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How much does a cremation, a burial, or a funeral cost with Picaluna?

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Picaluna believes in 100% price transparency, so we do things a little differently. 

We see our role as being to assist and empower families to create meaningful and authentic farewells that are aligned with their values. We are completely transparent with our pricing, sourcing everything at wholesale price and applying a 35% Service fee to the wholesale cost of the funeral. Furthermore, we donate 5% of our profit to a charity of your choice.

Direct Cremation

A Direct Cremation is a no service, no attendance cremation of the deceased, with the ashes delivered to the family following the cremation taking place. The family often use the ashes at a later date in a memorial ceremony for the deceased.  

Transfer   $313.50

Transfer is the transferring of the deceased from the place of death to the crematorium. This price is for a weekday transfer; weekend rates apply for transfers on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.
 

Funeral Arranging   $450.00

Funeral arranging entails organising the transfer, meeting with the family to complete documentation, coordinating with external suppliers, registering the death with The Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, delivering the ashes back to the family.

Coffin   $122.73

Basic cardboard or MDF cremation coffin is a legal requirement in NSW. 

Cremation Certificates   $300.00

There are two cremation certificates – the Cremation Risk Advice, and, the Medical Referee’s Cremation Permit. 

Death Certificate   $60.00

As issued by The Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages. 

Cremation Fee   $409.09

Paid to the crematorium for the cremation.  

Sub-Total   $1,655.32

Picaluna Service Fee 35%   $579.36

Picaluna sources everything for you at wholesale rates, then applies a 35% Service Fee to the wholesale cost of the funeral. 

Sub-Total   $2,234.68

GST   $223.47

Total including GST   $2,458.15

Cremation with a Funeral Service

A Cremation with a service, can either have the coffin present with the cremation taking place following the funeral service, or, the cremation can take place first, followed by a memorial service at a later date. With both options, the ashes are delivered to the family following the cremation taking place.
 

Transfer  $313.50

Transfer is the transferring of the deceased from the place of death to the mortuary. This price is for a weekday transfer; weekend rates apply for transfers on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.   

Mortuary Care (4 x nights’ stay)   $380.00

Mortuary care includes nightly storage at $50 per night, preparation of the deceased starting from $168.18, and a coffin name plate at $11.82. The deceased’s stay at the mortuary can vary from one night, through to many weeks, depending upon the individual circumstance. 

Funeral Arranging   $1,240.00

Funeral arranging entails organising the transfer, meeting with the family to complete documentation, coordinating with external suppliers, registering the death with The Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, conducting the funeral on the day, delivering the ashes back to the family. 
  

Celebrant   $900.00

A professional celebrant is an integral part of the funeral process. They will meet the family, learn the story of the deceased, their life and loves; then craft a personalised funeral ceremony, delivered on the day. This typically takes 10-12 hours’ work. This helps the family and the community to honour and celebrate their person, mourn their death so they can heal and rejuvenate.   

Coffin   $450.00

Price for a Richmond standard MDF coffin; prices vary depending on choice of make and model, starting from $160 for a Daisy Box, environmentally friendly cardboard coffin.   

Hearse  $600.00

Your choice of a range of hearses from vintage Mercedes to modern models.   

Cremation Certificates   $300.00

There are two cremation certificates – the Cremation Risk Advice, and, the Medical Referee’s Cremation Permit.  
 

Death Certificate   $60.00

As issued by The Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages. 
  

Funeral Service Venue cost   $500.00

This cost is the minimum that one could expect to pay for a Service Venue. Service Venues can vary greatly, from a Surf Club, a Community Centre, a Park, a Family home, a place of worship, through to a Crematorium chapel.   

Funeral Staff  $140.00

Funeral staff numbers on the day, vary depending on the needs of the venue, as well as forecast attendance. Price is for one staff member for 2 hours. 

Cremation Fee  $409.09

Paid to the crematorium for the cremation.  

Sub-Total  $5,292.59

Picaluna Service Fee 35%   $1,852.41

Picaluna sources everything for you at wholesale rates, then applies a 35% Service Fee to the wholesale cost of the funeral.

Sub-Total  $7.145.00

GST   $714.500

Total including GST – $7,859.5 

Burial with a Funeral Service

A Burial with a service, can be a funeral service followed by the burial graveside service, or, the graveside service can take place first, followed by a memorial service at a later date. 

 

Transfer  $313.50

Transfer is the transferring of the deceased from the place of death to the mortuary. This price is for a weekday transfer; weekend rates apply for transfers on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. 

Mortuary Care (4 x nights’ stay)   $380.00

Mortuary care includes nightly storage at $50 per night, preparation of the deceased starting from $168.18, and a coffin name plate at $11.82. The deceased’s stay at the mortuary can vary from one night, through to many weeks, depending upon the individual circumstance.
  

Funeral Arranging   $1,240.00

Funeral arranging entails organising the transfer, meeting with the family to complete documentation, coordinating with external suppliers, registering the death with The Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, and conducting the funeral on the day.  

Celebrant   $900.00

A professional celebrant is an integral part of the funeral process. They will meet the family, learn the story of the deceased, their life and loves; then craft a personalised funeral ceremony, delivered on the day. This typically takes 10-12 hours’ work. This helps the family and the community to honour and celebrate their person, mourn their death so they can heal and rejuvenate.  

