Aussies are now picking woollen coffins, smart urns and firework funerals when they die

PLANNING our funerals, while we’re still kicking, has always been a pretty uncomfortable topic.

Traditionally, Australians have been pretty reticent about what they want to happen to their body after death, or what sort of vessel they want to be locked inside for the rest of eternity.

But in the past decade, experts have urged people to take an active role in their afterlife preparations, for the sake of their loved ones, who are often forced to make quick decisions about funeral arrangements in the days after a devastating loss.


Funerals shouldn’t scare us to death. Lauren Ambrose as Clare from Six Feet Under.