Coffins & Caskets in Melbourne

When farewelling a loved one, the choice of coffin or casket is important and should be treated with care

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Selwyn Allen has a selection of more than 20 Australian-made coffins and caskets, catering to a wide range of tastes and budgets.

Rectangular in shape, caskets have a hinged lid and are fully lined. By contrast, coffins are wide at the shoulders and taper down to the foot and head.

Selwyn and his staff can help you make the most suitable choice and advise on how you can personalise the coffin or casket if required.

We recognise that your choice may be influenced by a range of factors, including:

  • Respecting the deceased’s final wishes.
  • Your cultural background and/or religious beliefs.
  • Your choice of a burial or cremation.
  • Your budget and style considerations.

Our selection starts with a basic stained chipboard coffin costing just $960, while the more elaborate Sherwood Oak Traditional Solid Oak Coffin with triple deck lid is priced at $3,470.

Caskets are generally made from better quality timbers and symbolic of higher quality craftmanship.

Our Australian Classic Solid Plantation Timber Casket with a walnut finish costs $2,680.

By comparison, the highest-quality Australian-made casket – a Charles Premium Solid Red Cedar with velvet interior – is priced at $10,690.

Please check the full range on this page.


Coffins are wide at the shoulders and taper down to the foot and head.


Basic- Stained Chipboard Coffin $960


Ingram- Decorative Applied Paper Veneered Chipboard Coffin, Oak Appearance $1,070

Norfolk Pine

Norfolk- Pine Veneer Chipboard Coffin, Natural Colour $1,380


Waverley- Timber Veneer Customwood, Satin Mahogany Finish $1,720


Olive- Plantation Timber Coffin, Walnut Finish, Routed Lid $1,990


Chisholm- Plantation Timber Coffin, Raised Lid, Maple or Rosewood Finish $2,190 – With optional Gold Finish $2,290


Denman Cedar- Traditional Cedar Coffin, Satin Finish, Panelled Sides with Timber Bar Handles $2,870


Lincoln- Dome Lid, Solid Timber Coffin, Rosewood finish $3,120


Sherwood Oak- Traditional, Solid Oak Coffin, Triple Deck Lid $3,470


Caskets are rectangular in shape, have a hinged lid and are fully lined.


Australian ClassicSolid Plantation Timber Casket- Rosewood Finish, White, Light Blue or Apricot Deluxe Interior $2,790


Australian Classic- Solid Plantation Timber Casket, Walnut Finish $2,680


Australian Classic- Deluxe Solid Timber Casket, White Lacquer Finish $3,450


Blackwood- Solid Australian Blackwood Casket, Natural Finish $4,160


Charles- Premium Solid Red Cedar, Contoured Sides, Velvet Interior Highest Quality Australian-made Casket $10,690


Edward Oak- Solid Oak Casket, White Satin Interior $4,920


Enviro James- Sanded Natural Plantation Timber Casket, 100% Unbleached Calico Interior $2,490


George- Deluxe Solid Timber Casket, Rosewood Finish, White Satin Interior, Optional Full Length Viewing Window $7,070


Henry- Solid Red Cedar Casket, Velvet Interior $9,880


Monash- Solid Timber Casket , Mahogany Satin Finish $3,490


Roma- Solid Timber Casket, Satin Walnut or Mahogany Finish $4,270


Sapphire Cedar- Solid Cedar Casket, Satin Finish, Velvet Interior $3,850


Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information, or to arrange a visit.