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Serenity Family Funerals

Funeral Directors Sydney | Hornsby | Central Coast

Serenity Family Funerals is an independent Australian owned and operated funeral provider servicing Sydney and the Central Coast. Our Funeral Director, Deborah George, will personally help you arrange a funeral that honours your beloved family member or friend.

Whether you’re after a direct cremation, a low cost funeral, a traditional funeral service, or something a bit special, Deborah will compassionately help and guide you through the steps following a bereavement.

How To Arrange A Funeral

We understand that arranging a funeral service following the loss of a loved one can be an emotional and daunting task. We aim to make it as simple and easy as possible for you.

1. Contact Us

Call Deborah now on ‭0401 839 700, to discuss your needs and the options available. Alternatively, fill in our Contact form and Deborah will come back to you as soon as possible.    

2. Meet Our Funeral Director

Deborah will meet with you at your home (or wherever is convenient for you). She will help you understand the options and costs, discuss your wishes, and settle on a plan for the funeral service.

3. We Arrange The Funeral

We organise all aspects, including mortuary care, transport, venues (church or chapel, crematorium, cemetery, wake), celebrant, Death certificate, coffin, flowers, and more…  
We’re available on 0401 839 700 right now (24/7). Call us or click Contact Us to get in touch.‬‬‬
Servicing all of Sydney and the Central Coast

Types Of Funeral Services

When planning a funeral service, you will need to choose between a burial or a cremation. The average cost of a funeral service of both types, is roughly the same. However, with a burial service you will also need to purchase a burial plot from a cemetery, and the cheapest plots are about $6,000 in Western Sydney, about $10,000 in central Sydney, and about $13,000 in northern Sydney.

The cheapest funeral option is a direct cremation, which is an unattended cremation without a ceremony; you will receive the ashes of your loved one and you can choose to organise a private memorial service at a future date if you wish.

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Burial Funerals

Traditional burial funerals still account for around 40% of all funerals, and are mandated by some religions. They come in two main forms: you can either choose to have a service in a church, chapel or other location, followed by a shorter graveside service, or you can choose to only have a longer graveside service.

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Cremation Funerals

In addition to being the most affordable funeral option for families, cremation is also now the most popular option in Sydney. We can arrange for same-day cremations if that is required. Our funeral director will arrange a ceremony to suit your wishes, be it something simple, or something more unique or elaborate.
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Prepaid Funeral Plans

When you prepay funeral costs, the price will remain fixed, and thus you save your family or your estate a significant amount of money.
Alternatively, you can pre-arrange your own funeral without having to prepay, which saves your family that stress, and ensures you get the send-off that you want.

We’re available on 0401 839 700 right now (24/7). Call us or click Contact Us to get in touch.‬‬‬
Servicing all of Sydney and the Central Coast

Our Funeral Director & Team

Funeral Director, sydney, Debbie George

Serenity Family Funerals is proudly owned and operated by Deborah George. As the lead Funeral Director, Deb and her team have been arranging cremations and funeral services in Sydney and the Central Coast for families from different faiths, backgrounds, and cultures, for over 25 years.

Having begun as a funeral director in her early 20s, Deb soon recognised within herself the ability to make a difference by guiding families through grief and honouring their wishes with dependability and intuition. Deb is genuinely empathetic and compassionate, and feels honoured and privileged to be entrusted with guiding families through the process of arranging a funeral service and saying farewell to their loved ones.

“As a locally owned family funeral business, our reputation is important to us, and we do our best to provide a quality service with care and compassion.”

When you entrust us with your funeral arrangements, you won’t have to deal with multiple employees throughout the process, like you might with corporate funeral companies in Sydney.

Deb, our funeral director, will respond to your initial enquiry, meet with you to make a plan, make all of the arrangements, and will then be present at the service. It’s that personal relationship and continuity that ensures your wishes are understood and carried out with care and respect.

What Do Funeral Directors Do?

A funeral directors’ task is to make it as easy as possible for the family of the deceased to arrange a fitting farewell for their loved one.
The funeral director helps you formulate a vision, and then takes care of all the organisational details for you.

Compassionately support you through the process,
so you can relax about the funeral arrangements.

What’s included in the cost of a funeral from Serenity Family Funerals?

  • Meeting & Information:
    Deborah, our funeral director, will explain the process and the options, and will help you decide what arrangements you would like, including: cremation or burial; church/chapel service and/or graveside committal; venue for service; whether to have a viewing and/or wake; and any extras such as: printed material, digital slideshow, live musicians, dove release, livestream/videoing, newspaper notices, etc.
  • Mortuary care:
    • Liaise with the hospital, nursing home, and doctor.
    • Arrange for the deceased to be transported to the mortuary.
    • Arrange for embalming. (Optional)
    • Preparation and dressing of the deceased.
  • Arrange the necessary paperwork, and death certificates.
  • Coffin, casket.
  • A viewing (Optional).
  • The funeral service:
    • Booking the venue and liaising with clergy or celebrant.
    • Transportation of deceased.
    • Floral arrangement for the coffin.
    • Photos, music, printed material etc. (Optional)
    • Videoing and/or livestreaming. (Optional)
  • Crematorium or burial.
  • Post-life celebration (wake) with catering. (Optional)

What’s not included in the cost of a funeral package?


Burial Plot:
Our burial packages do not include the cost of the burial plot itself. A burial plot must be purchased directly from a cemetery. Burial plots in Sydney usually cost over $9000 (the cheapest plots cost about $6,000 in Western Sydney), and on the Central Coast they cost over $3400.

Cremation Memorial Location:
Our cremation funeral pricing does not include the cost of a resting place for ashes in a memorial park. In Sydney, an in-ground memorial costs from $4000, and a wall niche costs from $2500. As an alternative, you can choose to take your loved-one’s ashes home with you, or you can scatter them in an appropriate place at an appropriate time.

Purchasing a burial plot or ashes memorial

Although the cost of a burial plot or memorial are not included as part of our standard service, we are able provide that service as an optional extra.

How Much Does a Funeral Cost?

Our goal is to help you create an authentic farewell at an affordable price. Whether you’d like a simple low cost funeral service or something more elaborate, we can arrange something to suit your taste and budget. See our funeral price list here…
We’re available on 0401 839 700 right now (24/7). Call us or click Contact Us to get in touch.‬‬‬
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We’re available on 0401 839 700 right now (24/7). Call us or click Contact Us to get in touch.‬‬‬
Servicing all of Sydney and the Central Coast