consistent and transparent service

For more than 130 years, Walter Carter Funerals has been setting the standard in the funeral industry, not only in the way we craft farewells, but also in the way we interact with our client families and the community at every touchpoint.

Walter Carter Funerals has always retained its strong commitment to delivering the highest level of service for its community – and with this comes an undertaking to being open, honest and fully transparent in all we do.

Pricing you can trust

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.

There are certain inclusions and certifications that are necessary for all funerals, such as the disposition of the body for burial or cremation. Some of these costs are fixed and others will vary. However, there are many, many more elements that differ from funeral to funeral.

When planning a funeral with Walter Carter Funerals, our team collaborates closely with you so you gain a full understanding of the extent of our role and all the elements that comprise a funeral arrangement, including pricing.

And, when it comes to pricing, we will fully explain all the factors impacting pricing.

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Planning fee For coordination and conduct of the funeral

1 location (where the funeral is entirely at a single location)


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



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


Outside 30km radius of Sydney CBD

Price on application

Hearse (A purpose built vehicle 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)


2 locations (where the service and the burial/cremation are at different locations; within 30km of the Sydney CBD. Or where there is a viewing in our gathering space separate to the service.)


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 of $20 per day may be payable.

Preparation for burial or cremation


Embalming (where required)


Coffin or casket

Purchasing a coffin or casket from the Walter Carter Funerals range (range includes coffins and caskets constructed from a variety of materials, including fibreboard, veneered timbers and solid wood with different finishes; environmentally friendly options and custom printed options are available; metal caskets are priced on application)

$1,998.00 to $6572.00


Burial plot

The purchase of a plot is not an included disbursement in the Walter Carter Funerals pricing. Families are required to deal directly with their chosen cemetery.

As charged by the cemetery

Interment services

Depending on numerous variables including, but not limited to,  choice of cemetery, day/time of interment. For example, Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park fees range from $2500.00.

As charged by the cemetery


Crematorium fee

As charged by the crematorium; prices start from $634.10

Legal documents

Medical Certificate of Cause of Death, Cremation Risk Advice and Coroner Permits.


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 to 5.00pm; up to two hours)


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

$386.00 per hour

Immediately before the service (at the service location)


Separate and off site


Venue For the service

Walter Carter Funerals gathering space

$364.00 per hour (applicable after two hours and/or for after service catering)

Venue of choice

As charged by supplier

Vehicles Including driver and for up to
3 hours


from $539.00

People mover

from $880.00

Clergy or celebrant 


As charged by clergy


As charged by celebrant

Legal documents

Death certificate


Stationery and personalisation

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


Order of service (minimum quantity of 50)

From $255.00

Keepsake (minimum quantity of 50)

From $247.00

Tribute slideshow by Walter Carter Funerals

From $331.00

by third-party supplier

As charged by supplier

Other personalisation options Flowers

As charged by supplier

Musicians and vocalists

As charged by supplier

Photography and videography

As charged by supplier


Grave marker (temporary marker until permanent monument erected)



As charged by supplier

Cremation urn

As charged by supplier

Immediate Arrangements

We understand that there are circumstances where only the basics are needed. That’s why we’ve put together a simple immediate arrangement option, which includes cremation with no attendance or service.

The price listed is GST inclusive.

Included items

Planning fee (all arrangements)

Transport (transfer into our care and later to crematorium; within 30km radius of Sydney CBD)

Mortuary care (preparation for cremation)

Cremation coffin

Crematorium (choice of crematorium and time of cremation at our discretion)

Collection of ashes (from crematorium)

Legal documents (medical certificate, death certificate and cremation permits)



Immediate Plus

Immediate Plus arrangements include everything that the immediate does, plus the option of spending some brief time with the coffin present in the Walter Carter Funerals Gathering Space. Alternatively you may briefly meet the hearse at the crematorium.  The Immediate Plus arrangement also includes an upgraded coffin.



Cemeteries and crematoriums

Walter Carter Funerals has strong relationships with all cemeteries and crematoriums in the Greater Sydney area.

We most regularly attend:

Woronora Memorial Park

Administered by the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust

Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park

Administered by the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust

Rookwood General Cemetery

Administered by NSW Crown Trust

Rookwood Catholic Cemetery

Administered by the Catholic Cemeteries & Crematoria Trust

Rookwood Memorial Gardens and Crematorium

Owned and operated by InvoCare Australia

Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium

Administered by the Northern Cemeteries Trust

Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery and Crematorium

Owned and operated by InvoCare Australia

Northern Suburbs Crematorium

Owned and operated by InvoCare Australia

Bayside Crematorium

Owned and operated by Sydney Farewells Pty Ltd

All pricing on this website is inclusive of GST.

Our Promise

Walter Carter Funerals not only adheres to all Government regulations and the codes of the leading industry associations – Australian Funeral Directors Association. We aim to not only set the benchmark in the Australian funeral industry but to exceed it.

We pride ourselves on providing compassion, understanding, respect and support to all the families we serve in an inclusive, transparent and professional environment. For this reason, we’ve established the Walter Carter Funerals Charter, as a continued promise to our community to maintain the level of service which you have come to expect from us.

For more than 130 years, we’ve continued to evolve to meet our community’s ever-changing needs, and the Walter Carter Funerals Charter is our promise to continue to provide this level of service for many more years to come.