The venue for Mark "Chopper" Read's memorial service in Melbourne has been moved from a small chapel to a grandstand.
A public memorial planned for Read at a 90-seat chapel in Clifton Hill on Thursday will now be held in the community room of the Fitzroy Football Ground grandstand in Fitzroy.
Lonergan and Raven funeral director Nigel Davies says he has been trying to convince the family to move to a larger venue.
"He has always said that he didn't mind who got up and said what at his funeral," Mr Davies told AAP.
The public memorial, scheduled for 2pm (AEDT), follows a private family burial in Fawkner on Monday.
Read, who died aged 58 last week after a battle with liver cancer, spent more than 23 years in jail for crimes including armed robbery, assault and kidnapping.
He once claimed he was involved in killing 19 people and the attempted murder of 11 others.
He was famously portrayed by Eric Bana in the 2000 film Chopper.Read was also Australia's best-selling true crime author, with copies of his first book Chopper: From the Inside selling more than 300,000 copies.