We recognise that selecting a coffin or casket can be a difficult task when arranging a funeral. Considerations may include religious or cultural beliefs, materials used in manufacturing, economic circumstances and personal style or taste. Tuckers Funeral & Bereavement Service’s range of coffins and caskets varies in size and design, providing you with many options to suit both your personal and economical needs.

What is the difference between a coffin and a casket?

Made from particle board or solid timber, a coffin has a more traditional shape that tapers at the head and feet and generally has four or six individual handles. The lid is separate and is secured with four or six screws.

Rectangular-shaped caskets are made from solid timber or metal and have the same height and width at the head and the feet. A casket lid is attached with hinges at one side. Caskets may have individual or swing bar handles.

Our Geelong funeral directors can help you choose the best option to suit your personal preferences and budget. Your chosen coffin or casket can also be included as part of our pre-paid funerals option.

Coffins & caskets available through our Geelong funeral home

Particleboard veneer coffins & caskets

Coffins and caskets made from particleboard.


Solid timber caskets & coffins

Coffins and caskets made from solid timber.


Metal caskets

Caskets made from metal.