Funeral Cost Information


Funeral Cost Information (PDF)

The information in the PDF is intended to provide you with an approximate price guide to a range of service combinations that are frequently chosen. These service combination examples include cremation fees. If burial is preferred please allow an additional $2000 approx. In conjunction with the information on the PDF, please read the section below which presents guidance on a range of things that influence funeral costs.

Many people don't realise that in Australia there is no licensing or regulation determining education, training, experience or facility standards necessary to provide funeral service. Unfortunately, this means that standards among funeral service providers will vary significantly.

Grief professionals across Australia continue to recognise Burstows for excellence in service, facilities and training within the funeral industry, a standard you, your family and friends will appreciate at one of life's most difficult times.

Burstows has been awarded with one of the highest honours in the industry - membership in the internationally recognised association, Selected Independent Funeral Homes (SIFH).  We are proud to be one of only two Queensland companies to be awarded membership, particularly as admission to the SIFH is by invitation only.

We are proud to promote absolute transparency in all we do and you are welcome to inspect any part of our facility or seek further clarification on any service we provide. 


So what things influence cost? 

  • Whether the funeral involves a cremation or a burial
  • If it is a burial, whether a plot has been pre-purchased
  • Sometimes additional travel is required
  • The choice of coffin in terms of materials used and the extent of workmanship
  • The standard of mortuary care will have an impact on cost, and depending on the circumstances of the death, the mortuary care required will vary - Burstows represent industry best mortuary practices and employs and trains qualified professionals
  • The extent of floral tributes
  • The length, style, and number of death and funeral notices placed in newspapers
  • The extent of multimedia services required e.g. photographic tribute and service sheets
  • Charges made by celebrants, clergy or organists
  • The extent of catering for post-funeral gatherings
  • The quality and use of Funeral Director facilities including things like hearses, mortuary, chapel and viewing facilities
  • The level of Funeral Director service required to ensure your needs and those who gather are met
  • Remember - a funeral is a combination of many services - each with an influence on cost. A funeral that is more complex to plan and carry out will cost more than one that is simple in structure.
  • Services held on a weekend or public holiday

Would you like an accurate cost proposal?

The very best way to make an informed decision about the combination of services that are right for you, and obtain an accurate cost proposal, is by meeting with a Funeral Director who will explore your needs, outline the options and explain the detail without obligation.

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