Options to suit your needs and budget

As a family owned and operated business, we understand the overwhelming burdens that confront a family when faced with the death of a loved one. For this reason, we price our services very competitively.

From the simplest service to the most extensive farewell, we are committed to a pricing structure you can trust.

  • Transparency. Our pricing structures are clear and there are no hidden charges.
  • Options. We have a wide range of options to choose from and can structure a package to suit your needs and budget.
  • Financial support. We can help you understand your options when it comes to paying for a funeral.

Cost structure

The costs for a funeral are categorised in two sections:

  • Funeral Director’s costs
  • Disbursements (at cost and inclusive of GST)

The total cost will depend upon the type of funeral service you choose. Each funeral service is unique and is planned to meet the particular needs of the family, so it’s difficult to provide a ‘typical cost’ for a ‘typical funeral’.

Certain inclusions and certifications are necessary for all funerals, some of which have fixed costs and others which are negotiable.

Who is responsible for paying for a funeral?

If you arrange a funeral you are responsible for ensuring payment of the expense, so it’s best to first check where the money will be coming from and whether there will be enough to cover the relevant expenses.

Where there is an estate, the funeral expenses can be paid from the deceased’s estate.

Sometimes banks will allow payment of the funeral expenses from the bank account of the deceased person before probate of the Will is granted.

Depending on individual circumstances, funeral expenses may be covered by:

  • Life insurance benefits
  • Death benefits from Centrelink or Veterans Affairs
  • Pre-paid funeral plan, bond or insurance
  • Health fund benefits
  • Superannuation payout
  • Workers compensation.

 

We welcome all enquiries about funeral costs.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements and obtain a quote.

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