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Why Choose Rite of Passage Funerals?

♥ We are 100% Australian-owned and operated

♥ We’re the bespoke funeral experts, specialising in the art of story-telling to ensure your end-of-life service is meaningful and personalised

♥ We offer affordable and fully-customisable options

♥ We’re kind, compassionate and committed to creating beautiful end-of-life events

♥ We’re modern, progressive and open to any of your ideas

♥ We conveniently come to you for all planning meetings

What People Are Saying About Us…

Thank you Yasemin and Rite of Passage Funerals for helping us when we needed it most. We are forever grateful for your love, compassion and guidance at a time when we felt completely lost. You showed us that funerals don’t have to follow a formula, that they can be different, and beautiful and we now look back on dad’s service with a smile. Thank you!

Kathryn, Gold Coast

We decided that Rite of Passage Funerals was the best choice for us after speaking with Yasemin over the phone. Her love, compassion and genuine sincerity were immediately apparent and we knew she was the right person to plan our beloved Pop’s service. She helped us through the whole process and planned a funeral service we’ll never forget. We highly recommend her. 

Annie, Gold Coast


Bespoke Funeral Directors & Funeral Planners Servicing the Gold Coast, Tweed Heads, Northern Rivers & Byron Bay

Rite of Passage Funerals are the bespoke funeral & memorial experts creating unforgettable farewells from Ballina to Brisbane.

Owned and operated by former journalist and now independent funeral director, Yasemin Trollope, our services are centred around story-telling, love and creating meaningful memories.


We offer affordable cremations on the Gold Coast, Tweed Heads, Northern Rivers and Byron Bay to suit every budget. From basic ‘no service, no attendance’ cremations to cremations with one of our signature ‘story-telling’ funeral services or memorial services included, we work within your budget to create something that works for you.

Funeral Services

Specialising in the art of story-telling, Rite of Passage Funerals is passionate about creating unique, personalised funeral services that meet your family’s needs.

Memorial Services

We’re full of ideas when it comes to creating unforgettable memorial services that reflect the life we’re honouring. From bush walks to beach-side picnics, no idea is too big (or small) and we’re ready to collaborate with you on creating something truly special.

Funeral Pre-PlanningFuneral Pre-Planning

Ready to plan your funeral in advance? You’re in good hands. Our funeral pre-planning service is unlike any other, working on both the practical and emotional tools you need to plan the most important event of your life – your funeral!

Alternative Services

Bedside Vigils

Bedside Vigils, from $350 Holding bedside vigils as one nudges closer towards end-of-life is a powerful way for family and friends to show their support. There’s something to be said about the power of love, community and friendship and bedside...

Natural Burials

The Green Package, from $5960 (not including burial plot) Natural Burials on the Gold Coast are becoming increasingly popular as more and more people choose to embrace nature, wellness and social consciousness. The City of Gold Coast has a natural...

Home Funerals

The Home Funerals Package, from $5499 Home funerals are making a comeback as education and understanding around this practice helps us to realise that having a funeral at home can be a truly memorable and meaningful experience. So what is...

Living Wakes

Living Wakes, from $1000 Living wakes, also known as living funerals, pre-funerals or end-of-life celebrations, are ceremonies held for (and often by) someone who's still alive but nearing their end-of-life due to illness. A living wake is powerful ceremony that...

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Contact our compassionate funeral director, Yasemin Trollope, who will guide you through every step of the process to create something truly memorable. Call us anytime on 0402 721 021 0r email us at