funeral Care Workshop)

Spiritual Palliative Care – Friend of the Dying Training

Little Silk Wings – Bereavement Doula Training for Baby Deaths

Crossings – Paths of Death & Dying – Workshops, Re-imagining Death & Dying Annual Event

BOOKS – SUGGESTED READING

For People Facing End -of-Life

The Inner Life of the Dying Person by Allan Kellehear

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Life After Life by Raymond A Moody

The Other Side by Kate Granger

The Bright Hour – A Memoir of Living and Dying by Nina Riggs

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Knocking on Heaven’s Door by Katy Butler

Advice on Dying by Dalai Lama

Gratitude by Oliver Sacks

For Carers & Loved One

Final Gifts by Maggie Callanan & Patricia Kelley

Conversations About Death by Sally Cant

Life in a Hospice by Ann Richardson

For Children

Due to the wide age range and maturity of children we have provided below links to other sites detailing their recommendations for specific death situations and age groups.

What’s Your Grief – Children’s books about death

Chasing Dragon Flies Blog – Children’s Books about Death & Dying

Little Parachutes – Death & Bereavement

Family Education – Children’s Books to help explain Tragedies & Death

This resource listing is provided for your information only, and listed in no particular order.  We have no affiliation with any of the resources listed, nor do we take any responsibility for the services or information they provide.  Please discern what is right for you.  If you would like to be listed here please contact info@endoflifedouladirectory.com.au