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Melbourne
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Canberra and Region
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Canberra and region

Funeral Services in Canberra and Queanbeyan

Looking for a funeral service in Canberra that is affordable, yet personalised and meaningful? With various options for funerals, cremations and memorial services, the dedicated and experienced funeral directors and staff at Salvos Funerals can help you choose a service or arrangement that’s right, and ensure your loved ones receive the farewell they deserve.

With the flexibility of an online portal or calling us to arrange services that fit your circumstances best, Salvos Funerals is here to help you when you need it.

Send Enquiry Call us - (02) 5119 3677

Funerals Canberra

Salvos Funerals is here to support you. How can we help? Whether you have a current need or you are planning for the future, there are different options

Direct Cremation in Canberra or Queanbeyan

We offer a simple and affordable direct cremation in Canberra for $2,395. A memorial service can also be held afterwards, without the need for a funeral.

You can contact us at anytime on (02) 5119 3677 or send an enquiry with any questions you might have or if you would like to proceed. Alternatively, if a loved one has passed away, you may wish to start the process by clicking the “Arrange online” button below.

Arrange online

Funeral in Canberra or Queanbeyan

Planning a funeral is a valuable opportunity to share stories, care for one another and involve close friends and family. Salvos Funerals can help you choose a service to suit your individual needs and wishes. We can help you if you are planning a church funeral, a simple service, cultural and religious ceremony or an alternative type of arrangement. Some families wanting to arrange a cremation, choose to have a service at Norwood Park or at a church or other location, prior to the cremation. A family wanting to arrange a burial might do so at Gungahlin Cemetery, Woden Cemetery, Queanbeyan Lawn Cemetery and Memorial Gardens or other cemetery in the region. See our prices below

To make arrangements or if you have any questions, call us on (02) 5119 3677 or send an enquiry.

  • Rev. M R Schiavone

    “All funeral services advertise that they are there to provide care and support but I found that this company genuinely reflected this in the provision of their service.”

Why the salvos

Why the Salvos?

In less than twelve months in Canberra, Salvos Funerals has cared for dozens of families. In July 2022, we were invited to appear in a report on the sector on ABC News ACT.  

Salvos Funerals is a trusted not-for-profit service owned and operated by The Salvation Army, who has been helping those most in need for over 150 yearsYour decision to use Salvos Funerals will support the Salvos’ valuable work in the community – making you part of a long-lasting legacy of care for others.  

Marc Allison, co-founder of Salvos Funerals, is experienced in delivering care and passionate about looking after families in the region. He manages the local operations. His previous experience includes director of Norwood Park and a local funeral business.   

Major Norm being interviewed by ABC News ACT.

Major Norm Beckett, Salvos Funerals Representative, works with Marc in the region. Norm has been a Salvation Army Officer for more than 44 years.  He has served in Australia as a Corps Officer and Area Officer, and in Latvia and Taiwan in education and training for The Salvation Army. He and his wife, Major Isabel, have long been active in Rotary in different clubs around Australia and were honoured in 2022 as Paul Harris Fellows. Norm has a Masters in Theology from the Sydney College of Divinity.

How it works

You can call us 24/7 on (02) 5119 3677 if have lost a loved one or would like to plan for the future.

As required, we can then bring your loved one into our care and arrange the services requested.

With a direct cremation, after contacting us, you can organise everything you need online. The ashes are returned in a standard urn of your choosing.

For a funeral, we make arrangements by phone and online. Salvos Funerals staff would be present on the day of the service.

