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Who is Tender Funerals Mid north coast?

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


Tender Funerals Mid North Coast is a registered charity offering holistic funerals from our site in Wauchope to communities in Port Macquarie, Lake Cathie, Kempsey, Laurieton, Camden Haven and beyond. We are responding to a need in our community for more affordable funerals, wider choice, support for families and opportunity for participation in caring for a loved one after their death.

Every person is unique, and their funeral should reflect this. We provide a 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.

A community undertaking, we operate in ways that enable families and community to arrange a funeral that is authentic, meaningful and affordable. Kindness is our compass, we always put people and relationships first.

We encourage practices that promote healing, including participating in any aspects of the funeral processes. For example, you could choose to wash and dress your person and/or take charge of the funeral service. For those who want to participate in these and other last significant rites, it can be an enriching and life-affirming experience. Or, should you prefer, we can care for your loved one on your behalf.


Community Empowerment and Education


Tender Funerals is part of a community movement towards reclaiming the rites around death and dying. Offering education around your rights and responsibilities and the opportunity for open conversation, we hope to empower people to take control of their dying, their deaths and their funerals.

At Tender Funerals Mid North Coast, we have a staff team supported by a team of volunteers who share our passion for empowering families and communities to reclaim the lost skills for caring for their own dead.

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If you’re a community interested in starting a Tender Funerals, please complete an expression of interest and we will be in touch shortly.