Lonergan & Raven - servicing all suburbs in Melbourne.  

One dedicated consultant supports you through the whole process.  We come to you.

Full service all inclusive packages from $5,500. Finance packages available.

We make regular use of dozens of private chapel and venues all over Melbourne.

W.G.Raven’s Funeral Service is the oldest independent Australian funeral company in Melbourne, and the last of the old family company's to maintain chapels in the inner suburbs

A Member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), Lonergan & Raven is nationally recognised for it's commitment to high quality and ethical practices.

So you can be certain that when you deal with the staff at Lonergan & Raven’s, you will receive a very traditional commitment to provide the highest levels of personal service.                          


Our Approach


The funeral was beautiful and a real tribute to my mother. Your kind and friendly manner made the process much easier. Thanks once again.

Jessica Bruzzaniti

More Testimonials >>

10 Commonly Asked Questions – Ravens Website

  • 1. Do I need a funeral director?

    In fact Funeral Directors are really just highly skilled event planners.... Read More >>

  • 2. What to do when someone who has been ill dies?

    The majority of people die after an illness that involves hospital .... Read More >>

  • 3. What to do when someone dies accidentally or unexpectedly?

    The Victorian Coroners Court becomes involved in the following cases... Read More >>

  • 4. What is a Death Certificate and how do I get a copy?

    The Funeral Director needs to collect the death certification, because it is... Read More >>

  • 5. Do I have to have a Coffin?

    Well yes, and no There is a lot of confusion in the market place over coffin ...Read More >>

  • 6. Are coffins overpriced?

    There has been a lot of media fuss recently about the big corporate chains,...Read More >>

  • 7. Can I make my own coffin?

    Naturally if you want to make or purchase your own coffin we are happy to...Read More >>

  • 8. Ashes, Aquamation and Cryomation

    Cremation is the traditional process of dissolving human remains in...Read More >>

  • 9. Can I have a burial on my family’s property?

    Again, yes and no .
    If your family property is...

  • 10. How do I become a donor to Medical Science or an Organ Donor ?

    Lonergan & Raven have handled donations to medical science,...Read More >>