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Sydney
Call (02) 9119 9010

Central Coast to Newcastle
Call (02) 4300 3023

Greater Illawarra Region
Call (02) 9119 9010

Melbourne
Call (03) 9933 4680

Mornington Peninsula
Call (03) 5910 4500

Canberra and Region
Call (02) 5119 3677

Greater Illawarra Region

Funeral Directors in Greater Illawarra Region

Serving the Greater Illawarra and Southern Highlands regions of NSW – covering Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, Bowral, Mittagong and Moss Vale.

Looking for a funeral service in Greater Illawarra Region that is affordable, yet personalised and meaningful?

A funeral is a significant occasion – a time where people gather together to remember, reflect and look for comfort and hope. With Salvos Funerals, you can be rest assured that we’ll look after your loved one with the utmost respect, dignity and care.

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We offer a range of affordable options and arrangements to suit your budget and needs, such as:

  • Funerals (burial or cremation) with the coffin present at a cemetery chapel, church, reception venue or other location
  • Direct cremations with no funeral service (viewing and witness cremation options also available)
  • Personalised funerals, ranging from a simple service or something bespoke, that can be held at a church, chapel or another location, with the option to have a burial or cremation afterwards
  • Prepaid services where you or your loved ones can plan and pre-pay for a funeral (with the option to pay over a three-year period)
  • Repatriations of your loved one, either in a coffin or their cremated remains

The dedicated and experienced team of funeral directors at Salvos Funerals can help you choose a service or arrangement that meets your needs and ensures your loved ones receive the farewell they deserve.

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We can meet you in person, call you or arrange an online meeting – whatever suits you best. Please call our Greater Illawarra service on (02) 9119 9010 to make an appointment.

A member of our team can also see you at one of our Salvation Army locations across Greater Illawarra, in the comfort of your own home or at a location most convenient to you.

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Lachlan Walker | Operations Manager, Sydney/Illawarra Region

Lachlan has been in the funeral industry for more than 4 years. He and his family have been involved with serving The Salvation Army in various roles, for more than 50 years.Lachlan has lived and worked in the Illawarra Region for over 30 years.“I love that we’re able to help people in need, often at times during the most vulnerable point in their lives”.

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  • Marie

    “My family and I want to specially Thank you for everything you did on our son’s funeral. You’re such and amazing person and we want you to know that we appreciate you from the bottom of our hearts greatly. May God Almighty reward you abundantly. Thank you so much!”

Services that suit you

Below are estimates and examples for your consideration. If you would prefer a tailored quote, please contact us and we can discuss your needs further.

As per NSW Fair Trading requirements, we also provide a Funeral Information Standard with our prices.

If you would like to review our catalogue and price list of coffins and caskets, please visit our pricing page.

Greater Illawarra 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   $1,116
    Disbursements Charged at cost or a reasonable estimate of cost  
    Transfer into our care   $300
    Death certificate from Births Deaths and Marriages $60
    Direct cremation coffin   $150
    Doctors' cremation documents not normally applicable when the Coroner is involved $284
    Direct cremation includes making arrangements with the family and the team's involvement in organising the cremation and delivery of the ashes. $535
    Cremation urns (optional from $85) -
    Pre-paid administration fee (if applicable - $242)  

    TOTAL

    Indicative cost

    $2,445

      Note: If you would like to see your loved one before a direct cremation, we can arrange a small private gathering at a lower cost than a conventional funeral.  
  • 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. $2,780
    Coffin (Richmond model - standard size)

    ideal for funeral service - see full range here

    $795
         
    Disbursements Charged at cost or a reasonable estimate of cost  
    Transfer into our care   $300
    Care facility storage   $220
    Preparation at care facility   $223
    Certified Death Certificate from Births Deaths and Marriages $60
    Doctors' cremation documents not normally applicable when the Coroner is involved $284
    Crematorium chapel hire and cremation Price depends on the location chosen - indicative cost only $1,250
    Early delivery and coffin in place

    At crematorium chapel (See 'Early Delivery & Coffin In Place' below)

    $175
    Pre-paid administration fee (if applicable - $242)  

    TOTAL

    Indicative cost (for crematorium chapel)*Alternative costs apply for church or other location - see table below

    $6,087

         

    Alternative Costs (if required)

       

    Cremation

    After a service at a church or other location.
    (alternative cost applies for crematorium chapel - see above)
    $535
    Hearse and driver Required for service at a church or other location.

