Academy Funerals was created in 1998 influenced by the monopoly at the time of American Funeral business purchasing a majority of the Australian businesses and then trading them in an American style which was sales orientated and based on higher costs. Ashley Bergh and his wife Katrina felt that Australians were not given a fair go and because it is an industry many of us don’t like to talk about, the general public were not aware that even though they thought they were shopping around, all the directors locally may have been owned by the one parent American company trading under different names.
Hence, Academy Funerals was born. Academy Funerals has stayed close to it’s values of providing family service in a modest and humble way allowing more money to be left with the family rather than being spent on an elaborate funeral. Although, we are happy to arrange an elaborate send off as much as a simple one, but, only when instructed by the family. Each and every family we serve ultimately is the decision maker of the style of funeral and therefore, it’s final cost.`
Academy funerals stands by our service, our care, our transparency and our family when we care for yours.