Funeral Prices for all Budgets

We have always been and will always remain transparent with the pricing of our funeral products and services

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 help you plan a funeral, we provide you a written quote so you can manage the budget. There are items in a funeral quote that are both fixed and variable and may vary 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
  • Transfers of the deceased’s remains
  • Mortuary care and storage of the remains
  • 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 making arrangements 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
  • Liaising with all authorities, so you don’t have to

These items are typically required and combined into one, called the funeral director’s professional fees. Professional fees vary from one Funeral Director to the next depending on what they have included or excluded. We have not increased our costs in recent times and have elected to keep our professional fee under $3,500, to ensure it remains affordable to the local community.

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 of a few hundred dollars up to $1000). As an example, Brisbane City Council displays the variable costs of their cemetery and crematorium fees on their website
  • Choice of Coffin or Casket – From Eco Coffins priced at a couple of hundred dollars up to $2,500 or Caskets which are between $2500 up to as much as $6500 for the more elaborate
  • Flower Arrangments – Between $250 and $400 is usually sufficient for budgeting
  • Orders of Service – Between $3 and $5 each
  • Memorial Books – $65 up to $90
  • DVDs and Photo Tributes – From $200 to $400
  • Newspaper Death Notices – From $300 to $650
  • Celebrant / Clergy / Officiant – Varies from $380$500

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-run businesses, we know it’s essential to keep costs low whilst still providing a high level of service. Therefore some items will be complimentary to you by using our service, which includes facilitating any special requests, which we will go out of our way to achieve for you. However, with the pricing guide above, it’s important that you nominate a budget that you are comfortable with, and we will work alongside you to guide you and help you keep within it.

Funeral Packages

We are often asked by families if there are standard funeral packages to choose from that already have all the essentials included. We do, and this can be a suitable option for families struggling with grief and want to minimalise the choices they have to make or for families located interstate or overseas.

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 it or not. Of course, you still have choices within your chosen package – the type of coffin, flowers, memorabilia, location, to name a few. Still, a funeral package can be a convenient way to narrow down all the main options and choices during such a difficult time. Below is a basic guide to the funeral packages we make available:

Please call us on (07) 3279 5388, anytime day or night, seven days a week, to find out more about a funeral package or to discuss your options with a more personalised funeral service.

You can also fill out our simple online quote form for your convenience, and we will do some initial work and come back to you as quickly as possible with answers for you.

Common Questions About Costs

How much are Cremation Costs?

As a guide, cremations cost less than burials as there is typically no gravesite. Ashes can be scattered at a personal location such as a beach or alternatively kept in a memorial garden or wall within a cemetery for an additional cost. Cremations can vary between $3000 and $7000 depending on the requests, service, memorial, and personal touches.

How much are Burial Costs?

Burial costs vary from a budget of $6000 upwards. They largely depend on the chosen burial plot and how much of a premium location it is. The coffin or casket type, headstone or gravestone, size and type of service, and memorial options also determine the final cost.

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. Contact us, and we can help you by providing a list of potential financial support options that can be contacted.

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