Funeral Cost Information

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.

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.

Funeral Cost Information (PDF)

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.
  • Whether qualified mortuary personnel are involved in the care of the deceased.
  • The extent of floral tributes.
  • The length, style and number of death and funeral notices placed in newspapers.
  • Charges made by celebrants, clergy or organists.
  • The extent of catering for post-funeral gatherings.
  • The quality of Funeral Director facilities including things like hearses, mortuary, chapel and viewing facilities.
  • The level of Funeral Director service offered.
  • Services held on a weekend or public holiday.
  • 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.

Would you like an accurate cost proposal?

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

Burial or Cremation

The wishes of the deceased are followed, if they are known. A cremation cannot take place if there are written instructions to the contrary. Cremation is sometimes chosen as a lower-cost option, especially in metropolitan areas, where cemetery fees are very high.

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In the event of a death in the family, contact Burstows without delay. A funeral director is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and will provide help and guidance from the first contact.

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