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Concrete Wall

Sydney Funeral Director

Honouring individuals with compassion, caring and affordable funerals in Sydney.

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Sydney Funeral Director

Our Services

Concrete Wall


Planning a Funeral

Need to plan a funeral for your loved one, then lets come together to create a beautiful bespoke funeral that truly represents your person.


Our Pricing

We don't make pricing difficult to understand in this difficult time. 

Check out our prices for all of our services.


Elements of a Funeral

We organise everything for you!

You can see our coffins, our flowers and all elements of funeral before you even sit down with us.  

What We Offer Our Families

As a full service funeral company, we can organise the following elements to all of our families, allowing you to not have to worry about anything.

Church | Chapel | Venue

We will source, book and manage the location of the service.

Religious Services

We look after all denominations across all churches in Sydney with a dedicated team of experts.


We will source you the most beautiful flowers from our florist or we can work with your favourite florist. 

Order of Service Booklets

We will design and print your booklets for ceremony.

Audio Visual

We can supply everything AV, from our Bose Speakers, Mics, Lecterns, Projector and Slideshow.

Coffins & Caskets At Cost 

We supply our coffins to our families at wholesale price, with no mark ups or commissions on them.

Clergy | Celebrant

We will find you the right clergy or celebrant for ceremony.

Secular Services (non-religious)

We can conduct celebrations of life in any location from chapels, beaches, national parks, homes and more......

Livestream | Photographer

We will book your livestream or photographer to capture the ceremony and burial services.

Singers | Musicians

We have a beautiful list of musicians and singers to personalise the ceremony or church service.

Green Funerals

We can organise a green/eco friendly funeral service from coffins, flowers, and burial grounds.

Hearse Vehicles

We have 3 beautiful hearse vehicles and mourning cars from modern, classic and traditional.

Welcome to Sydney Funerals Co.

Meet Ben Gibson -

Funeral Director | Celebrant | End of Life Doula

Hear what Ben has to say about......

                        flexibility and transparency 

What Our Families Say About Us

We are honoured when families leaves a review on us with Google. 

It allows future families to make informed decisions when choosing a Funeral Director. 

We know there are choices, so we try and make it as stress free as possible for all of our families with our experience and passion for what we do.

Do your research on your Funeral Director before choosing them.

Sydney Funerals Company Google Reviews

90 Five Star

Google Reviews

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Who Are We?

Sydney Funerals provides a comprehensive range of funeral services throughout the greater Sydney Metro, Central & South Coast, Southern Highlands and Blue Mountains regions.


We use all the cemeteries & crematoriums in NSW, and are 100% independently owned and operated.


We understand that funerals are a difficult time, so we give you time and don't rush you, and offer both non-religious and religious services to meet your needs.


We also provide simple and affordable pricing for all our services.

Specialising in:
Cremation, Burial and Memorials
Direct Cremation/Burials
Pre-Paid Funeral Plans
Do-It-Yourself Funerals

Sydney Funerals Company - Crowdfunding for funerals in Sydney

We Partner With TLC

Tap a Little Contribution is a registered Charitable Fundraising organisation that allows families, friends, community contribute a little or a lot towards the cost of the funeral, wake or a charity of choice.

Sydney Funerals Company - Scott Duncombe

Scott Duncombe

Owner | Director Celebrant

Sydney Funerals Company - Angus Bettini

Angus Bettini

Owner | Director

Operations & Logistics

Sydney Funerals Company - Ben Gibson

Ben Gibson

Director | Celebrant

End of Life Doula

Sydney Funerals Company - Rita O'Reilly

Rita O'Reilly

Director | Celebrant

Sydney Funerals Company - Narelle Murray

Narelle Murray

Director | Celebrant

Sydney Funerals Company - George


Office Manager

Sydney Funerals Company - Lisa Gorman

Lisa Gorman

Celebrant | Assistant


Our way of Thinking

We care about your loved one.

