What is Tender

At Tender Funerals, we believe funerals and funeral care should be meaningful, authentic, and affordable.


Tender Funerals is a not-for-profit funeral service ensuring everyone, particularly people experiencing financial hardship/distress, can access personalised, meaningful and affordable funerals.

Every person is unique, and their funeral should reflect this. We provide a range of services across after death care, funeral/celebration arrangements and body disposal options – many based on sustainable principles – which enable you to have a much greater say in how your loved one is treated after death.

A community venture, we operate in ways they do not leave community members with large debt. We don’t take shortcuts and always put people and relationships first.

We encourage practices that promote healing, including participating in any aspects of the funeral processes. For example, you could choose to wash and dress your person and/or take charge of the funeral service. For those who want to participate in these and other last significant rites, it can be an enriching and life-affirming experience. Or, should you prefer, we can care for your loved one on your behalf

Community Empowerment and Education

Tender Funerals is part of a community movement towards reclaiming the rites around death and dying. Offering education around your rights and responsibilities and the opportunity for open conversation, we hope to empower people to take control of their dying, their deaths and their funerals.

Click here to learn more about our model. See all locations here.

If you’re a community interested in starting a Tender Funerals, please complete an expression of interest and we will be in touch shortly.

I would like to thank Ashleigh and team at Tender funerals for their amazing care of my grandfather. They were able to let me grieve at my pace, and we were in total control of what we wanted. They even offered services I did not even knew could happen. These extra services i believe helped the grieving process for closure. I felt comfortable within there care.
Thank you.

— Melissa Yardley