Coffin   $450.00

Price for a Richmond standard MDF coffin; prices vary depending on choice of make and model, starting from $160 for a Daisy Box, environmentally friendly cardboard coffin.  

Hearse   $600.00

Your choice of a range of hearses from vintage Mercedes to modern models.  

Death Certificate   $60.00

As issued by The Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages.  

Funeral Service Venue cost   $500.00

This cost is the minimum one could expect to pay for a Service Venue. Service Venues can vary greatly, from a Surf Club, a Community Centre, a Park, a Family home, a place of worship, through to a Crematorium chapel.
  

Funeral Staff   $140.00

Funeral staff numbers on the day, vary depending on the needs of the venue, as well as forecast attendance. Price is for one staff member for 2 hours.  

Burial Fee  $1,500.00

This cost is the minimum one could expect to pay for opening and closing of the grave. Often this is paid directly to the cemetery by the family.
 

Sub-Total  $6,083.50

Picaluna Service Fee 35%   $2,129.23

Picaluna sources everything for you at wholesale rates, then applies a 35% Service Fee to the wholesale cost of the funeral.

Sub-Total   $8,212.73

GST   $821.27

Total including GST   $9,034.00

Important Considerations

(all prices are excluding GST) 

Flowers  – From $400

Can include a coffin splash, floral arrangements, single stem flowers, floral tributes such as wreaths etc.   

Order of Service booklets – From $250 to $400

These can be black and white or colour, multiple pages. 

Photo & Video Slideshow – From $300 to $600

Photo tribute slideshows and music are important parts of a funeral ceremony. Our professional Designers will curate all the photos, videos and music and build a beautiful presentation for playing on the day. 

Live Webcasting –  From $900 to $1,600

Some venues supply a live webcasting service as part of the venue hire fee. For venues that don’t, Picaluna has a range of professional webcasting companies to choose from. 

Newspaper Notices – From $150

Can be either a Funeral or Death notice, both digital and print. Can be submitted to newspapers of the family’s choice. 

Religious Ceremony Clergy – Typically $300

In the instance of a religious ceremony, Clergy would replace the Celebrant.  

 

Catering – Prices vary on a per-head basis.

Some venues have in-house caterers.

For venues that don’t, Picaluna has a range of professional catering companies to choose from. 

Burial Plot – From $5,000 to $35,000

Generally the family deals directly with the cemetery when purchasing the burial plot. 

Urns – From $60 to $1,000

Picaluna has a range of urn suppliers to choose from.

Viewing – From $559

This entails one night’s stay at the mortuary, basic preparation of the body, Viewing Room hire, and an additional transfer fee from the mortuary to the crematorium. 

Cooling Bed Hire – $130 set up then $100 per night

A refrigerated cooling plate to lay underneath the deceased, keeping them cool for a home vigil. 

End of Life Doula – Hourly rate depending upon circumstances

Someone to provide emotional, social and spiritual support to the dying, and to those around them. They help open up the conversation about death and loss and on a more practical level, they will provide company if/when the family needs to take breaks or help set up a community support system

Flowers  – From $400

Can include a coffin splash, floral arrangements, single stem flowers, floral tributes such as wreaths etc.
   

Order of Service booklets – From $250 to $400

These can be black and white or colour, multiple pages. 

Photo & Video Slideshow – From $300 to $600

Photo tribute slideshows and music are important parts of a funeral ceremony. Our professional Designers will curate all the photos, videos and music and build a beautiful presentation for playing on the day. 

Live Webcasting –  From $900 to $1,600

Some venues supply a live webcasting service as part of the venue hire fee. For venues that don’t, Picaluna has a range of professional webcasting companies to choose from. 

Newspaper Notices – From $150

Can be either a Funeral or Death notice, both digital and print. Can be submitted to newspapers of the family’s choice. 

Religious Ceremony Clergy – Typically $300

In the instance of a religious ceremony, Clergy would replace the Celebrant. 
 

Catering – Prices vary on a per-head basis.

Some venues have in-house caterers.

For venues that don’t, Picaluna has a range of professional catering companies to choose from. 

Burial Plot – From $5,000 to $35,000

Generally the family deals directly with the cemetery when purchasing the burial plot. 

Urns – From $60 to $1,000

Picaluna has a range of urn suppliers to choose from.

Viewing – From $559

This entails one night’s stay at the mortuary, basic preparation of the body, Viewing Room hire, and an additional transfer fee from the mortuary to the crematorium. 

Cooling Bed Hire – $130 set up then $100 per night

A refrigerated cooling plate to lay underneath the deceased, keeping them cool for a home vigil. 

End of Life Doula – Hourly rate depending upon circumstances

Someone to provide emotional, social and spiritual support to the dying, and to those around them. They help open up the conversation about death and loss and on a more practical level, they will provide company if/when the family needs to take breaks or help set up a community support system

We use external suppliers for mortuary services: Mortuary Support Services – owned and managed by Suzanne Stricker – 50/5 Inglewood Place, Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153.

And Independent Mortuary Services – owned by PSA and operated by Tania Wilson – 1/5 Joule Pl, Tuggerah NSW 2259

We use an external supplier for Cremation services: Australian Cremation Services Pty Ltd – owned and managed by Wayne Wucsko – 12 Maxim Place ST MARYS NSW 2760