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As a multicultural family, we understand the diverse
needs of the community and provide transparency
and value for money. Also, by choosing us, you’re helping
save lives through suicide prevention.
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Funeral Director & Cremation Services Melbourne

Experts In Funerals

Botanical Funerals is a Melbourne based funeral firm founded by 6th generation funeral director Ian Allison. Botanical Funerals offer an exceptional high standard of service for a beautiful funeral.

Why choose Botanical Funerals?
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slider 1bgWe want the best outcome for you and your family.
As a multicultural family, we understand the diverse
needs of the community and provide transparency
and value for money. Also, by choosing us, you’re helping
save lives through suicide prevention.
Why Choose
Botanical Funerals?
slider 1 watch video
slider 2bg6th Generation Funeral Director underline yellowLearn more about Ian Allison, Botanical Funerals, and the 5 generations of funeral directors that came before. About Us slider 3bgslider poster 01slider poster 03slider poster 02posters for preventionPurchase one of our downloadable family tree posters and 100% of all proceeds will go directly to Suicide Prevention Australia. View Posters Donate slider spa logoetribute slider bgbanner logoLeave a message of condolence for a
loved one, view their DVD Tribute
and more with eTributes.
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garden01Offering beautiful
funeral venues
across Melbourne
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COVID-19 and its impact on our services to you

As you are aware, the coronavirus continues to have a significant impact on the funeral industry. We are monitoring this closely on a daily basis and taking advice from our local cemeteries and crematoria, Department of Health and Human Services and keeping in regular contact with our industry colleagues.

In support of the strict government measures and for the well-being of the families that come into our care, our staff and the community, we have taken a number of precautionary measures to help reduce the spread of the virus.

We are following strict hygiene protocols including regular handwashing, use of hand sanitiser and use of gloves and masks where necessary. Also, we are offering our arrangements over the phone and via email whilst restricting face-to-face meetings to a maximum of one family member. We are adjusting our services due to the current regulations set by the government. We can also offer live streaming and recording for those who are unable to attend. Please call us for more information. We ask for your cooperation in not attending arrangements or funerals if you are unwell with cold and flu-like symptoms or have been in contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days or have recently arrived from overseas.

Although, the current environment requires all of us to have a level of compromise and understanding, we still remain committed to providing a high level of service and care. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email us.

Warm regards,
Ian Allison
Director - Botanical Funerals By Ian Allison

Funeral Director & Funeral Services Melbourne

Experts In Funeral Care

Botanical Funerals is a Melbourne based funeral firm founded by sixth generation funeral director Ian Allison. Botanical Funerals offer an exceptional high standard of service and support the way you want your loved one’s funeral. You are at the centre of what we do, and we want the best outcome for you and your family.

We hold funeral services and cremation services throughout Melbourne in chapels, churches, reception centres, sports clubs, vineyards, and even in the peaceful surrounds of a garden. We can provide your family with all types of funeral arrangements & services, from burials or cremations, religious funeral services through to non-religious funeral services or pre-paid funeral services. Our committed and experienced team members will accompany you before, during, and after the funeral. As a family owned and operated funeral home, we proudly continue a tradition of delivering high quality funeral services that we have done for over 150 years using a contemporary and unique approach.

Botanical Funerals is devoted to giving back to the community. Ian is heavily involved with Suicide Prevention Australia having experienced the loss of his Mother and when engaging Botanical Funerals you’re helping save lives.

Call Ian on 03 9706 3136 to discuss your family’s needs.

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Being a 6th generation Funeral Director, Ian Allison has grown up with funerals his whole life, with a wealth of knowledge passed down from one generation to the next.

Here are the 10 questions he is asked the most:

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“What’s important in choosing a funeral home?”

In choosing a funeral provider, you should consider that levels of service, quality and value vary greatly among the industry. People commonly choose us for our experience, professional standards, service and value. We support you the way you want the funeral.

Transparent Pricing. Value For Money.

We have many choices and service options available for families.
We have four value for money packages or you can tailor your choices using our Funeral Pricing Tool.

Essential Care Cremation

$2,895

A Private Gathering at either Springvale, Bunurong, Lilydale, Altona or Fawkner Crematorium. Also includes a coffin, cremation and associated fees and a viewing (if required).

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Private Gathering

$4,950

A choice of two different eco-friendly coffins, a floral tribute, a Celebrant or Minister to officiate the service and an e-tribute.

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Graveside Funeral

$4,450

An environmentally friendly coffin, a viewing and a ceremony at either Springvale, Altona, Bunurong, Fawkner or Lilydale crematorium.

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Complete Care

$6,495

An elegant coffin, a floral tribute, a viewing (if required), a ceremony at a chapel at Springvale, Bunurong, Lilydale, Altona or Fawkner Crematorium, Order of Services Booklets, Reflection of life DVD, e-tribute and a Celebrant or Minister to officiate the service.

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None of our packages suit your needs? Get an instant quote using our funeral pricing tool, or call us on 03 9706 3136 to discuss the best option for you.

