Cremation with a Funeral Service
Prices & Information as at June 2023
(all prices are including GST)
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 – $350.00
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 – $460.00
Mortuary care includes nightly storage at $60 per night, preparation of the deceased starting from $200, and a coffin name plate at $20. The deceased’s stay at the mortuary can vary from one night, through to many weeks, depending upon the individual circumstance.
Funeral Arranging – $1,354.00
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 – $990.00
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 – $495.00
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 – $660.00
Your choice of a range of hearses from vintage Mercedes to modern models.
Cremation Certificates – $330.00
There are two cremation certificates – the Cremation Risk Advice, and, the Medical Referee’s Cremation Permit.
Death Certificate – $66.00
As issued by The Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages.
Funeral Service Venue cost – $550.00
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, or a place of worship, through to a Crematorium chapel.
Funeral Staff – $154.00
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 – $545.09
Paid to the crematorium for the cremation.
Sub-Total – $5,954.00
Picaluna Service Fee 35% – $2,087.40
Picaluna sources everything for you at wholesale rates, then applies a 35% Service Fee to the wholesale cost of the funeral.
Total including GST – $8,051,40