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.
In an age of global conglomerates, Walter Carter Funerals has always retained its independence, as well as a strong sense of family – and with this sense of family comes a commitment to being open, honest and fully transparent in all we do.
As a family run 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.
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.
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; any time of the day or night, including weekends) Within 30km radius of Sydney CBD
Outside 30km radius of Sydney CBD
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)
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
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)
Embalming (where required)
Coffin or casket
Particleboard and timber coffins
Custom printed coffins
Solid metal caskets
Burial plot (purchase of plot)
Medical Certificate of Cause of Death
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
Attending Practitioner’s Cremation Certificate (Clause 81)
Medical Referee’s Cremation Permit (Clause 82)
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)
Immediately before the service (at the service location)
Separate to the service (not at Walter Carter Funerals)
Venue For the service
Walter Carter Funerals gathering space
Venue of choice
Vehicles Including driver and for up to
Clergy or celebrant
Stationery and personalisation
Memorial stationery Memorial book (guest register to be signed by attendees at the service)
Order of service (minimum quantity of 50)
Keepsake and thank-you cards, bookmarks etc.
Tribute slideshow Compiled by Walter Carter Funerals
Compiled by third-party supplier
Other personalisation options Flowers
Musicians and vocalists
Photography and videography
Grave marker (temporary marker until permanent monument erected)
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.
Planning fee (all arrangements)
Transport (transfer into our care and later to crematorium; within 30km radius of Sydney CBD)
Mortuary care (preparation for cremation)
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)
Walter Carter Funerals has strong relationships with all cemeteries and crematoriums in the Greater Sydney area.
We most regularly attend:
Woronora Memorial Park
Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park
Rookwood General Cemetery
Rookwood Catholic Cemetery
Rookwood Memorial Gardens and Crematorium
Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium
Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery and Crematorium
Northern Suburbs Crematorium
Walter Carter Funerals not only adheres to all Government regulations and the codes of the two leading industry associations – Australian Funeral Directors Association and Selected Independent Funeral Homes. 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.