When it comes to burial there are two options – a direct burial (with no service and no attendance), or a burial with a funeral service.
A direct burial starts from $4,150, including burial plot opening and closing fees. A burial with a funeral service starts from $7,000 (including the opening and closing fees).
These prices don’t include the cost of the plot itself. Costs of burial plots in Sydney range from $3,000 to $45,000.
Burial plots are often purchased ahead of time, and if this is a preferred option, should form part of end-of-life planning where possible. Some people like to engage the cemetery directly – if required, we can make the approach on your behalf, and do all the organising for you. You will also need to consider the headstone (generally ordered through the local stonemason); prices can vary depending on material, size etc.
Our professional funeral arranger will guide you each step of the way, helping you create an authentic farewell that matches your budget. Working with a collection of trusted suppliers, they will help you realise your vision of a perfect farewell. Whether it’s helping source the perfect flowers, finding a unique coffin (cardboard coffins are growing in popularity), following an old family tradition (or establishing a new one), giving the family choice is at the core of Picaluna’s philosophy.
Venues play an important role in honouring and celebrating a life lived. All cultural and spiritual beliefs are highly respected at Picaluna – in addition to places of worship, we support families who are looking for different choices to the traditional funeral venues and locations for funeral wakes.
If a church or chapel doesn’t feel like the right fit for you, you may like to try a more personalised funeral venue, which offers a beautiful space for the ceremony and wake. Some of these venues include surf clubs, golf clubs, local town halls, parks and beaches. You may even like to consider having the funeral at home.
Greater Sydney region cemeteries include; Rookwood, Northern Suburbs, Macquarie Park, Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, Woronora Memorial Park, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Waverley, Pinegrove, Riverstone, Field of Mars, Liverpool, Castlebrook Memorial Park, Frenchs Forest Bushland cemetery and Gore Hill.
Central Coast and Newcastle cemeteries include; Wamberal, Point Clare, Greenway Chapel and Memorial Gardens, Brady’s Gully park and cemetery, Lisarow, Palmdale Lawn cemetery and Memorial Park, Ronkana, Jilliby, Noraville, Minmi, Sandgate, Newcastle Memorial Park and Seaham.