As a service-based company, we genuinely care about giving your loved one a beautiful funeral that commemorates their life. Each of our staff shares our values and treats everyone with love, respect, care and compassion.

We believe in what we do.

We believe everyone, no matter what their financial, social or family circumstances are, has the right to a beautiful and affordable funeral service – rather than putting their family into financial hardship. That’s why we don’t charge mark-ups; we are transparent about our costs, and we explain what’s needed for a funeral service.  We have also partnered with Tap a Little Contribution to help assist in crowdfunding for the family.

To find out how we can help you plan a funeral for your loved one, call us on 0283280700 or email us at

Sydney Funerals Co - Hearse Betty
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Our Philosophy


Sydney Funerals was established with a service-driven philosophy. We give our clients love, care, compassion and understanding when they are at their most vulnerable.


We do this by providing families with beautiful and affordable funerals that commemorate their loved ones exactly as they want.

Sydney Funerals is owned by Scott Duncombe, and was created to give Sydney families choices. Choices on funeral venues, celebrants and how much to pay for a funeral. We don’t want the family to have regrets about the funeral or be burdened with debt afterwards.

Our strength is our transparent, attention to detail and caring approach that allows us to understand what families want and provide a beautiful celebration of a unique life that brings peace to the loved ones.


Find out more CLICK HERE

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Sydney Funerals Co

Planning a Funeral

We understand the feelings of confusion, sadness and sense of loss at the time of arranging a funeral for your loved one. Although a funeral, or memorial, is an opportunity to celebrate the life of your loved one, it is often an overwhelming, emotional and stressful experience.

As an independent funeral company, we are committed to giving your loved one a beautiful service at reasonable prices so that you can grieve without the financial stress of expensive commercial services.

At Sydney Funerals, you have the choice of several types of funeral services —cremation, burial or memorial; private venue, chapel or church service; unattended or private.

Find out more CLICK HERE


What our families say…

Thank you Scott from the bottom of my heart for making a difficult time for the family a little easier to bear…  You have been so compassionate and respectful of our needs… always available to answer any of my many queries.  The service was beautifully conducted by you and flowed seamlessly.. personal touches like having the tenor sing was beautiful and added that something special.. very touching and made a huge impact on the whole service. I’ve had great feedback from people watching the livestream as well as the from those attending the service and burial, mentioning the fact that they thought that you conducted the service/burial in a beautiful and respectful manner... The sendoff for mum was simply beautiful and memorable and we have you to thank for that.  I would highly recommend Scott and his team at The Sydney Funeral Co.  if you want a service with a personalised touch..  HUGE thanks once again for your help for making Mum's sendoff so very special.

Carole x


Amazing. Beautiful. Wonderful. Everyone at the funeral said that it was the most beautiful service they had ever attended. Scott was so caring and thoughtful, so calm and considered, he was perfect and his team were gracious and wonderful. He understood our financial constraints, and still created for us a truly special goodbye for our mother. His suggestions were exactly what we needed, the flowers were so beautiful, so beautiful, the burial was moving and so sad, yet so uplifting. Everything they did was perfect. The priest was magnificent and sensitive at the same time. His homily was deeply personal and relevant to our family and our mourners. I feel so proud to have given my mother the goodbye she deserved. From all our family, our deepest thanks to Scott and Sydney Funerals. Perfect.



Scott and all the team at Sydney Funerals, navigated and co-ordinated everything for the day to make dad's passing beautiful for our family and friends. Sydney Funerals has our deepest respect and gratitude. 



Scott and the team were extremely thoughtful and professional, working with us closely to ensure that we could celebrate the life of our loved one. Immediately after being contacted, Scott got to work making preparations, with each critical step made incredibly easy. Despite the time sensitive nature, nothing felt rushed and we were given ample time to make arrangements. On the day, Scott and the team supported the family. Scott was incredible when it came to leading the ceremony and was able to weave in what he had learned about the family, despite limited interactions, turning a difficult day into a seamless celebration. Following the ceremony, Scott remained in close contact, providing updates on the process and next steps. I cannot recommend Scott and his team more to anyone who is in need of these services.



