It's such an important choice, so why choose us?
When faced with having to make funeral arrangements for a loved one, many people have no prior experience. William Farmer is a highly- respected local family business that has been providing a first class service to families for almost 150 years. Our Funeral Directors are here to guide and support you through this difficult time, helping to create a personal, fitting and unique farewell for your loved one.
Here are a few of our differences:
Convenient, comfortable and accessible locations
We are the only funeral directors in Bendigo with two dedicated funeral homes. Our two venues are designed to be of the highest standard and cater to every need.
There is plenty of onsite parking at both facilities, large reception rooms and courtyards, and state of the art facilities and equipment.
Established family business & funeral industry leaders
Established since 1873, our family business has been serving the community for almost 150 years. Our commitment to funeral care is second to none and the trust families place in us is never forgotten or taken for granted.
Due to our outstanding level of service and care we are one of the most trusted funeral homes in the Bendigo and surrounding community.
Our commitment to innovation and service standards
We’re committed to offering you the highest standards of service in everything we do. We provide options, but your in control of decisions. We stand by our traditional values, but always look to be innovative in what we do.
We remain fully accredited members of the Australian Funeral Directors Association and ensure we meet every requirement, if not exceed them. These include standards of ethics, training, premises, vehicles and equipment.
Our continuing care
We are committed to providing ongoing care and support to our client families. One of the services we offer is Bereavement Care in a series of books. We send out a series of 4 books over an 11 month period starting at the third week after the funeral.
We also have connections to local grief support and organisations, just ask us.
Our Team of staff
Our team are dedicated individuals that aim to provide quality, caring and a personal service to every family. All our staff are from diverse backgrounds and are carefully chosen and trained to ensure we maintain our high standards.
They take care of all details and help guide families in creating a fitting farewell. The funeral industry is much more than just a job, it’s a vocation.
Our business for our community
Along side our core service to the community, we are actively involved in many groups and events across the Bendigo and surrounding areas. We put back into the community that supports us by donations, time and activities.
We provide tours and educational talks for clubs, school groups and churches, and are active members of Rotary, Land Care and The State Emergency Service to name a few.
Transparent, fair and reasonable prices
We value cost, service and care as much as you do. We provide a quality and professional service at reasonable and fair prices to suit your budget. We believe in transparency and will always provide you with a quotation at the funeral arrangement.
If you would prefer to understand the costs involved prior to planning a funeral, please feel free to contact one of our staff and they will happily go through them in detail.