Bespoke arrangements

Funerals are about honouring lives – and just as every life is unique, every farewell can be too.

Gone are the days of every funeral fitting a standard mould. There’s no one size fits all. You can be as true to tradition or cutting edge and contemporary as you like when making arrangements. You don’t even need to call it a funeral. Call it a gathering, tribute, ceremony, farewell or something else you feel is fitting.

Our local community is remarkable in its religious and cultural diversity, and we pride ourselves on providing service and care of the highest quality in a way that meets the full spectrum of needs. No matter what your specific requirements are, our team is on hand to arrange the most fitting of farewells.

That’s why we provide the widest range of choices to allow you to craft a farewell that suits your needs, preferences and budget.

All prices listed are GST inclusive.

Required items

The following items are required for all arrangements; pricing accords with the level of service chosen.

Planning fee (for coordination and conduct of the funeral)
1 location (where the funeral is entirely at a single location)

$2,980.00

2 locations (where the service and the burial/cremation are at different locations)

$3,980.00

Transport
Transport into our care (from place of death or other location; any time of the day or night, including weekends)
Within 30km radius of Sydney CBD

$540.00

Outside 30km radius of Sydney CBD

Price on application

Hearse (for transport of the coffin/casket)
1 location (where the service and the burial/cremation are at the same location; within 30km of the Sydney CBD)

$690.00

2 locations (where the service and the burial/cremation are at different locations; within 30km of the Sydney CBD)

$1,080.00

Outside 30km radius of Sydney CBD

Price on application

Mortuary care (where storage of the body is required for more than 10 days, an additional fee may be payable)
Preparation for burial or cremation (including dressing)

$560.00

Embalming (where required)

$980.00

Coffin or casket
Particleboard and timber coffins

$1,500.00 to $4,605.00

Custom printed coffins

Price on application

Timber caskets

$3,775.00 to $8,955.00

Solid metal caskets

Price on application

Cemetery (prices will vary according to cemetery of choice)
Burial plot (purchase of plot)

As charged by cemetery

Interment services

As charged by cemetery

Crematorium
Cremation services

As charged by crematorium; prices start from $575.00

Legal documents

Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (usually no charge but at doctor’s discretion)

No charge

Cremation permits (there is no charge for cremation permits when the Coroner is involved; in all other cases, both a Clause 81 and Clause 82 permit are required)
Coroner’s Cremation Permit

No charge

Attending Practitioner’s Cremation Certificate (Clause 81)

As charged by practitioner

Medical Referee’s Cremation Permit (Clause 82)

$108.90

Optional items

The following items may be chosen at your discretion; pricing accords with the level of service chosen.

Viewing (where requested and if possible)
At Walter Carter Funerals (between 9.00am and 5.00pm; up to two hours)

No charge

At Walter Carter Funerals (before 9.00am or after 5.00pm; up to two hours)

$330.00 per hour

Immediately before the service (at the service location)

No charge

Separate to the service (not at Walter Carter Funerals)

$850.00

Venue (for the service)
Walter Carter Funerals gathering space

No charge for 2 hours; $330.00 per hour thereafter

Venue of choice

As charged by supplier

Vehicles (including driver and for up to 3 hours)

Preparation for burial or cremation (including dressing)

$460.00

People mover

$600.00

Clergy or celebrant
Clergy

As charged by clergy

Celebrant

As charged by celebrant

Legal documents

Death certificate

$66.00

Stationery and personalisation

Memorial stationery
Memorial book (guest register to be signed by attendees at the service)

$80.00

Order of service (minimum quantity of 50)

As charged by supplier

Keepsake and thank-you cards, bookmarks etc

As charged by supplier

Tribute slideshow
Compiled by Walter Carter Funerals

From $300.00

Compiled by third-party supplier

As charged by supplier

Other personalisation options

Flowers

As charged by supplier

Musicians and/or vocalists

As charged by supplier

Photography and videography

As charged by supplier

Memorialisation
Grave marker (temporary marker until permanent monument erected)

$125.00

Headstone

As charged by supplier

Cremation urn

As charged by supplier

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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