You will find Life Celebration Funerals affordable. We are upfront about prices and there are no hidden costs or fees. Call us on 9683 5456 to find out about our prices, or for a quote.
The cost of a funeral is divided into four sections:
1. Funeral directors fees:
2. Coffin or Casket
3. Disbursements, paid by the funeral director on your behalf which include:
4. Goods and Services Tax
Professional service fee
Professional service fees will vary greatly between funeral homes. They will depend on the size of the funeral company, staff quality, equipment, vehicles, facilities, premises and standard of operation of the funeral company. Our services are listed below, not all families use every item of our services but they are there if needed.
Our service fee includes:
This is not in to be taken as a complete list, but shows many of the direct services that are provided by the Funeral Director. Our company provides the infrastructure to conduct a funeral service long in advance of a family’s time of need. (NB not all families will require the full ranges of services for all funeral services. Those specific items that can be separated are charged on an at request basis).
The Single Service
Occurs when the funeral is held at one location namely at a crematorium, graveside, and church service in its entirety or other location.
The Dual Service
Involves the attendance at the initial service namely, church, chapel or other location and then a cortege to the final place of disposition or in certain circumstances at a later time.
Transfer refers to the physical movement of your family member or loved one. There are two transfers associated with the funeral:
At Life Celebration Funerals we are mindful that the care of the family’s most precious possession has been entrusted to us. All of our staff is acutely aware of our responsibility. In 2006 our policy changed to engage a “best practice” method of mortuary care. All mortuary activities have been increased to highest international levels and are supervised by a qualified embalmer.
Mortuary preparation is discussed and agreed with family members and carried out with the utmost respect. There are three levels of mortuary care and are discussed with the family at the arrangement conference:
A small cost applied to each of these levels of preparation can be given at the arrangement conference.
Arterial embalming is a process where the body's natural circulatory system is used to replace bodily fluids with embalming fluids which will sanitise the body and slow down the body’s natural decay process. It has been used for several thousand years in situations where the body is required to be preserved over time. There is no reason why everybody can’t be embalmed and in certain parts of the world it is routinely carried out in almost all cases.
In Australia Embalming tends to be reserved for the following situations:
The cost and pros and cons of embalming can be discussed with your funeral arranger. Please note that certain religions express prohibit the practice of embalming.
Repatriation is the preparing and shipping of a deceased either to or from Australia for the purpose of a funeral, and for the final disposition of the body to take place in that country. In repatriation many different things have to be considered in the cost, air freight and airline requirements, government regulations and charges, full embalming is usually required, specific requirements in relation to the type of coffin that must be used (this varies from country to country) and legal documentation. Over the years Life Celebration Funerals has built up relations with many overseas funeral homes who can assist in this process. Likewise our expertise can be used to conduct repatriations to or from most overseas countries. Should you be considering this option please contact our head office to discuss specific requirements.
Our professional funeral services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us now on 9683 5456.