How much does a funeral cost?

Losing a loved one can be a deeply emotional time. And often, the thought of paying for the funeral adds an unwelcome layer of stress. But we can help you understand what’s involved to better prepare you when the time comes.

The price of your service depends on a few factors, including the type of service, whether you opt for cremation or burial, the venue and other inclusions, like flowers or catering after the service. See our pricing page.

What costs are involved in holding a funeral?

A funeral should be as unique as the person who’s passed. For a truly personalised farewell, we offer a range of options and extra inclusions. Here’s a guide to give you an idea of the costs involved in a funeral.

How we can support you

Our women know from years of experience how challenging it can be to say goodbye to a loved one. That’s why we take the utmost care to support you and your family through the process.

We take a truly personal and compassionate approach to planning your loved one’s farewell. We take care of all the details, leaving you space to grieve in your own time. Sharing our strength when you need it most.

From the first meeting, we’ll guide you through each decision. We’ll make all the arrangements to create a truly personalised service to bid your loved one farewell. We’ll provide honest, transparent pricing to remove the stress from the situation. And we’ll connect you with caring professionals and additional grief support if you need it.


What payment options are available?

In many cases, the funeral is paid for using funds from the Estate of the person who has passed. Otherwise, the family or the Executor of the Will may cover the cost and be reimbursed by the Estate at a later date.

If your loved one took out funeral insurance before they passed, some or all of the cost may be covered by the provider.

If your loved one does not have an Estate, the family will often pay for the funeral. The person who’s passed may also be entitled to concessions or bereavement payments from Centrelink based on their individual circumstances.

If you choose to pre-plan a funeral, our Guardian Plan allows you to pre-pay your funeral in full or spread the repayments over a period of up to three years. This may take the financial burden off your family and ensures everything is taken care of after you pass.

Guardian Plan is a funeral bond issued by the Over Fifty Guardian Friendly Society Limited (the Society) ABN 81 087 649 063 AFSL 524353. Proudly part of InvoCare. InvoCare is Australia’s leading provider of funeral, cemetery, crematoria and related services.

Proudly part of InvoCare. InvoCare is Australia’s leading provider of funeral, cemetery, crematoria and related services.

Your guide to funerals and grief