A very Australian alternative to traditional funerals. Upright Burials has inherent appeal for many people as it provides a burial option that is simple natural and economical. Upright Burials is operated by Tony and Lois Dupleix.
Upright Burials was floated in 1984 with 20 subscribers who wanted to pursue the idea of developing an innovative burial company. After complying with regulatory requirements we commenced burial services in 2010.
George initiated the concept of a vertical burial business, created a trust fund and identified individuals who were interested enough to support the business concept and become investors.
As an agricultural consultant, he could see the low margins farmers operated on and viewed the new business as a way to bring money back to the bush. He has always has been a person comfortable working at the boundaries of social norms and questioning ‘common knowledge’.
Lois and Tony have full responsibility for the ongoing operations.
Tony Dupleix (B. Ag. Sci (Hons)), Managing Director
Tony has been one of the drivers in establishing the business and oversees the daily operations of Upright Burials. Tony has been involved in agricultural interests his entire career, lives on and operates a farm at Camperdown. He has held numerous leadership roles in the community including local Branch President of the Victorian Farmers Federation and Captain of the Leslie Manor Rural Fire Brigade.
Tony was immediately drawn to the opportunity to be involved in such an unusual and innovative business and is constantly encouraged by the many hundreds of people over recent years who have voiced their support for this burial process. Tony is the spokesperson for Upright Burials.
As Managing Director, he oversees the daily operation of the business.
Lois Dupleix, Director