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Coffin or Casket Choices

When arranging a funeral, you will have the option of whether to purchase a coffin or a casket for the deceased.  The decision of whether to have a coffin or casket is one of personal preference, and/or cost.

A coffin is more traditionally shaped with a tapered head, shoulder and foot end. It might be made of any of a variety of materials, such as custom wood, timber veneer, composite materials or solid timber.

A casket is rectangular in shape and generally is hinged on one side. The lid is lined and is much larged than a coffin.

Clarke Family Funerals have access to a very large range of coffins and caskets.  Colin Clarke, manager of Clarke Family Funerals managed a casket manufacturer for many years and can arrange to customise whatever you select during the arrangement.  Below are a small sample of what we have available.

Traditional Coffins

Eton Teak

Banksia Oak Gloss

Also available in Rosewood and Walnut

Banksia White

Diocrome - Two toned Banksia Coffin with goldtone fittings

Eton Sapelle Semi Gloss

Calvary (cross) Rosewood Gloss

Senator Oak Gloss

Royal Mother Of Pearl

Also available in Rosewood



Australian Caskets

Devon Casket

Grecian Urn Rosewood Casket

Shown with optional long bar handles

Expression Coffin


Expression coffins are available in the above designs or can be designed to your own specific requirements.  All are enviroboard coffins with a water based film wrapped around the lid and box. 

Please contact us for an exact estimate. 


Timber Coffin Range

Camphor Laurel Coffin


Similar to coffin used for the unknown soldier

Davidson Rosewood Gloss

Linton Cedar Gloss



The Eco Collection

Eco Coffin - Cardboard with rope handles


Iluka Cardboard Coffin - No service option


Seagrass and Wicker Coffin


Return To Sender Enviro Coffin



The Pine



Batesville Caskets

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Batesville caskets represent a unique choice available to families in Australia. Different from traditional coffins, Batesville caskets are larger, more substantial vessels made from the finest materials with unique features to help memorialise the lives of loved ones.

For over one hundred years, Batesville has manufactured the finest caskets available anywhere in the world. Superior craftsmanship, the highest quality materials and constant innovation have become the hallmarks of the Batesville brand. Batesville has always taken immense pride in fulfilling the needs of funeral directors as they serve families in their hour of greatest need, and we never forget that each of our products play an important role in representing a precious life of a loved one.

Batesville Caskets

Hardwood caskets include a variety of species: mahogany, maple, and poplar. These caskets are the choice of families who appreciate and cherish the qualities of natural wood. The warmth, beauty and personality it brings to fine furniture makes it ideally suitable for the construction of quality caskets.

Metal caskets include those made from bronze, copper, stainless steel and steel.  These caskets are known for their unique finishes. Bronze and copper are among the most durable and beautiful of metals; both are naturally non-rusting. Stainless and carbon steel caskets come in a variety of grades, gauges, styles, and finishes.

Why Families Choose Caskets

Caskets are selected for a variety of reasons. Many families choose caskets because of long-standing family traditions. For some, caskets are appropriate due to a specific religious or ethnic background.  Still other families simply want the very best for their loved-one and feel a casket is the right choice to honour the person they have lost.

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