Preplanning your funeral

Plan a funeral that feels right for you. Understand your options, record your choices, and spare your family worry about arrangements and costs.

Elliotts Preplan Funeral Kylie
Elliotts Preplan Funeral Kylie

The preplanning process

Pre-planning your funeral has three easy steps.

Number 1

Request a free funeral preplanning pack

Call us on 07 578 3338 or use the form at the end of this page.

Number 2

Contact us

Contact us if you’d like to discuss your funeral arrangements in person.

Number 3

Record your choices

We can do this for you, or you can do this online.

Prepayment towards your funeral

Paying towards your funeral in advance can spare your family worry about costs and give you peace of mind.

It also helps protect your pension. Prepayment towards a funeral for up to $10,000 are excluded from asset testing when assessing your eligibility for residential care subsidies.

Make an appointment with us to discuss your funeral. We’ll help you record your wishes and estimate the cost of your funeral, so you can decide how much to prepay. Please note funeral estimates are not fixed and are subject to inflation.

Your prepayment will be held safe for you in The Funeral Trust administered by The Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand.

The Funeral Trust isn’t an insurance policy, so we won’t ask you to answer personal questions or to take any health checks.

Record your choices

Record your funeral choices for your family and close friends by completing this simple form. Remember, you can change your funeral arrangements any time.


Request a free funeral planning pack

This information pack guides you through the funeral preplanning process, with a form to record your choices. You can plan your funeral yourself or contact us to discuss your funeral arrangements in person.

Request a funeral pre plan pack

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