Paying For A Funeral

Throughout the funeral process, your funeral director, who has been responsible for ensuring the smooth running of your funeral service, will have managed and arranged payments for a number of products, goods and services which have been incurred during the planning and delivery of your funeral.

These services might typically include cemetery plots, cremation fees, floral tributes, funeral notices, catering services, clergy and musician fees, etc. We specifically arrange all expenses to be itemised on to one account in order to keep billing as convenient as possible.

The invoice that you will receive will include both the costs of our own services and the costs of the products, goods and external services that you have chosen as part of your funeral design.

Closeup of a person's hand writing - paying for a funeral

Although it is a time of sadness and you may be under pressure and still coming to terms with your own emotions, it is important that our funeral arrangers have an open and honest discussion relating to the issue of funeral expenses during the initial planning stages of the funeral.

It is important to balance emotional decisions with practical common sense and an accurate indication of your expected funeral expense will allow our funeral arrangers to have a clear expectation of your requirements and help manage the funeral service alongside your guidelines.

Funeral Services and Costs

Please Note: Professional Service Fees Apply

Professional Service includes arranging and conducting Funeral, 24 hr attention from experienced staff, Mortuary care and embalming (if required) by qualified mortician and embalmer, quality equipment, administration, vehicle fleet, audio visual equipment including live streaming and recording.

ServiceCost
CoffinsRange from $1395.00 to $4895.00
Transportation of Deceased from Place of Death to Funeral Home after business hours and weekends (within a 30km radius)$385.00
Children’s Funeral under 10 years of age (excluding disbursements)No Charge

Basic (Direct Disposition / Cremation) Service

  • Arrange transfer of deceased (within 30km)
  • Preparation and storage of deceased
  • Supply fully lined coffin
  • Shroud (if applicable)
  • Completion of necessary legal documents
  • Delivery of deceased to cemetery or crematorium (within 30km)

Disbursements

Please note: The following disbursements are third party charges. Below are our reasonable estimates, which are subject to change.
There may also be other disbursements that are not listed below.

Prepare and submit VIC Births, Deaths and Marriages Death Certificate $67.00 (from March first 2022)
Doctors Cremation Certificate $121.00
Cemetery Fees – varied depending on chosen cemetery
Grave digging fees – varied depending on chosen cemetery
Crematorium / Chapel fees $650.00 to $980.00
Newspaper Notices – varied depending on chosen newspaper
Personalised Social Media Obituary – complimentary
Floral tributes from $160.00
Minister / Celebrant from $385.00 to $495.00
Service Sheets from $2.50 – $3.50 each
Bookmarks $2.00 each
Photo Presentation Production $199.00
Photo Presentation Audio Book $175.00 (additional to production costs)
Memorial Book additional copies $55 to $80.00