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Salvos Funerals offers a range of affordable funeral options to suit your budget and needs. 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   $270
    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. $515
    Special urn (optional from $85) -
    Pre-paid administration fee (if applicable - $242)  

    TOTAL

     

    $2,395

      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. 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.  
  • 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. $2,719
    Coffin (Richmond model - standard size) ideal for funeral service - see full range here $695
    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   $302
    Care facility storage   $330
    Preparation at care facility   $235
    Certified death certificate from Births Deaths and Marriages $60
    Doctors' cremation documents not normally applicable when the Coroner is involved $284
    Clergy/ Celebrant optional - average fee $350 -
    Floral tribute optional - from $275 -
    Order of service booklets optional - from $245 -
    Crematorium chapel hire and cremation price depends on location and can be up to $1,345 $1,078
    Direct cremation after a service at a church or place of worship $515
    Early delivery and coffin in place at crematorium chapel $230
    Hearse and driver   $440
    Pre-paid administration fee (if applicable - $242)  

    TOTAL crematorium chapel

    Early delivery/coffin in place

    $5,933

    TOTAL church or place of worship

     

    $5,580

      Note 1: If you would like arrange a funeral and cremation for a small number people (normally up six people), we can arrange one at 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. $2,719
    Coffin (Richmond model - standard size) ideal for funeral service - see full range here $695
    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   $302
    Care facility storage   $330
    Preparation at care Facility See note 7 for interment in crypt or mausoleum $235
    Certified death certificate from Births Deaths and Marriages $60
    Clergy/ Celebrant optional - average fee $350 -
    Floral tribute optional - from $275 -
    Order of service booklets optional - from $245 -
    Hearse and driver Central Coast, Lake Macquarie and Newcastle $440
    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

     

    $4,781

      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 additional charges coming to at least $1,250. That includes embalming ($350) and the zinc liner and sealing ($880). 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.