Arranging & Fees

From your phone call we start organising your loved ones’ farewell. No matter where the death occurs whether at home, in hospital, in a nursing home, care facility or anywhere, distance doesn’t matter, we will help with all necessary arrangements without any fuss. Our aim is to give the very best advice and help we can to assist you to make the right choices. We make contact and liaise with Clergy and Celebrants, Churches or organisations. Attend to all bookings and lawful requirements for crematoriums and cemeteries, newspapers and advertising. We stay in contact with you. Our years of experience and knowledge allow us to understand the demands on families following a death. It is our role to carefully deal with and organise things on your behalf so you can be where you are needed most.

  • We explain options, give advice and outline expenses to you prior to any decisions you need to make.
  • We have a strong work ethic.
  • Our Funeral Hardware is purchased from Australian based Businesses.
  • We are members of The Funeral Directors Association of NSW.
  • We are a family run business dedicated and committed to serving our community.

FLORAL TRIBUTES

We can, if required, organise floral tributes from any local florists. Alternatively you can obtain your own floral tributes.

  • Casket Covers
  • Single Flowers
  • Petals or gum leaves

MEMORIAL LEAFLETS / SERVICE SHEETS / POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS

We are able to organise & supply photo memorial leaflets, powerpoint presentations for use in most Crematoriums & Churches.

Hiring of equipment for photo presentations is available if required.

COST

We charge a professional fee for our involvement in making sure the Funeral Service that you require happens. The list below outlines what information impacts on price.

TO REQUEST A QUOTE. Please do not hesitate to call or submit your query through our ‘Contact Us’ form.

Things that need to be considered;

  • Coffin or casket (depends on choice and size)
  • Removal and transport from place of death. This also depends on when and where this happens and urgency of removal.
  • Burial (Cemetery fees vary between & within different cemeteries)
  • Grave digging (Prices differ depending on cemetery)
  • Cremation (Crematorium fees vary between different crematoriums) & Medical Cremation Certificates
  • Church, Clergy, Organist & or Celebrant expenses.
  • Newspaper notices or any advertising requested.
  • Additional services if required (Floral tribute, supply & printing of Memorial Service leaflets, Livestreaming & Powerpoint presentations.)

OUR FEES 

(Current as at 1.7.2022)

Within our fees ‘Local Area (LA)’ is defined as Dungog Local Government Area and Stroud Districts.

Business Hours : BH   After Hours : AH

 

ESSENTIAL FEES

Transfer Into Our Care: Local Area BH  $250

Transfer Into Our Care: Local Area AH   $500  (Public Holidays Additional Fee)

Transfer Into Our Care: Outside Local Area BH & AH   Additional Fee

Mortuary Care & preparation prior to burial or cremation $350  (inclusive of max 7 days)  (More than 7 days Additional charge of $25 per day)

Administration Fee  $550

Professional Fee without service from $1500 to $1800

Professional Fee (LA) with single service from $2500 –  additional committal at either cemetery / crematorium $200

Professional Fee – Saturday Surcharge  $770

Coffins –

 Standard size From $1397 – $1935

Additional costs for oversized or colour coffins

Solid timber or Expression coffins POA

 

Please Note:

All Third Party Fees below are estimates which are subject to change.

 

ESSENTIAL THIRD PARTY FEES  

Registered Death Certificate NSW with Certified Copies  $90

Cremation Fee with use of chapel (Newcastle Crematorium ) Week Day BH  from $1166

Cremation Fee (No attendance) from $682

Cremation Certificates (Attending Practitioner and Referee)  $275

Celebrant  From $300 to $880

Burial plot (Council or Church Cemetery Fees apply)  POA

Burial Interment Fee  (Refer to Council Charges)

Gravedigging Fee   From $1330 to $3800

Grave Marker   $150

 

OPTIONAL THIRD PARTY FEES   

Venue / Church Expenses    Refer to venue/church charges

Flowers   From $200 to $1000

Scattering Petals or Gum Leaves per Basket  $35

Newspaper Funeral Notices   From $300 to $1000

Columbarium Nameplate   From $360 to $500

Mounted Crucifix Stand   $180

 

OUR OPTIONAL FEES 

Each Additional Mourners Attendance Book   $50

Service Booklet Format & Colour Print   $2.75 per 4 page  /  $3.30 per 8 page

Private Viewing  BH  $200    AH Additional Fee Will Apply

Power Point Presentation Formatted up to 50 photos $360

Livestreaming   From $520 to $660

Hiring of Refrigeration Plate N/A

 

 

DISCLOSURES:

 Our Mortuary is located at 116 Dowling Street Dungog.

 Transportation of the body prior to burial or cremation will be in a suitable vehicle owned by our business.

The deceased will be kept in our mortuary and will be transported for the purposes of the Funeral Service as per the final agreement.

Our Business uses Newcastle Memorial Park Crematorium, Anderson Drive, Beresfield. Owned by Invocare.