The Natural Funeral Company

Boutique modern funeral care (08) 8311 3991 All Hours

The Natural Funeral Company are a modern funeral company providing simply beautiful, meaningful, affordable funerals.  Adelaide's only dedicated 'sustainable green practices funeral provider' and the home of the largest range of cardboard, wicker, seagrass, wool and bamboo coffins.

If you are looking for something a bit different, alternative or more relaxed, we can help you with our easy approach.

As independent funeral directors, Colin and Catherine at The Natural Funeral Company are passionate about helping you get what you want and need from a funeral. Taking pride in providing practical information that is down-to-earth, highly professional and feature sustainable funeral practices when faced with the death of someone you love. Importantly, they care about getting it right for you. 

The way we do things

Freedom and flexibility:

We keep our services simple, personal and affordable. But we can be entirely flexible.


We provide only what you want and need.  We design personal funerals nto your needs but we can offer a fixed price package.

Personal service:

We believe in one point of contact. The person who visits you at home will be by your side every step of the way: they will be your point of contact on the day of the funeral and will be available to answer any questions 24/7.


We leave the body of your loved one in its natural state and treat them with total care at all times.


We modern custom designed software, IT equipment and printing technology.  We offer wicker caskets, cardboard coffins or a simple coffin with rope handles, lined with calico cotton. 


Who we are

We are South Australian owned Funeral Directors  Principal funeral director Colin Clarke started out in the funeral industry in 1988.   In 2006 Clarke Family Funerals was established with The Natural Funeral Company later established.  All operations are carried out with the generous and friendly support  of an leading Adelaide funeral home and many service providers. 

Colin and Catherine Clarke are dedicated to providing funeral care of the highest the most flexible and friendly way possible.


Out and About

(Above). We displayed all our products and services at the Eco Living Expo at the Adelaide Showgrounds 2014


Expo 2015 Photos


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“Thank you so much for all your help with the funeral planning and the actual funeral. Everything was beautiful and could not have been more special or gone any smoother. It was comforting for our family to know that everything was going to be taken care of and that we would do my father-in-law justice with a very beautiful funeral. Thank you so much for that peace-of-mind. We could not have been more pleased with how everything turned out. You all are truly wonderful at what you do. I would never go anywhere else! (Although I’m hoping not to have to use your services for a very long time!) Thank you so much for everything.”  JW.

"Mum died on 2nd May 2015. I called these guys because of the beautiful, wicker casket on the website. Turns out it was an excellent decision. Everything about my experience of these guys was great. Colin was frank, helpful, and patient and put up with all my indecisiveness and disorganisation, and was still giving me advice and letting me change my mind about things even on the morning of the service. Absolutely none of the awful, unspoken pressure to buy a stiff looking, fancy wooden casket like I experienced with my Dad's funeral years ago with another funeral company. Colin actually recommended the cardboard casket, but we chose to buy the wicker basket. We had a service at Centennial Park with the casket up the front, and loads of people commented on how beautiful it was and asked for the name of the funeral director so they could use them. I called another funeral director for a quote, and it was all sympathy and sales talk. So glad I went with these guys. "  M.J. Adelaide


"I have checked your website more thoroughly and am heartened to see that there is a company whose ethics and guiding principles match mine.  I am making a formal note in my legal documents  that your company is to be used on my death.  Funny thing to say but I will be please to be doing business with you in due course".  M

“Our visit was prompted by the sudden and stunning loss of our daughter, J. We had no idea what to do or what to expect, but our consultant was beyond helpful and understanding. You were so patient with us. We are grateful for how you handled everything — so many things we had never thought about. Truly, we were blindsided and we thank you for helping us through these tough days.”
— M family.