Service and Value

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.

Pricing you can trust

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.

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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; 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 (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 may be payable

Preparation for burial or cremation (including dressing)
Embalming (where required)

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


Burial plot (purchase of plot)
As charged by the cemetery
Interment services
As charged by the cemetery


Cremation services
As charged by the crematorium; prices start from $575.00

Legal documents

Medical Certificate of Cause of Death
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)

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)
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)

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

People mover

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)
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 charge 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)

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 Olsens Farewells

Our Promise

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.