How it works

Canberra and Region Pricing

  • Description

    Notes

    Price (incl. GST)

    Our fees This covers the cost of operating Salvos Funerals and our contribution back to the work of The Salvation Army.  
    Professional fee   $1,037
    Required third party costs Charged at cost or a reasonable estimate of cost  
    Transfer into our care (to Sydney)   $495
    Doctors' cremation document not normally applicable when the Coroner is involved $110
    Direct cremation coffin   $150
    Direct cremation in Sydney as this is more than $500 less than Canberra $535
    Certified death certificate from Births Deaths and Marriages $68
    Pre-paid administration fee (if applicable - $242)  

    TOTAL

    Indicative cost

    $2,395

  • Description

    Notes

    Price (incl. GST)

    Our fees This covers the cost of operating Salvos Funerals and our contribution back to the work of The Salvation Army.  
    Professional fee Includes arranging and conducting of a funeral service and the team's involvement leading up to the funeral and on the day. $2,400
    Coffin (Richmond model - standard size)

    ideal for funeral service - see full range here

    $745
    Visual Tribute optional at $150  
    Memorial books and recorded music No charge  
         
    Required third party costs Charged at cost or a reasonable estimate of cost  
    Transfer into our care (to Sydney)   $495
    Care facility storage (in Sydney)   $220
    Preparation at care facility   $235
    Certified Death Certificate from Births Deaths and Marriages $68
    Doctors' cremation documents not normally applicable when the Coroner is involved $110
         
    Optional third party costs May be arranged by Salvos Funerals or directly by families  
    Clergy, civil celebrant or Salvos Officer $350 donation/payment  
    Floral tribute from $330 for a small casket cover  
    Order of service booklets from $303 for 50 copies designed, printed and delivered  
         
    Funeral at church or other location, followed by unattended cremation    
    Church or location hire the church may expect a donation  
    Hearse   $950
    Unattended cremation in Sydney (option A) with ashes delivered in person to Canberra $535
    Unattended cremation in Canberra (option B) at Gungahlin Crematorium $1,074
    Pre-paid administration fee (if applicable - $242)  

    TOTAL (option A)

    starting from

    $5,758

    TOTAL (option B)

    starting from

    $6,297

         

    Funeral and cremation at Norwood Park

       

    Chapel hire and cremation

    livestream is as an optional extra $60 $1,450
    Early delivery (option A) coffin would be in place before the service starts

    $495

    Hearse and driver (option B) if family is to carry the coffin into the chapel

    $950

    Pre-paid administration fee (if applicable is $242)

     

    TOTAL (option A)

    starting from

    $6,218

    TOTAL (option B)

    starting from

    $6,673

  • Description

    Notes

    Price (incl. GST)

    Our fees This covers the cost of operating Salvos Funerals and our contribution back to the work of The Salvation Army.  
    Professional fee Includes arranging and conducting of a funeral service and the team's involvement leading up to the funeral and on the day. $2,400
    Coffin (Richmond model - standard size)

    ideal for funeral service - see full range here

    $745
    Visual Tribute

    optional at $150

     
    Memorial books and recorded music

    No charge

     
         
    Required third party costs Charged at cost or a reasonable estimate of cost  
    Transfer into our care (to Sydney)   $495
    Care facility storage (in Sydney)   $220
    Preparation at care facility See note below (above-ground burial fees) for interment in crypt or mausoleum $235
    Certified Death Certificate from Births Deaths and Marriages $68
         
    Optional third party costs May be arranged by Salvos Funerals or directly by families $580
    Clergy, civil celebrant or Salvos Officer $350 donation/payment  
    Floral tribute from $330 for a small casket cover  
    Order of service booklets from $303 for 50 copies designed, printed and delivered  
         
    Funeral at church or other location, followed by burial    
    Church or location hire the church may expect a donation  
    Hearse   $950
    Cemetery fees depends on the section and cemetery  
    Pre-paid administration fee (if applicable - $242)  

    TOTAL

    excluding cemetery fees, starts from

    $5,113

         
    Funeral at Norwood Park chapel, followed by burial  

     

    Chapel hire livestream is as an optional extra $60

    $583

    Hearse and driver if family is to carry the coffin into the chapel

    $950

    Cemetery fees depends on the section and cemetery

     

    Pre-paid administration fee (if applicable - $242)

     

    TOTAL

    excluding cemetery fees, starts from

    $5,696