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Funeral Services in Sydney

Salvos Funerals offers a range of affordable options to suit your budget and needs. There are different types of arrangements you can choose from.

One is a direct cremation where nobody is in attendance. A memorial service could be arranged later, perhaps with the ashes present.

The other options are different kinds of funerals. A funeral is where the coffin is present in the ceremony.

A basic funeral and cremation is available in Smeaton Grange, next to Narellan, and in Tuggerah. It is for up to eight people only.

A personalised funeral might be a simple service or something more unique. It might take place in a church, chapel or other location and could be followed by either a burial or cremation.

Below are estimates and examples for your consideration. If you would prefer a tailored quote, please contact us and we can discuss this further. We are also required by NSW Fair Trading to provide a Funeral Information Standard with our prices. If you would like to review our catalogue and price list of coffins and caskets, please click here.

  • 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 team member's involvement leading up to the funeral and on the day. $1,520
    Disbursements Charged at cost or a reasonable estimate of cost  
    Small chapel for up to 8 people $50
    Transfer into our care   $300
    Care facility storage and basic preparation   $300
    Certified death certificate   $60
    Doctors' cremation documents not normally applicable when the Coroner is involved $284
    Clergy/ Celebrant optional - average fee $350 -
    Economy Coffin   $230
    Flowers optional -
    Viewing optional - no charge -
    Live Streaming of Service optional - no charge -
    Direct cremation after the funeral $535
    Cremation urn optional from $85 -
    Pre-paid administration fee (if applicable - $242)  

    TOTAL

    Indicative cost

    $3,279

  • 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. $2,750
    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 -
         
    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   $60
    Doctors' cremation documents not normally applicable when the Coroner is involved $284
    Clergy/ Celebrant optional - average fee $350  
    Floral tribute optional - from $330  
    Order of service booklets optional - from $245  

    A. Crematorium chapel hire and cremation

    (select a single option from A or B – not both)

    price depends on the location chosen - indicative cost only $1,250

    B. Direct cremation

    (select a single option from A or B – not both)

    after a service at a church or place of worship $535

    C. Early delivery and coffin in place

    (select a single option from C or D -  not both)

    at crematorium chapel $175

    D. Hearse and driver

    (select a single option from C or D – not both)

      $580
    Pre-paid administration fee (if applicable - $242)  

    TOTAL crematorium chapel

    Early delivery/coffin in place

    Indicative cost

    $6,007

    TOTAL church or place of worship

    Indicative cost

    $5,697

      Note 1: If you would like to arrange a funeral and cremation for a small number of people (normally up to six people), we can arrange one at a lower cost than a conventional funeral in certain locations. Alternatively, if you would like us to assist with a memorial service (where no coffin is present), we can also do so at a reduced cost than the pricing listed above. If either of these options is of interest, please contact us to find out more.  
      Note 2: 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. Transport is by van from the mortuary/holding room to crematorium. For operational reasons, it may be that the coffin is transported with other coffins at the same time. The coffin is delivered discreetly to the crematorium and kept in a holding area. Prior to the start of the service, the coffin is put in place in the chapel.  
      Note 3: if a funeral takes place in a Catholic church building, some ask for a donation to the church starting from $200. This is in addition to the donation for the priest.  
  • 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. $2,750
    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 -
         
    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 4 for interment in crypt or mausoleum $223
    Certified death certificate from Births Deaths and Marriages $60
    Clergy/ Celebrant optional - average fee $350 -
    Floral tribute optional - from $330 -
    Order of service booklets optional - from $245 -
    Hearse and driver   $580
    Interment / grave-digging prices vary mostly from $940 to $3,200  
    Burial plot / grave prices vary mostly from $1,360 to $15,000  
      Please note: cemetery fees depend on cemetery/section in cemetery and whether the interment is below or above ground. Salvos Funerals can provide advice on the options. See Note 1.  
    Pre-paid administration fee (if applicable - $242)  

    TOTAL

    Indicative cost

    $4,878

      Note 1: 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. The average interment cost for most major cemeteries in Sydney is $2,770, Central Coast is $1,310 and Newcastle and Lake Macquarie is $1,660.  
      Note 2: Interment / grave-digging and burial plot are payable to the cemetery directly by the family.  
      Note 3: if a funeral takes place in a Catholic church building, some ask for a donation to the church starting from $200. This is in addition to the donation for the priest.  
      Note 4: 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.