Funeral Prices for all Budgets

Here at Silver Dove Funerals, we understand that value for money is as important as the warmth, compassion and dignity required to care for your loved one.

As an experienced funeral provider, we always take great care in the provision of transparent and concise pricing on all our funeral products and services. No matter what your budget is, we are here to help.

Below we have created a handy guide to help you understand your pricing options and the typical costs associated with Brisbane funerals. There is also information on our funeral quotes, our funeral packages, and answers to some of the most common questions we get asked.

With Silver Dove Funerals, our process will ensure you are always clear on what you are paying for, making it easy for you to manage your budget and provide the most loving farewell.

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

What Does an Average Funeral Cost?

It is common to hear that families are still paying upwards of $10,000 and more for basic funerals. Given that we are independently family owned and operated, this cost certainly does not align with Silver Dove Funerals philosophy of care.

We have created unique, personalised services, products, and funeral packages through innovative sourcing, constantly researching new ways to keep costs to a minimum whilst maintaining the highest quality of care for your loved one.

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 companies and the type of service you wish for. For example, fixed items include:

  • Professional expertise, guidance and time from Silver Dove Funerals
  • 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 “Professional Fee”. Professional fees vary between 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 and caskets including, Eco hand-woven cane or bamboo styling to natural timber and polished veneer. You can choose from a range of modern colours, handles and lid styles. The prices of coffins vary between $450 and $2,500. Caskets range between $2500 up to $6500 for the more elaborate. The cost will depend on your preference, the style and finish you choose.
  • 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 incorporate important photos, poetry or perhaps a tribute backed by a personal theme that is complimentary to you. The cost of each finished item is between $3 and $5 each. 
  • Memorial Books – A beautiful bound signing book in white, graphite & burgundy printed with the details of your loved one. $65$90 each.
  • Newspaper Death Notices – Ranging from $350 to $650
  • Celebrant / Clergy / Officiant – Ranges between $380$500

Complimentary Items:

We have made the items listed below complimentary with all funerals at Silver Dove:

  • DVD and Photo tributes – We supply the visual equipment where necessary
  • Compilation of Music and Photo Tribute
  • Death Notice – Silver Dove Funerals Website
  • Viewing – full-service funerals only
  • Service music and hymns copy
  • Live streaming where available

When comparing prices, it can be confusing because every company has their way of quoting and pricing on funerals, but it is always best to make an itemised list for what is a fixed cost and what can vary so you can stay in control of your budget.

As one of the few remaining family-operated companies left, we know that it’s essential to keep costs low whilst still providing a high level of service. At Silver Dove, we always assist you by working through each item to ensure you keep within your budget and meet 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. Cremation can vary between $2400 and $7000 depending on the funeral package chosen plus any specific personal needs.

Many people inquire about cheap cremations for numerous personal reasons. All low-cost budget funerals we provide are uncomplicated yet dignified.

If you would like to discuss your needs and wishes around tailoring a service to suit your budget, please give us a call to get a quote or send an email to: info@silverdovefunerals.com.au

How much are Burial Costs?

Burial costs vary from a budget of $5600 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