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Find out how much a funeral can cost.


How much does a funeral cost? As an independent consumer advocate, we believe that bereaved families should not be exploited at their time of grief. That’s why we created eziFunerals. We understand that having to organise a funeral and speak to different funeral companies can be very daunting at a time when we are emotionally and financially vulnerable. It’s very important that people get fair, open and transparent prices before speaking with a funeral director. Funerals can be a complex undertaking, and you should consider all your options without the pressure of a sales focused environment.  


Compare funeral costs near you

The cost of a funeral can vary significantly depending on which funeral director you use and the type of services you choose. Different funeral directors can charge different amounts for the same service. So it pays to do your homework! Don’t feel pressured to go with the first funeral director you see or the one everyone you know used. Although, it may be emotionally difficult for you to ‘shop around’ for funeral services, it makes sense that you should use the same techniques you use with any other major purchase.




Get an estimate of common funeral costs

To provide some guidance, we’ve set out an estimate of common costs offered by funeral directors in Australia. Remember: Funeral prices can vary significantly between funeral directors. eziFunerals only supports family owned and independent funeral directors. Let us help you get multiple and no obligation funeral quotes before you sign a contract you may regret.

Funeral ItemsEstimated Starting Price
Funeral director fee$3,000
Transfer of deceased to funeral home$300
Storage of deceased at funeral home$150
Preparation of deceased$200-$600
Death certificate$66
Cremation certificate$110
Cremation permit$110
Burial services (graveside service)$2,000
Cremation service (at crematorium)$600
Cremation service with chapel service$1,200
Family car$400
Newspaper notice$200

  For more information on funeral costs you can see our articles on Understanding Funeral Costs.  


Our Fair Funeral Promise

The Fair Funeral Promise is an initiative run by eziFunerals to support Independent Funeral Directors and to increase transparency and tackle the rising costs of funerals. Learn more about our Fair Funeral Promise.  


Find a Fair Funeral Director

eziFunerals only supports Independent Funeral Directors and not funeral brands owned by public listed companies.

Funeral Directors in New South Wales

Funeral Directors in Victoria

Funeral Directors in Queensland

Funeral Directors in Western Australia

Funeral Directors South Australia

Funeral Directors Tasmania





About eziFunerals

eziFunerals supports individuals and families cope with end of life decisions, death and funerals in Sydney, Melbourne and across Australia. We are an independent, Australian-owned and operated company, and are not a subsidiary of any other corporation. We are not part of any other funeral company.