Funeral Prices for all Budgets

As a professional funeral provider, we take special care in the provision of transparent quotes with clear and concise pricing of all our funeral products and services that you choose to meet your wishes and budget.

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We don’t believe any family should have to get into debt to afford the appropriate celebration of the life of their loved one.

Silver Dove Funerals have created unique services, products, and affordable funeral prices through innovative sourcing and constantly researching new ways to keep costs to a minimum

We hear some families have been outlaying over $10,000 for basic Brisbane funerals, which doesn’t align with what funeral costs would be for a similar service through us.

We explain all the prices and options in detail when we take you through the funeral arrangement process. You will have an itemised quote to manage your costs and understand what you are paying for, making it easier to tailor the best service for your budget.

If you wish to obtain a tailored quote, please phone our family – 24 Hours, 7 Days

What Does an Average Funeral Cost?

Although there are many variables, research from finder.com.au shows the national average for funeral costs is somewhere between $7,500.00 – $8,700.00 across all the states. Here at Silver Dove Funerals, we know based on the number of quotes we have prepared over the past 15 years, combined with the efforts we put in with our supplier relationships, that we deliver prices well below that. 

Funeral Quotes

When we assist you to plan a funeral, we provide a written quote that specifically matches your needs. Planning your budget is then made easy.
There are items in a funeral that will be fixed and others that are variable. The cost of these items may vary significantly between funeral directors and the type of service you wish for.
For example, fixed items include:

  • The professional expertise, guidance and time from the funeral director
  • Transfer of your loved ones remains
  • Mortuary care and accommodation
  • Provision of all necessary staff and hearse on the day of the funeral
  • Registration of death with the Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages
  • Filing of any other necessary paperwork
  • Coordinating and arranging the service with the chosen cemetery or crematorium
  • Coordinating with the chosen celebrant
  • Organising catering, flowers, musicians, and any third-party services
  • Placing funeral notices in various newspapers as required
  • Liaising with all necessary authorities on your behalf

These items are typically required and are combined into one, called the “Funeral Director’s Professional Fee”. Professional fees vary between Funeral Directors and will depend on the items they have included or excluded. At Silver Dove Funerals, our professional fee for a full service is $3,400. This includes ALL of the items listed above.
Please note: For a cremation where there is no funeral service held, our professional fee due to the reduction of the fixed items, is dramatically reduced. Please call us for the details.

Variable Items Include:

  • Type of service – Burial or Cremation cost
  • Choice or Gravesite or Memorial
  • Chapel, Church or Crematorium fees – (Varies depending on the service location. Currently fees are around the $1000 mark). To assist, Brisbane City Council displays the variable costs of their cemetery and crematorium fees on their website
  • Choice of Coffin or Casket – We offer a wide range of coffins to include; Eco hand-woven cane or bamboo styling, natural timber, polished veneer with a range of modern colours, handle and lid styles. These range from as low as around $400 to $2,500 depending on your choice. For the more elaborate caskets we offer a large range where prices are upwards of $4,000 again, the price depends on the style and finish
  • Floral Arrangements – A wide choice of size, style, colours and blooms ranging from $80 to $390
  • Orders Of Service – We provide an in-house design and print service to include such items as special photos, poetry, perhaps a tribute all backed by a personal theme of choice. $3
  • Memorial Books – A beautiful bound signing book in white, graphite & burgundy printed with the details of your loved one. $65$80
  • Newspaper Death Notices – Range $400 to $700
  • Celebrant / Clergy / Officiant – Range $380$500
  • Compilation of Music and Photo Tribute – (Complimentary)
  • Death Notice – Silver Dove Funerals Website (Complimentary)
  • Viewing – full-service funerals only (Complimentary)

It can be a little confusing because many funeral homes have their ways of pricing or quoting on funerals, but it’s best to get an idea of what is required and what will vary so you can stay in control of your budget.

As one of the few remaining family-operated funeral homes, we know it’s essential to keep costs low whilst still providing a high level of service. At Silver Dove Funerals, we will assist you by working through each item to ensure that you keep within your budget and at the same time meeting your wishes.

Funeral Packages

We are often asked by families if there are standard funeral packages to choose from that already have all the essentials included. The simple answer is ‘yes we do‘.  Standard funeral packages can be a suitable option for families who have difficulty dealing with grief and/or would like to simplify the choices. Standard funeral packages also suit interstate or overseas families for the same reasons.

A Funeral package is an all-inclusive service with options based on whether it will be a cremation or burial and whether guests will attend the service or not. Of course, you still have choices within your chosen package from the list of options. A standard funeral package can make things convenient and simple.

Below is a guide to four packages that you can select from: (Variations can be tailored to wishes).

Please call us on (07) 3279 5388 to find out more about your choice of a standard funeral package or to discuss any special wishes and/or to tailor your package to suit.

Alternatively, you can fill out our simple online quote form and we will contact you as quickly as possible to answer any questions you may have.

Common Questions About Costs

How much are Cremation Costs?

As a guide, cremations cost less than a burial as there is typically no gravesite. Cremations can vary between $1900 and $7000 depending on the funeral package chosen plus any specific personal needs.

The professional team here at Silver Dove Funerals are always available to discuss your needs and wishes and will tailor the service to suit your budget. To get a quote, please send an email to: info@silverdovefunerals.com.au

How much are Burial Costs?

Burial costs vary from a budget of $6000 upwards. The cost is largely dependant on;

      1. Whether the family owns an existing burial plot or has to purchase one.
      2. The coffin or casket type.
      3.  The choice of a headstone and/or gravestone
      4. The type of service and memorial options.

Silver Dove Funerals will discuss your needs and wishes with you and will tailor the service to suit your budget. For more information on burial costs, please call our office on (07) 3279 5388

How Much are Pensioner Funerals?

There is help available for pensioner funerals. The federal government’s department of human resources does provide services and financial support to those that qualify. Likewise, Centrelink may provide financial help for partners of a pensioner who has passed by paying up to 14 weeks pension or a pensioner bonus bereavement payment to those who qualify. You can call Centrelink on 132 300 to find out more information. Partners of Veterans may also be eligible through the Department of Veterans Affairs for once-off payments and other benefits. For more information please contact your local Centrelink office for assistance.

What Is Funeral Assistance?

Funeral assistance is available if a person has passed away in QLD and has no family member or friends capable or willing to pay. In this circumstance, the Department of Justice and Attorney General can make the arrangements on behalf of the deceased under the CCQ Funeral Assistance Scheme where the upfront costs will be paid.

 Here at Silver Dove Funerals, we also assist in sourcing any applicable entitlements that you may qualify for to help pay for funeral costs in Brisbane. Our family takes the precise and necessary time to care for every family regardless of the situation. We do so with the utmost care, professionalism, and respect. We will always do what it takes to ensure your best interests are taken care of. To discuss your situation, please call us on (07) 3279 5388.

Silver Dove Funerals

Call: (07) 3279 5388

Email: info@silverdovefunerals.com.au

Address: 3/76 Sumners Rd, Sumner QLD 4074

Office Hours:

Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours