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Sydney
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Central Coast to Newcastle
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Melbourne
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Mornington Peninsula
Call (03) 5910 4500

Canberra and Region
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Melbourne

Funeral Services in Melbourne

Looking for a funeral service in Melbourne that is affordable, yet personalised and meaningful?

A funeral or memorial service is a significant occasion. It is a time where people gather to remember and look for comfort and hope. Whatever you might have in mind for the arrangement, Salvos Funerals is here to support you.

We have various options for:

  • 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 & witness cremation options available)
  • Prepaid Services (with the option to pay over a three-year period)
  • Memorial services – with or without the cremated remains of your loved one
  • Repatriations – of your loved one, either in a coffin or their cremated remains

The dedicated and experienced funeral directors and staff at Salvos Funerals can help you choose a service or arrangement that is right, and ensure your loved one receives the farewell they deserve.

Where we can meet you

We can make arrangements to meet with you in person, or by phone and online. Please call Melbourne (03) 9933 4680 to make an appointment.

A member of our team can see you at one of our Salvation Army locations across greater Melbourne, in the comfort of your own home or at a location most convenient to you and your family

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Megan Maxfield | Operations Manager, Melbourne/Mornington Peninsula

Megan has spent most of her career journeying with people through life’s challenging circumstances, with her previous role being a Chaplain within the Court & Prison system."I am truly humbled to be serving families within Salvos Funerals. Supporting people within their grief is an honour that I never take for granted. It is when I am at my best".

  • Debbie G.

    “I wish to send a big thank you to Megan and the staff at Salvos Funerals for the care and support in making a truly great send off for my brother. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending Salvos Funerals to my family and friends. Thank you again.”

A service to 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. You can also review our catalogue and price list of coffins and caskets below:

Coffins and Caskets

  • 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. $2,569
    Coffin (Richmond model - standard size)

    ideal for funeral service - see full range here

    $745
         
    Disbursements Charged at cost or a reasonable estimate of cost  
    Transfer into our care   $295
    Care facility storage no charge for first week  
    Preparation at care facility   $250
    Certified Death Certificate from Births Deaths and Marriages $62
    Cremation Based on crematorium & time of day $940
    Doctors' cremation documents not normally applicable if Coroner involved $95
    Hearse and driver   $440
    Pre-paid administration fee (if applicable - $242)  

    TOTAL

    Indicative cost

    $5,396

         

    Additional Costs (if required)

       

    Memorial books and recorded music

    no charge -
    Cemetery/Chapel Hire Depending on location from...

    $385

    Clergy/Celebrant Optional - average fee $350

    At cost

    Civil Celebrant From...

    $605

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

    $150

    Floral tribute Optional

    At cost

    Order of service booklets Optional (bookmarks & postcards also available)

    At cost

    Recording of service (+ livestream) This is for a professional recording with access to an edited version within 24 hours of the recording (with link provided). Free livestreaming offered is dependent on access to networks.NB. Not required at crematorium chapel.From….

    $550

    Special Urn/Scattering Tube Various options from...

    $85

       

     

    Additional Notes  

     

     

    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. $2,569
    Coffin (Richmond model - standard size)

    ideal for funeral service - see full range here

    $745
         
    Disbursements Charged at cost or a reasonable estimate of cost  
    Transfer into our care   $295
    Care facility storage no charge for first week  
    Preparation at care facility   $250
    Certified Death Certificate from Births Deaths and Marriages $62
    Hearse and driver - $440
    Interment / grave-digging prices start from $1,350 -
    Burial plot / grave prices vary significantly -
     

    There are a number of variables that affect the cemetery fees. These include which cemetery and section of the same has been chosen and whether the interment is above or below ground. Salvos Funerals can provide advice on the option.

    See information below for further details.

