Beautifully better funerals

More personal.

More compassionate.

More simple in the planning.

And importantly, more affordable.

We’re here to help you say goodbye in whatever way you feel is the right way.

We’ll be there to help guide you at every step.

And we’ll do it all with honesty and integrity.

What happens now?

It starts with a call

You can call our Picaluna team at any time to discuss your particular situation, and start the funeral planning process.

Brought into our care

Acting with compassion, care and respect, we make all the arrangements to transfer the deceased person into our care.

We meet with you

Our funeral arranger meets with you to help and guide you in creating a funeral that is meaningful, personal and within your budget.

Everything is organised

We carefully organise and
professionally deliver a personalised funeral – one that’s totally aligned with your wishes and feels authentic to the memory of your loved one.

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Changing the way funerals are done for the better

Picaluna is all about offering genuine, personal funerals, helping family, friends and the community to honour, mourn, celebrate, heal and rejuvenate.

A little about us

What’s in a name?

Our founders were inspired by some extraordinary images of a
cliff-top funeral for a still-born baby named Luna. It was heart-felt, community-lead and beautiful. Little Luna gave us our name. Grazie Luna.
(Italian: piccolina – little one)


Picaluna is changing the way funerals are done for the better. It’s a change that needed to happen. More personal. 
More compassionate. And importantly, more affordable.


Picaluna is about community. Walking alongside the bereaved in their most significant time of need, is at the heart of what we do. We’re there for you, guiding, listening and assisting with whatever is needed to create the most meaningful
funeral possible.

Giving back

We believe in giving back.
Picaluna donates 5% of our profit to your choice from one of our Picaluna Charity partners.

We work with you

Picaluna’s team of funeral directors and funeral celebrants offer a wealth of experience and expertise to guide you in the creation of an appropriate funeral ceremony.  We pride ourselves on our personal approach – we’re all about providing you with the right information and appropriate support to
honour your person.  We work in our communities and alongside end-of-life
consultants, death doulas and palliative support workers to provide a continuity of care when you need it most.

Be inspired - do it your way

At Picaluna, we believe in creating truly unique and personalised farewells.  We work together with families to create life celebrations or personal funerals that take place in meaningful locations.  Whether this is your church, your backyard, a surf club, golf club or crematorium chapel.  Picaluna funeral directors take the time to guide you through the funeral planning; to help inspire you in creating a beautiful farewell for your special person. 

What does a funeral cost?

Picaluna does things a little differently;  we see our role is to assist and empower families to create meaningful and authentic farewells that are aligned with their values… and at an affordable price. We are completely transparent with our pricing, sourcing everything at cost and applying a 35% Service fee to the wholesale cost of the funeral.

We believe in giving back

We donate 5% of our profit to your choice from one of our Picaluna Charity partners.

We have donated in excess of $105,000 to well over 160 different charities, since our launch in October, 2016.

Cremation and Burial done beautifully better

Whether it’s a cremation you’re after, or a burial, we’re here to help you farewell your loved one in a truly beautiful way, with our support and guidance at every step. Cremation cost starts from $2,327, with a Burial cost starting from $4,150


Funeral live streaming

The livestreaming of a funeral ceremony brings family and friends together no matter how far apart they are.  Picaluna provides sophisticated multi-camera options for livestreaming and webcasting that can take place in almost any location.  A high-quality recording is also available for download following the ceremony as a special reminder of the day.

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Avrille Ciccone
5 December 2023

I was so blessed to meet Vivienne from Picaluna Funerals, this was my first experience and I had no idea where to start. I can’t thank her enough for making my husband's farewell so special and running smoothly in the difficult situation of bringing him of home. We were all so impressed by Vivienne's professionalism but still remaining sensitive and caring. Her warm personality made everyone feel at ease, just like a trusted friend. A friend in England who watched the video said 'I am not sure if it’s the right thing to say - but we so enjoyed watching today - I felt that we were there with you’.

Kristee Attard
25 November 2023

A big shout out to say thanks to everyone at Picaluna Funerals! After the sudden and unexpected death of my mother, Funeral Director and Celebrant Shelly Bennett, walked us through some options for Mum’s farewell. We are a large family and despite the many different opinions in the room, Shelly helped us to create a unique ‘one of a kind’ send off that was both fitting for Mum, but also respectful of our brother who has special needs. Shelly was considerate, organised and went out of her way to ensure that the venue was beautifully presented and that all the little flourishes we had in mind were thoughtfully executed. I simply can’t recommend Shelly and the team at Picaluna Funerals highly enough.

Michele Smith
23 November 2023

Very accommodating and efficient. Jacqueline was more than helpful and a pleasure to deal with in a difficult time. Would recommend. Thank you Picaluna and Jacqueline

20 November 2023

Sarah took care of our family as we lost our mum this year. She is compassionate and brings a wonderful perspective to the end of life journey, as well as a sense of humour. Sarah was indispensable for us and is partnered with a lovely team of specialists who can support with all needs during this time. We are so grateful and will call on Sarah again in the future.

Mary Knox
13 November 2023

Sarah Tolmie recently helped to organise and was the celebrant at the memorial for my husband. She was very understanding & kind, ready to listen to what my husband had requested & I wanted for his memorial but she also had good suggestions that made the memorial even more special. Sarah wasn't pushy & was easy to talk to & empathetic to our feelings. A number of people mentioned to me afterwards about how Sarah beautifully conducted the service, & my family & myself were very pleased with how it went. Thank you Sarah & I have no hesitation in recommending her.

Bob Frankel
12 November 2023

Sarah steered us through a very sad and stressful time with compassion and kindness. I recommend Sarah's services to anyone experiencing the loss of a loved one.

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