Funerals

The cost of a funeral depends on your choices and preferences. Our fee for professional services, the cost of the casket and the other expenses for the funeral vary according to the services you select and use. Before we can give you an estimate of costs specific to your needs we ideally need to meet with you to talk through your options and find out exactly what you are looking for. We are always happy to have this initial meeting with you at no obligation and if after meeting with us you don’t want us to continue as your funeral director that is your decision.

A funeral invoice is usually made up of three sections. The casket, our fee for professional services and other charges which might include; flowers, catering, cemetery or cremation fees, paying the celebrant or minister, service sheets, slideshows, and other AV requirements, newspaper notices, paying doctors and the like. We think it is important to recognise that as funeral directors we often make payments on your behalf to a number of third parties involved in the funeral process so our invoice is not exclusively the cost of using our services. Rather, we offer you the convenience of only having to worry about one invoice at the end of the process rather than having multiple accounts to settle.

 

When Eagars is engaged by a family to arrange and conduct a funeral service, we charge a professional service fee.

This is a fixed charge for engaging our company and reflects the overall amenities, guidance and expertise that we provide. Depending on individual needs these services may vary from family to family. The fee covers and makes available to the family all of Eagar's resources, professional guidance, after care bereavement service, our time and availability whenever needed.

Some families may choose to arrange various elements of the funeral themselves. In this case our team does not relinquish any responsibility and will always follow up with any given provider to ensure that items or services are delivered correctly and on time. This means that the overall quality of the funeral experience remains our priority, underpinning our primary role to ensure that all aspects meet or exceed your expectations.


 
At Eagars we offer funerals that are tailored to your requirements. We don’t have set packages or try to fit you into a set style of funeral. We want to work with you in creating a memorable funeral and this includes working to a budget if required. Hence, what a funeral costs can vary from family to family. To illustrate this we offer 5 examples of a funeral and how the choices made can vary the cost:  Please note that all our accounts carry an additional $575 account service fee that is deductible if the account is paid by the due date. The pricing below is correct as at April 1, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  No Fuss Farewell Church Service Chapel Service Saturday Burial Unattended Funeral
TOTAL $7,738 $11,198 $13,128 $24,969 $3,145
Casket Selected $1,195 $2,080 $1,710 $1,585 Included (Upgrade available)
Professional Services $4,775 $4,775 $4,775 $4,775 $2,179
Embalming - - - $635 -
Weekend/Holiday Fee - - - $600 -
Transfer home - - - $180 -
Temporary Grave Marker - - - $75 -
Minister/Celebrant - $250 $600 $600 -
Organist/Musician - $150 - - -
Verger - - - - -
Church/Venue Hire $650 $150 $650 $525 -
Memorial Book - - - $125 -
Web Streaming - - $425 $750 -
Service Sheets - $300 $450 $450 -
Design and Setup Fee - $125 $125 $125 -
Slideshow - $350 $350 $350 -
Flowers - $300 $300 $300 -
Catering $300 $1,500 $2,625 $3,000 -
Lounge/Venue Hire - - Included Included -
Audio Visual Hire - - - $3,500 -
Newspaper Notice - $150 $150 $150 -
Medical Referee $120 $120 $120 - $120
Death Certificate $38 $38 $38 $38 $38
Cremation Fee $810 $810 $810 - $810
Burial plot - - - $4,163 -
Interment Fee - - - $2,389 -
Council Weekend/Public Holiday Fee - - - $714 -

 

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