Commitment to quality and understanding when you need it most.

At Piddingtons, arranging a funeral service for your loved one doesn’t have to be difficult, expensive or confusing. Let us guide you through the process.


The Piddington's Family


Arranging a Funeral


Arranging a Funeral


A time to plan ahead

Our Family

After five generations Piddingtons is a true family tradition. Piddingtons continues to serve the community as Funeral Directors providing a dedicated level of care when families and loved ones need it most.

Covid-19 Restriction Information

Restrictions for people who are fully vaccinated

 Funerals and memorial services in NSW may have up to:
  • 1 person per 2 square metres of space for indoor and outdoor areas.

All people attending the funeral service must be fully vaccinated, (except for small funeral or memorial services). Do not attend a funeral or memorial service that exceeds the capacity limits. People who are fully vaccinated do not have to be seated while consuming food and drink. Dancing is permitted.

You can attend a funeral or memorial service anywhere in NSW.

If you are fully vaccinated you can attend a funeral or memorial service, so long as the capacity limit is not exceeded. You must:

  • carry vaccination evidence with you and produce it for inspection to a police officer or authorised officer if requested;
  • check in with the Service NSW app or provide your contact details to the occupier
  • follow the face mask rules.

Restrictions for people who are not fully vaccinated:

All people at a small funeral or memorial service must be seated while consuming food and drink. 

You can attend a small funeral or memorial service anywhere in NSW.

If you are not fully vaccinated you can only attend a small funeral or memorial service.

A small funeral or memorial service is a funeral or memorial with up to 10 people attending, not including the person conducting the service and anyone necessary for the conduct of the service. 

Please visit here to keep up to date with the restrictions as they happen.

*current as of: 2.30pm, 17th November 2021
**updated information will posted on this page as required

Death & Funeral Notices

At Piddingtons, we understand that losing a loved one is both a difficult and meaningful time for those they have left behind.. Piddingtons have been serving the community during times of need for five generations. Our professional and experienced staff are here to guide you through the decisions that need to be made and offer you understanding and support. The funerals Piddingtons carefully arrange are meaningful and personal and tailored to your individual requests and needs. Originally the business operated with a horse drawn coach and the first car to be used was purchased around 1916, the firm claimed the distinction of having introduced the first motor hearse in New South Wales.

Piddingtons introduced the first funeral chapel to Armidale NSW in 1932. It was complete with seating accommodation, pulpit and organ amplification system, unique to the north at that time. Succeeding George William Piddington who founded the firm in 1899 came his two sons Bill and Allan. Bill’s sons Lloyd and Max entered the business in the 1940’s and Lloyd’s three sons, Allan, Graham and Ron also joined the firm. After 1991, Allan, Ron and Lloyd have continued to run the business, with Lloyd retiring in 1996 and Sam, Ron’s eldest son starting in 2008.


Here to help

Our professional staff are here to help and assist you and your family. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call.

122-158 Uralla Rd,
(PO Box 4424) Armidale NSW 2350

Phone: (02) 6772 2288 |  Fax: (02) 6771 2653