     
    Pre-paid administration fee

    (if applicable - $242)

     

    TOTAL

    excluding cemetery costs

    Indicative cost

    $4,361

     

     

     

    Additional Costs (if required)

     

     

    Memorial books and recorded music

    no charge

    -

    Cemetery/Chapel Hire

    Depending on location from...

    $385

    Clergy/Celebrant

    Optional - average fee $350

    At cost

    Civil Celebrant

    From...

    $605

    Visual tribute

    Photos to be supplied by family;
    Music to be chosen by family;
    Visual presentation for service put together by Salvos Funerals staff

    $150

    Floral tribute

    Optional

    At cost

    Order of service booklets

    Optional (bookmarks & postcards also available)

    At cost

    Recording of service (+ livestream)

    This is for a professional recording with access to an edited version within 24 hours of the recording (with link provided). Free livestreaming offered is dependent on access to networks.NB. Not required at crematorium chapel.From….

    $550

     

     

     

    Additional Notes

     

     

     

    Payment of cemetery fees

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

     
     

    Service venue fees

    The service venue is usually included in a donation to the clergy if the service occurs at a church. If a service is held at a graveside, there is no charge for the venue. Cemetery chapels are charged at cost.

     
     

    Above-ground burial fees

    When interment is in a family crypt or mausoleum, there are additional charges for embalming, zinc liner and sealing. 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. Cemetery fees vary significantly.

     
  • 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   $850
         
    Disbursements Charged at cost or a reasonable estimate of cost  
    Transfer into our Care & Crematorium   $405
    Care facility storage No charge for first week   
    Preparation for Cremation   $100
    Certified Death Certificate from Births Deaths and Marriages $62
    Direct Cremation Coffin   $187
    Doctors' Cremation Documents   $95
    Cremation Based on crematorium & time of day $890
    Special Urn/Scattering Tube (optional from $85)  

    TOTAL

     

    $2,589

    Additional Notes

       

     

    Viewing

    If you would like to see your loved one before a direct cremation, we can arrange a small private gathering. Please see pricing for 'Direct Cremation with Viewing' for more details.

     
  • Description

    Notes

    Price (incl. GST)

     Viewing: Provides you with the opportunity to spend time your loved one at our Family Care Centre (other locations available).  
    Our fees This covers the cost of operating Salvos Funerals and our contribution back to the work of The Salvation Army.  
    Professional fee Subject to change (depending on location) $1,020
         
    Disbursements Charged at cost or a reasonable estimate of cost  
    Transfer into our Care & Crematorium   $405
    Care facility storage No charge for first week   
    Preparation at care facility   $250
    Certified Death Certificate from Births Deaths and Marriages $62
    Direct Cremation Coffin (with lace for viewing)subject to change - depending on location $250
    Doctors' Cremation Documents not normally applicable if Coroner involved $95
    Preparation for cremation   $100
    Cremation Based on crematorium & time of day $890
    Viewing at Family Care Centre (Business Hours) $250
    Special Urn/Scattering Tube (optional from $85)  

    TOTAL

     

    $3,322

  • Description

    Notes

    Price (incl. GST)

     Witness Cremation: Provides you with the opportunity to witness the cremation of your loved one at either Bunurong or Springvale cemetery (other cemetery options available).  
    Our fees This covers the cost of operating Salvos Funerals and our contribution back to the work of The Salvation Army.  
    Professional fee   $1,020
         
    Disbursements Charged at cost or a reasonable estimate of cost  
    Transfer into our Care & Crematorium   $405
    Care facility storage No charge for first week   
    Certified Death Certificate from Births Deaths and Marriages $62
    Direct Cremation Coffin   $187
    Doctors' Cremation Documents not normally applicable if Coroner involved $95
    Preparation for cremation   $100
    Cremation Based on crematorium & time of day $1,000
    Witness Cremation at Cemetery Bunurong or Springvale (other cemetery options available) $295
    Special Urn/Scattering Tube (optional from $85)  

    TOTAL

     

    $3,164