Example 4 – Bespoke arrangement

To help you understand how your funeral choices impact pricing, we've compiled the following example. Please note, this example is indicative only and does not represent a 'package' offered by Walter Carter Funerals.

Non-religious service and cremation, with guests attending only the service

Tom passed away at the age of 82 at his nursing home.

To make things easier for his children, in the months leading up to his death, Tom had spoken to a funeral planner at Walter Carter Funerals about his wishes for his service. Not a religious man, he wanted a very simple service and to be cremated.

Walter Carter Funerals conveyed these wishes to his family.

Tom was a keen lawn bowler and his service will be held at his local lawn bowling club. Tom’s family is expecting about 50 guests to attend and have asked a local celebrant to conduct the service. Following the service, Tom’s body will be cremated, however he has asked that guests not attend the crematorium.

Instead of flowers, Tom has asked that his beloved bowls sit atop his coffin during the service. He has also requested that a memorial book be on hand for guests to sign.

Following the service, his family and friends have decided to gather at the local bowls club and raise a glass to celebrate Tom’s life.

Required items

Planning fee (service at one location)


Transport into our care (within 30km of Sydney CBD)


Mortuary care


‘Centennial’ coffin


Hearse (service at one location; within 30km Sydney CBD)


Cremation services


Cremation permits (Attending Practitioner’s Cremation Certificate and Medical Referee’s Cremation Permit)


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

No charge

Optional items


Provided by bowls club



Order of service (4 pages x 50 copies)


Music (provided by Walter Carter Funerals)

No charge

Memorial book (provided by Walter Carter Funerals)


Death certificate


Venue for after-service gathering

Provided by bowls club

Catering for after-service gathering

Paid by family



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