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Experience Counts

We’re Here When You Need Care

Your needs always come first. We know what it’s like to lose a loved one. It’s overwhelming in many ways. As well as the stress of your loss, those ‘day to day’ stresses of life continue unabated also.

Benefit from warm, professional and understanding experience each step of the way. We’re experienced and well known for our personal service approach.

We help people across Melbourne cherish and celebrate the lives of their loved ones. You and your family receive clarity and direction through this time of often profound grief.

Experienced Care And Personal Attention

We are Australian owned and independent, with a more personal touch. The benefit to you is this makes us attentive and accommodating to your wishes. And this means we are an ideal alternative to larger, more traditional Corporate funeral homes.

We make the often daunting task of arranging a loved one’s funeral just a little bit easier.

Receive experienced, professional guidance and help during your time of mourning.

Over 26 Years Of Experience

Our Principal / Director alone, has vast experience in many and varied facets of the funeral profession:

  • He has wide ranging funeral experience since 1996 (arranging, conducting, and assisting with 1000’s of funerals) in Regional Victoria, Melbourne, and the Mornington Peninsula
  • Retired Secretary of the Association of Independent Funeral Directors
  • Experience during previous employment, in positions of Arranger / Conductor, Funeral Foreman, Funeral Logistics / Staffing, and Funeral Operations
  • Award winning mortuary, embalming, and funeral experience (Dux of Embalming/Funeral Services School)
  • Retired Director/Owner (in partnership) of a coffin / funeral product supply company
  • Discussions pertaining to International joint ventures with Cemeteries and Funeral Directors in China and New Zealand
  • Travelling through the United States (each of the ‘Lower 48’ States) meeting Funeral Directors along the way, discussing similarities and differences in our funeral industries / approaches
  • Overseas repatriations of deceased
  • Interstate transfers of deceased
  • Training others in funeral work and mortuary / embalming

You Too Can Cherish Fond Memories

You Too Can Cherish Fond Memories

You are free to choose to be able to look back knowing you did the right thing by your loved one. Your best choice is to contact Crane Funerals – nothing is too much trouble.

As one of Melbourne’s leading bespoke Funeral Directors, the funeral you arrange with us is your choice. No strict list of “Package” options to wade through and be restricted by.

If you’d like more information, or need immediate no strings attached assistance, now is the perfect time to call:

 Somerville / Mornington Peninsula
(03) 5977 7198. 

Montrose / Eastern Suburbs
(03) 9761 8494.

You’re also welcome to call me directly on my mobile at
0447 727 263.

Our clients appreciate
our warmth & care

We had prepaid for my father’s funeral. The costs were very reasonable, One phone call to Damian and the wheels were set in motion, He was very understanding and patient with us as we tried to put together content for the Service which was to be live-streamed due to Covid restrictions. He was available to chat at any time of the day and the Service went well despite the obstacles. Crane Funerals has looked after both of our parents funerals and I have no hesitation recommending them to anybody.


Recently we had a sudden loss in our family with a vehicle accident. It was one of the most difficult times we have ever faced. We were advised that there was TAC funeral coverage that we could apply for, but we weren’t sure of how to do everything, especially given our grief clouding our minds. We contacted a few funeral directors and Damian and Crane Funerals was our choice. Everything from the start was made as easy as possible, and they handled the whole TAC funeral application for us. My brothers funeral was exactly as we wished, and nothing was too much trouble for Crane Funerals – they made it simple and it was just so beautiful on the day.


Damian was excellent.We would highly recommend Damian and Crane Funerals. Damian was very supportive and caring, which helped us manage this very difficult time. He was understanding and went out of his way to help us with all our requests. Damian was compassionate and kind. We really appreciated everything he did. There was follow-up after the funeral and this was a nice touch.


Great caring service. Crane Funerals delivered a lovely service recently for our son who was taken from us suddenly in an accident. Damian arranged everything regarding the TAC funeral paperwork etc, and the service was excellent before, at, and after the funeral. Highly recommended for service and care – Crane Funerals handle everything with simplicity, straightforward advice and terrific customer service.