Scott was amazing, compassionate and caring, helping me arrange a cremation long distance from Perth.  His experience and guidance with all the necessary forms was extremely helpful.  From the moment I first spoke to Scott, having found the website online, he put me at ease and kept me informed through every stage of arrangements.  I would recommend Scott and his team to anyone needing to make these arrangements at a sad and stressful time.


Scott Duncombe and his team from Sydney Funerals Castle Hill, were absolutely amazing. They went beyond my expectations. Scott helped me navigate my way to the most beautiful send off for my mum. He made himself available to me 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns. He took my confusion when I was feeling completely overwhelmed and helped me bring it all together. If you are looking for a unique and beautiful send off for a loved one, I cannot recommend this company more highly.  With heart felt thanks and much gratitude


From the moment I made contact with Scott, at THE most searingly painful time in my life to seeing me off after the memorial for my darling husband of thirty-one years, I could not have asked for a more compassionate and dedicated 'friend' for that is how Scott supported me through the most difficult weeks of my life.  Not a single suggestion was ever dismissed as being difficult.  And not once did I feel pressurised into doing things that were outside the scope of the memorial my husband had planned.  Add to this professionalism, a rare and unique sense of compassion beyond achingly pedestrian platitudes.  Thank you Scott for supporting me to honour my husband with the same dignity and grace with which he lived his life.
Sydney Funerals are dedicated, caring and very responsible. Scott and his team are caring, thoughtful and experienced and this is what you want in your Funeral Director. From the very first call everything for my Aunt's funeral went extremely well as funerals can go. Scott was very positive and caring at a time when needed and we cannot thank him and his team enough for the dedication and support in such a distressing time. The flowers were beautiful and the team at Sydney Funerals are very professional in what they do, so thank you.
Leanne & Karren
I cannot speak highly enough of this company, the team and in particular Ben Gibson. Truly flawless from start to finish. Highly recommend. Great communication, highly understanding, beautifully delivered.
Brittany Wherrett.
I cannot speak highly enough of Ben Gibson – a very, very special person indeed who assisted with the recent cremation of my father. From the moment I spoke to Ben for the first time, I knew we were in the best hands. Ben guided us through a very unfamiliar process and made sure that everything was tailored to my parent’s wishes. Ben was so professional, kind, calm, sincere and compassionate – a truly extraordinary human being who is the best person you could ever hope to deal with at such a difficult time. Thank you again, Ben for all your help and support."
Piret Gardner
"Attention to detail is impeccable, ran smoothly, the whole team were very caring, respectful and supportive to the family. Our Priest was super impressed at how well organised everything was. Anyone thinking of organising a funeral for any loved one, no matter what denomination, even when approaching the inevitable end, get them involved."
George Kolletti.
"Ben Gibson at Sydney Funerals was exceptional in every aspect of the arrangements for my husband. He conducted the service with utmost sensitivity and made a great effort to get to know and understand the nuances of my husband's life and character. Highly recommend this small independent company."
The staff here are incredible ! They were fast, clear and upfront about all costs and processes.
Sydney Funerals went above and beyond to help make this important process run smoothly. Coaching me through every step clearly, with compassionate understanding. They happily accommodated our personalised requests, to which we will never forget. Thank you Sydney Funerals.  Ben, your kindness and professionalism was exceptional, thank you for making such a challenging process that much easier.
Ben S
