Green Cremations and Funerals

What Types of Cremation Services are Available?

There are two main types of cremation services that are available: Direct Cremation, or a Cremation with a Full Service Funeral. 

  • Direct Cremation - A Direct Cremation is a cremation only, with no funeral service. The loved one's Ashes are returned to the family following the cremation. 

At Environmentally Friendly Cremations, clients can choose to have a Direct Cremation that is either a Water Cremation, or an Eco-Cremation. 

  • Cremation with a Full Service Green Funeral - Our funeral directors manage Green funeral services for clients who wish to have a full funeral service, in addition to a cremation. 

Clients considering this option can also choose either a Water Cremation, or an Eco-Cremation. 

Water Cremation by Aquamation - Melbourne Australia

Your Funeral, Your Way

Green Cremation Packages

For our clients' convenience, we provide a summary of our services below. Our packages include every aspect of a Green cremation. There are no additional charges for a standard Green cremation and funeral.

Direct Eco-Cremation - including the Cremation Fee, Eco-Coffin, Carbon Offsets, Medical Certificates, Transfers and Death Certificate. Price is $3,950.

Full Service Green Funeral with Eco-Cremation - including Transfers, Eco-Coffin, Carbon Offsets, Mortuary Care, Funeral Notice in the Newspaper, Medical Certificates, Flowers, Celebrant, Chapel Hire, Cremation Fee, and the Death Certificate. Price is $6,995.

Direct Water Cremation, by Aquamation - including the Water Cremation Fee, Medical Certificates, Transfers and Death Certificate. Price is $5,995.

Full Service Green Funeral with Water Cremation, by Aquamation - including Transfers, Mortuary Care, Eco-Coffin, Funeral Notice in the Newspaper, Medical Certificates, Flowers, Celebrant, Chapel Hire, Water Cremation Fee, and the Death Certificate. Price is $8,995. 

Call John on 0438 318 802 for more information about our services (Available 24/7).


We Greatly Appreciate Feedback from Our Clients

“On behalf of the whole family, I would like to thank you for your thoughtful care of my Grandfather and most importantly, your understanding of our unique requirements. I really appreciate your assistance during this difficult time with the family. Your guidance is much appreciated. I hope you don’t mind, but I will write a similar review on Google as you definitely delivered about my high expectations. Thank you, Robert”.

“Hi John, just wanted to say thanks for the kind words about my Dad. It’s very touching that you must see a lot of funerals and still felt moved by him just like we do. I also wanted to thank you for how quickly you obtained the death certificate. Hope you had a nice day. Thanks, Rebecca”.

“Thank you John. The 2 urns look beautiful and I am very touched that you have arranged this. Wishing you good health and again, thank you for being the special person who helped us honour our Mother with her departure. All my best, Betty”. 

“I want to thank John Humphries for the extra care, attention to detail, professionalism and empathy that you showed during our Family’s difficult time. Your assistance and guidance was much appreciated”.

“I used to sell cars and thought that was personal, but what you do is more personal than any other service. You are lovely, patient, and just fabulous, and I’m truly grateful for everything”.

Water Cremation, by Aquamation

What is Water Cremation, by Aquamation?

Environmentally Friendly Cremations offers Water Cremation, by Aquamation. We operate in the Melbourne and Sydney areas.

  • Water Cremation is a natural process that produces less than 10% of the carbon emissions of traditional fire cremation.

  • Water Cremation uses a process that is scientifically known as Alkaline Hydrolysis.

  • Following a Water Cremation, your loved one's remains are returned to you in an urn in the form of 'Ashes', as with cremation.

Water Cremation has become very sought after in the United States and Canada for it's environmental benefits.


Water Cremation, by Aquamation, is a proudly Australian innovation, and was a 2015 finalist in the prestigious Australian Technologies Competition.

Learn more about Water Cremation, by Aquamation.

Call John on 0438 318 802 to arrange a Water Cremation, by Aquamation. 

It is an easy process and you will receive caring support throughout the call (Available 24/7).


Eco-Cremation - Minimising the Impact of Cremation

Environmentally Friendly Cremations has Eco-Cremation available.

Eco-Cremation is traditional fire cremation with actions taken to minimise and compensate for it's environmental impact.

Environmentally Friendly Cremations uses eco-coffins made from recycled cardboard that combust more quickly during cremation resulting in fewer carbon emissions.

We also provide Carbon Offsets for every Eco-Cremation. The Carbon Offsets include tree planting in Australia with a range of local tree species.

  • As these trees grow, they absorb or sequester carbon dioxide. 

  • These trees also help to replace forests for native animals whose habitats have been destroyed by human industries.

Eco-Cremation is a dignified, affordable and environmentally friendly funeral option.

A Caring Funeral Home

We Really Listen to Our Clients and Their Families

Environmentally Friendly Cremations is an Australian-owned, small, family business operating in the Melbourne and Sydney areas.

We have caring funeral directors who really listen to our clients and their families, and who will style a memorable and personal Green cremation or funeral. 

From simple touches such as displaying personal photographs, to services created around a favourite hobby or pastime, our funerals can reflect any aspect of a person's life and personality.

Our Eco-Cremations and Water Cremations are also completely inclusive of all religious traditions, Church denominations, multicultural practices and non-religious funeral services.

Prepaid Green cremations and funerals are also available. Please enquire to learn more about our prepaid options.