Welcome to William Farmer Funeral Directors
Established in 1873, we have had the honour of serving the Bendigo and surrounding communities for over 140 years. Our continued commitment to funeral care will ensure; our support to families and our service is personal, professional and dignified to help celebrate a 'life well lived'.
Available 24 hours a day, every day, our experienced team of funeral directors are here to guide and support you every step of the way. We are dedicated to the needs of every family and can provide advice on all aspects of funeral services, pre-planning and bereavement care. When you call on us, we will be here to assist you.
Our website has been designed because we know arranging a funeral can be can be a difficult, emotional and sometimes unexpected task. We hope that you find extensive information on our services, care and support we offer our families. We have also included an area dedicated to the information regarding current funerals in our care.
Located in Bendigo and Eaglehawk, we are the only local funeral directors with two dedicated funeral homes. Our two venues are designed to be of the highest standard and cater to every need.
We have plenty of onsite parking at both facilities, large reception rooms and courtyards, and state of the art facilities and equipment.
It is our hope that when you visit our funeral homes you will be met with a standard of care that we are so well known for here in Bendigo.
Covid-19 Community Update
The health and safety of our client families, community, staff and stakeholders is our highest priority and concern. During this time of uncertainty, we are committed to this standard.
As we closely monitor this situation daily via the Government Health Department and with the support of the Australian Funeral Directors Association (AFDA) the implementing of safeguards based on recommendations will continue to occur throughout our company.
Currently there is to be no more than 150 attendees at a funeral service (not inclusive of funeral staff/ celebrant and subject to venue size). Therefore we have had to adjust how we conduct funeral services. We are now arranging funerals with this in mind and discussing with families the different options available.
We ask that our community is mindful of the exposure and spread of COVID-19. We understand that this is especially difficult at a time of grief where a handshake, hug or kiss is a natural way we comfort and care for one another, but we do know that this virus spreads through close contact with an infected person and remind everyone to be vigilant and aware of this.
Throughout our funeral homes we have made available multiple hand sanitiser stations and information to ensure our environments remain safe for our communities. We will also provide these stations at funerals conducted outside our facilities.
We appreciate your understanding at this time of uncertainty. Our staff, together with the families we care for, are doing our very best.