The Natural Funeral Company

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Natural Earth Burial Services

How much does a funeral cost ?

Simple Natural Earth Direct Burial

from $2,400 plus cemetery fees

Graveside Natural Earth Burial Service

from $2,895 plus cemetery fees

Chapel Natural Earth Burial Service

from $4,395 (full service option) plus cemetery fees

Service upgrade

Shroud $550

Natural Shroud Burial

We offer two types of shroud burial :

  • A pure shroud only burial with the deceased wrapped in two layers of unbleached calico and placedin a biodegradable shroud for gentle lowering;
  • A Eco Coffin / eCardboard coffin with the deceased wrapped in one layer of calico and placed into the coffin.  

If a graveside service only is to be held, either option is available.

If you wish to have a service in a church or chapel and a viewing is to take place before the burial, the Eco Coffin / eCardboard option must be used..  

Direct Earth Burial

Direct Earth Burial Package from $2,400 plus cemetery fees

Designed as a simple unattended burial graveside with no formal service


  • Professional services fee
  • Eco Coffin - Cardboard
  • Mortuary care
  • Certified copy of death certificate
  • Transfer from an Adelaide Public Hospital or State Coroner
  • Simple committal service only held graveside

Graveside Only Service

Graveside Service from $2,895 plus cemetery fees and setup fee#

A dignified graveside service


  • Professional services fee
  • Eco Coffin - Cardboard 
  • Mortuary care
  • Certified copy of death certificate
  • Transfer from an Adelaide Public Hospital or State Coroner
  • Funeral Celebrant
  • Use of hearse on day of service
  • Full service and eulogy conducted graveside. 
  • CD Music as requested

Service then Graveside

Church or Chapel Services then travelling to the grave for a graveside interment service

A dignified burial service


  • Professional services fee
  • Eco Coffin - Cardboard
  • Mortuary care
  • Certified copy of death certificate
  • Floral sheaf and petals
  • 12 Line funeral notice in the Adelaide Advertiser 
  • CD music as requested
  • Transfer from an Adelaide Public Hospital or State Coroner
  • Funeral Celebrant (Chapel only)
  • Use of hearse on day of service
  • Cemetery Chapel & Lounge incl. or Church fee incl. (either as required)

All funeral options include our recycle cardboard Eco Coffin which has hemp rope handles and is completely biodegradable.  

Shroud burials are an additional $550 to all above packages.

Clergy fees additional (if applicable)

This service as shown is $4,395 plus cemetery fees and any required setup fees.

Natural Shroud Burials

This concept is not for everyone and there are many instances where we will not offer this service.

It is important that all who attend a natural shroud burial are aware of the differences between it and a normal burial.  To see the outline of someone they know wrapped in calico can be very confronting if not expected.

We do not offer this service if the deceased is very large or has certain medical conditions (talk to us directly about these matters).

To see a simple shroud burial please click here.  Warning, this is a real burial and the images may distress some.

The choice of burial

Some things to consider about a burial:

  • In some areas, burial space may be limited or may be very expensive
  • You might want to reserve plots or a large plot if you or your family want to be buried close by
  • Natural burials are now available in Enfield Memorial Park at Wirra Wonga burial ground or Pilyu Yarta in Smithfield Memorial Park.
  • You can hold the funeral service in a local church or in a cemetery chapel. 
  • You can hold the funeral service at the graveside if you want.

Natural Burial Ground

Wirra Wonga, South Australia’s first official natural burial area, is a tranquil bushland environment that offers a unique final resting place.

In natural burial, the body (or cremated remains) is prepared for burial or interment without chemical preservatives and an eco friendly biodegradable coffin or casket is used. The body or remains are returned to the earth to decompose naturally and be recycled to new life.

Located at Enfield Memorial Park, Wirra Wonga, the Kaurna name for ‘bush grave’, has been cultivated using plants indigenous to the adjacent Folland Park Reserve and over time the bushland will become a living and lasting natural memorial.

In an endeavour to keep the habitat as natural as possible there is no physical identification at the site of burial, but accurate plotting and recording is undertaken allowing current and future generations to locate the place of burial. There are no headstones, vases or flowers at the graveside. Double graves are side by side, to avoid damaging any existing root growth.

At Wirra Wonga the names of those interred may be recorded on a communal memorial stone at the entrance to the area.

Wirra Wonga provides for both single and companion burials and the interment of cremated remains.

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Wirra Wonga Natural Burial Ground


The above two images are past burials at Wirra Wonga.  All graves have a native shrub or tree planted on the grave 6-12 months after burial.