Tender Tasmania

At Tender Funerals, we believe funerals and funeral care should be meaningful, authentic, and affordable.

Tender Funerals is a not-for-profit funeral service that ensures that those experiencing financial hardship/distress are able to access personalised, meaningful and affordable funerals. We also provide community education and empowerment around after death care.

We provide a full range of services across after death care, funeral/celebration arrangements and body disposal options – many based on sustainable principles – which enable you to have a much greater say in how your loved one is treated after death. We encourage practices that promote healing.

A community venture, we operate in ways that do not leave community members with large debt. We don’t take shortcuts and always put people and relationships first.

Our Vision

Tender Funerals Tasmania Working Group have been busy raising awareness of the Tender Model plus funds towards the purchase of a suitable property. The raising of awareness and funds are a priority, so that we as a community, can move forward towards real choice in this space. We welcome any and all support from individuals and community groups, after all, it is your community funeral home.

We will require the services of a drafts-person to assist with the redesign of the property when identified and DA submission to the local Council.  An accountant is also sought for the initial setup stages.

How You Can Support Tender Tasmania
Donate to Tender Tasmania

Financial support of any kind is always welcome, with donations over $2.00 to Care Beyond Cure Inc for Tender Funerals Tasmania, being tax deductible. Volunteers to assist with initial tasks such as, having a presence at market stalls, fundraising activities, painting, gardening or simply just spreading the word.
All offers of support are valued.

Contact Tender Tasmania


P: 0407 427 575

E: [email protected]

F: @TenderFuneralsTas
Tender Tasmania Working Party – Our People


Tender Tasmania Working Party – Our People

Christine Johns

Christine is a registered nurse and worked in community nursing for many years with a focus on palliative care. With this experience, Christine was able to care for both her parents at home and see them buried on their own property by their family and friends. Christine wants everyone to have a choice in their end of life.

Lynne Jarvis

Lynne is a social worker who has worked in the human services field for over thirty years in varying capacities. Lynne was the founding member of S.I.D.S North-West in 1984, is passionate about social justice and community development across the pre and post death care space, inclusive of the rights of families to care for their own should they wish. Lynne is Secretary of Care Beyond Cure Inc.

Laine Willis

Laine Willis is a semi-retired social worker of 25 years plus with a background in human services and art therapy. Her volunteer work with Care Beyond Cure Inc. Includes the position of Treasurer and supporting the setting up of Tender Funerals Tasmania.

2020 Death Literacy Calendar


In 2018, we were inspired by a local organic compassionate group called the ‘Motton Forget Me Nots’ and this calendar is the result.

By purchasing this calendar, you are assisting with the establishment of Tender Funerals Tasmania –
a not-for-profit community driven, family led funeral home, offering real choice.

Thank you for supporting our community.

Buy a Calender