"When you lose someone dear to you, all you are looking for is a team who is going to take care of everything while you are mourning for your loved one. I reside in California and received the devastating news of my Grandma passing. The nursing home that she was residing asked me to make sure moving her body as they did not have facilities to have her over night. I booked the first available fight to come to Sydney. Before departing I had to find a Funeral Service Director. I called many places and I wont bore you with the horrible experience that I had over the phone, BUT when I called Sydney Funeral Co. and I spoke with Scott the first thing he said was his condolences and told me they can take care of everything all I need to focus is get myself safely to Australia. He immediately provided me with quote that I requested vs the other companies who were saying let us take the body we talk about fees later! He explained over the phone everything and they took over he was on constant communication with me via email & whats app keeping me updated with everything. They moved my granny’s body very fast. When I got to Sydney Ben Gibson took over helping me, he was also in constant communication with me. The cemetery had a later date available for burial which was after my time in Sydney since I just came for 6 days. Ben told me do not worry you have all lot in your plate we will take care of it and rest assured he did, my grandma was buried on Feb 24th exactly 3 days after her passing. The level of care we received its beyond imagination and I truly felt they do care for us. Since most of family living overseas and it was impossible for them to be at the service they organised a live stream where the entire family were able to join & watch the ceremony live. Then at the service they had the best surprise for us, one of their team sang “Amazing Grace” at the grave this song was my granny’s favorite. There is absolutely no word to show my level of appreciation and gratitude for how you took care of my granny and I. I truly felt cared for. I am forever thank you."
Bita Hamidi
"On the 26th of October , I arranged the funeral for my good friend of 33 years Leonard P, With the guidance and professional services of the Sydney Funeral Co one of the few Independents in the funeral industry, I was able to manage easily without interference the funeral that Leonard had asked for. Scott Duncombe and his valuable team seamlessly managed and controlled the service effortlessly. The services provided were above reproach and I would recommend them without hesitation."
Les Mico
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Sydney Funerals, especially Ben Gibson. Ben assisted us in the process for the recent cremation of my father. Ben was professional, kind and respectful and was always in contact. Ben you are wonderful and we can’t thank you and Sydney Funerals enough.
Kind regards Naomi Tooher
Scott was recently assigned funeral director for my beautiful brother’s funeral, but he became so much more than that to each and every person who came together during this time. Words cannot do this man justice — he not only managed this process so professionally, but he became our friend, a friend who helped and supported us.
Thank you, Kay
“Hi Scott, I know life will be hectic at the moment given all the things that are going on in our world and negotiating around those constraints. I wanted to thank you again for everything – our friends and family have been constantly telling us what a wonderful occasion it was and how well you and your team conducted the day.
Regards, Deb.
“I found Scott helped our family wonderfully throughout this difficult time. Having meeting before was great as he chose to get to know my dad so he could portray him very well. Dads send-off was exactly what he would have wanted thanks to you. It was beautiful. He would have been sitting up somewhere proud as punch, so thank you again from all of the family."
Thank you, Melody.
“My father-in-law passed away on Anzac Day and from the time I contacted Scott, to the time we said our final goodbyes at the funeral, he was able to gently take control and guide us through the process with care and compassion. It’s at times like this that families need gentleness and understanding, and Scott and his team certainly gave us that. Thank you very much, Scott, for helping us through this difficult time, made even more challenging with the Corona restrictions."
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We can arrange beautiful funerals and memorials in:

All of Sydney Metro

 South Coast


Southern Highlands

Central Coast

and the Blue Mountains

Sydney Funerals Co

Our Commitment

  • Our funeral arrangers are available 24-hours, 7 days a week

  • We provide burial, cremation and memorial services at any venue

  • We listen to what you want and customise the funeral service

  • We offer price transparency on all elements

  • We guarantee the quality of our services

  • We give you choices on the funeral venues, celebrants and how much to pay for a funeral

  • We have a fixed funeral arranger service fee

  • We don't bundle anything together or up-sell.

  • We give you an itemised quote so you can choose what you want included or excluded.

  • We are independently owned and operated; we don't answer to shareholders or a board of directors, just our families.

  • We are 100% Australian owned and operated.

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Find us at

16 Gillies Ave, Haberfield
By Appointment Only

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