What does a Funeral cost?

There can be much confusion about the cost of a funeral and many stories about costs from well-meaning people.

Whether your preference is for a low cost funeral conducted with simplicity and dignity or a more elaborate funeral involving various services and arrangements, we are here to help you.  You will always know what the funeral will cost with no hidden extras.

We assure you that we provide excellent service and personal care at an affordable price. 

As a proud Toowoomba family owned company, we are able to keep our overheads lower than the big businesses and multi-national companies, therefore passing these savings on to you.

We suggest you click the link below and  contact us to discuss your individual requirements and the associated costs more specifically before you make any decisions.

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Our expert funeral consultants are ready to help you, to discuss the various services, options and costs that best reflect your wishes. Please feel free to contact us for an obligation free quote at any time.

Financial policy

When all arrangements are finalised, we can then confirm all the costs and issue an account. By itemising all the expenses on the one account, it makes payment as simple and convenient as possible.

The funeral account can be paid by cash, cheque, credit card or direct deposit. Funeral expenses can also be paid from a deceased person’s bank account if there are sufficient funds available by presenting the funeral account to the bank, regardless of whether probate has been finalised.

The person who signs the authorisation for the funeral is the person who is legally responsible for the payment of the funeral account. If a family member pays the account before the estate is finalised, that person is entitled to be reimbursed from the estate before distribution of the assets.

As there are many costs involved in the funeral arrangement, we ask you to carefully consider your own financial circumstances and make appropriate selections so as not to cause further distress and hardship. Our aim is to help the family in any way we can so please discuss any concerns with us.

Funeral Finance

We understand that a funeral service presents a necessary but often unexpected financial expense. To ease any additional strain, we are able to offer funeral finance to help with the burden of paying for funeral expenses up front. It is simply a payment plan with no hidden fees which spreads your payment over 12-36 months. Aged pensioners, self-employed and wage earners with regular employment of at least 30 hrs per week all qualify. A deposit is required. (Simple conditions apply with fast approval)

Allowances available

Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for a government bereavement allowance which could help with funeral expenses. Centrelink will assist with allowances and offers a variety of payments for eligible clients, such as Married, Carer or Sole Parent Pensioners.

Bereavement benefits vary and include the Baby bonus for pregnancies over 20 weeks.

For more information on individual situations, we recommend contacting Centrelink on 132300 or visit the website at www.centrelink.gov.au

If the deceased was an ex-serviceman, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs may provide assistance in time of bereavement. Free 1800 113 304

Other payments may be available through:

  • Insurance policies
  • Superannuation
  • Private Health Funds
  • Victims of Crime Compensation Unit
  • Workcover
  • Third party insurance

We advise you to contact the relevant department or organisation for more information and the necessary application forms.