    $580

    Additional Costs (If required)  

     

    Memorial books and recorded music No charge

    -

    Clergy/Celebrant Optional - average fee:

    $350

    Floral tribute Optional - from...

    $330

    Order of service booklets Optional - from...

    $245

    Visual/Photo tribute Photos to be supplied by family;
    Music to be chosen by family;
    Visual/photo presentation for service put together by Salvos Funerals

    $150

    Livestreaming of service (+ Recording) This is for a professional livestream and recording with access to an edited version (with link provided).
    (Livestreaming offered is dependent on access to networks).
    NB. Not required at crematorium chapel.

    At cost

    Special Urn/Scattering Tube Various options from...

    $85

       

     

    Additional Notes  

     

     

    Early Delivery & Coffin In Place:

    Families wanting a funeral at a crematorium but looking to minimise the cost can choose to have the “coffin in place” prior to the service starting. Please speak to your Arranger for further informaion.

     
     

    Memorial Service:

    If you would like us to assist with a memorial service (where no coffin is present), we can arrange this at a reduced cost than the pricing listed above.

    If this option is of interest, please contact us for further information.

     
     

    Service within a church premises:

    If a funeral takes place in a church building, a donation to the church may be requested for use of the premises. This is in addition to the donation for the person officiating.

     
  • 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. $2,780
    Coffin (Richmond model - standard size)

    ideal for funeral service - see full range here

    $795
         
    Disbursements Charged at cost or a reasonable estimate of cost  
    Transfer into our care   $300
    Care facility storage   $220
    Preparation at care facility See note below (above-ground burial fees) for interment in crypt or mausoleum $223
    Certified Death Certificate from Births Deaths and Marriages $60
    Hearse and driver   $580
    Interment / grave-digging Prices will vary depending on location (See 'Choosing A Cemetery' below).  
    Burial plot / grave Prices will vary depending on location (See 'Choosing A Cemetery' below).  
    Pre-paid administration fee (if applicable - $242)  

    TOTAL

    Indicative cost

    $4,958

         
    Additional Costs (If required)  

     

    Memorial books and recorded music No charge

    -

    Clergy/Celebrant Optional - average fee:

    $350

    Floral tribute Optional - from...

    $330

    Order of service booklets Optional - from...

    $245

    Visual/Photo tribute Photos to be supplied by family;
    Music to be chosen by family;
    Visual/photo presentation for service put together by Salvos Funerals

    $150

    Livestreaming of service (+ Recording) This is for a professional livestream and recording with access to an edited version (with link provided).
    (Livestreaming offered is dependent on access to networks).
    NB. Not required at crematorium chapel.

    At cost

       

     

    Additional Notes  

     

     

    Choosing A Cemetery:

    When finding a cemetery, families tend to choose one that is close to where they live. Council-owned cemeteries and cemeteries outside of Sydney tend to be the least expensive option.

     
     

    Payment of cemetery fees:

    Interment / grave-digging and burial plot are payable to the cemetery directly by the family.

     
     

    Service within a church premises:

    If a funeral takes place in a church building, a donation to the church may be requested for use of the premises. This is in addition to the donation for the person officiating.

     
     

    Above-ground burial fees:

    When interment is in a family crypt or mausoleum, there are specific additional fees that apply.

    Whilst a Richmond coffin can be used, a solid hardwood timber coffin such as a Sienna coffin is recommended for a greater assurance of longevity - see our coffin and casket catalogue here. Cemetery fees vary significantly.