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For those interested in an online memorial, our eTributes provide a way for family and friends to express and share their thoughts on the person being remembered. Record condolences and tributes in text, audio, photographic, video formats and much more.

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COVID-19 and its impact on our services to you

As you are aware, the coronavirus continues to have a significant impact on the funeral industry. We are monitoring this closely on a daily basis and taking advice from our local cemeteries and crematoria, Department of Health and Human Services and keeping in regular contact with our industry colleagues.

In support of the strict government measures and for the well-being of the families that come into our care, our staff and the community, we have taken a number of precautionary measures to help reduce the spread of the virus.

We are following strict hygiene protocols including regular handwashing, use of hand sanitiser and use of gloves and masks where necessary. Also, we are offering our arrangements over the phone and via email whilst restricting face-to-face meetings to a maximum of one family member. We are adjusting our services due to the current regulations set by the government. We can also offer live streaming and recording for those who are unable to attend. Please call us for more information. We ask for your cooperation in not attending arrangements or funerals if you are unwell with cold and flu-like symptoms or have been in contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days or have recently arrived from overseas.

Although, the current environment requires all of us to have a level of compromise and understanding, we still remain committed to providing a high level of service and care. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email us.

Warm regards,
Ian Allison
Director - Botanical Funerals By Ian Allison
30th March 2020

What Makes Our Funeral Services Different?

Unique Service: As Ian’s ancestors were also funeral directors, you can expect a unique service standard and wealth of knowledge that has been transferred over generations. Combined with both traditional elements and a contemporary style of service, Botanical Funerals gives a memorable service to every family. You also have the option to choose either burial or cremation services according to your wishes or those of your loved one.

Transparent and Affordable Pricing: Many people often struggle to meet the budget required for a funeral service while farewelling their loved ones. At Botanical Funerals, we’ve designed four affordable customised pricing plans. You can compare the service inclusions offered by each plan and choose the one that meets your budget and service requirements or tailor a funeral to meet your specific needs.

Understanding of multicultural needs: As a multicultural family, we understand many of the diverse range of needs required by the community in assisting with specific cultural, religious, or family service requirements. Our caring and experienced staff are able to speak Cantonese and Mandarin, Haka, French, and Spanish.

Options for Preplanning: To help avoid both the emotional and financial burden falling on family members, Botanical Funerals offers both pre-arranged and pre-paid funerals. We take down all your wishes and every specific detail to allow a smoother process at the time of service delivery.

You Are Supporting a Great Cause

By engaging Botanical Funerals, you are contributing to the efforts of saving the lives of people through suicide prevention. Ian is highly involved in the efforts of Suicide Prevention Australia and is on a mission to help and save as many lives as possible.

After losing his mother in 2016, Ian began contributing both money and time to this great cause.

Help Save Lives

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Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) is the chosen charity of Botanical Funerals.

We are committed to making regular donations in support of suicide reduction and you can contribute by purchasing these posters.

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100% of all donations go directly to Suicide Prevention Australia.

*Please note all purchases provide a downloadable file for you to take to your local printer.

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Shirlene Allison talks about supporting Suicide Prevention Australia and how you can help donate.

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8.3

Deaths by suicide in Australia each day – 1.9% of all deaths.

34%

of deaths for people aged between 15-24
is from suicide.

44.5

Median age of people who have suicided.

2x

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are twice as likely to
die by suicide.

“At Botanical Funerals we believe that through understanding, collaboration and research we can together make a difference.”
Ian Allison
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Call Us Today for your Funeral Needs

For caring and high quality funeral services in Melbourne, enquire with us today on (03) 9706 3136. We aim to not only meet your expectations but also to exceed them

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We strive for exceptional service to ensure an unforgettable goodbye.

transparentI was so privileged to have Ian arrange my Dad's funeral a few years ago. Ian was able to take away the burden of having to organise and plan a funeral at such an emotional and stressful time. I couldn't have asked for a better person to do the job. underlinequote openquote closeEva Lai transparentA big thanks for today. It all worked really well, was simple but nice. I'm sure Granny would have been happy.... appreciate everything that you did. underlinequote openquote closeGeorgie Pruden transparentIan is widely regarded as one of the most talented and experienced leaders in the Australian Funeral Industry. Ian has been at the healm at one of Australia's largest and most respected family-owned companies for
nearly a decade.
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transparentI'd like to express sincere thanks to Ian Allison for making a difficult process as easy as possible. His caring diligent demeanor helped us get through our sudden loss and come up with a funeral that was perfect for our Father. underlinequote openquote closeLeanne Amezdroz transparentI would like to thank Ian for the compassionate and caring manner in which he directed my
sister's funeral. He met my family the day after my sister's passing and put everyone's mind at ease as he demonstrated a thorough understanding of all aspects of the funeral industry and displayed compassion throughout.
He was respectful of our individual wishes and went the extra yard to fulfill our specific requests. Ian knows that every funeral is unique and makes sure that family can farewell their
loved ones in the manner that befits the dearly departed. I do not hesitate to recommend
Ian Allison as a funeral director.
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