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Our Pricing & Services.

Whether you are looking for a formal or traditional service, or a more contemporary ceremony where things are a bit different, choose from one of our cremation or burial options below. As with any of our services, they can be tailored to suit your requirements. The funeral service is as much for the those left behind as it is for the deceased, no fuss does not mean no memorial gathering. It is important to look after your own feelings as well as the wishes of your loved one.

Though if their wishes were to hold a No Funeral Service, or the family have had the cremation or burial elsewhere and would like to host their own gathering; please refer to our No Funeral Service & Memorial Service options. 

Provision of transfer and holding of deceased only

Due to the needs of the family or another providor, we are sometimes asked to effect the local transfer of the deceased into our care at any hour of any day. This cost is $785.00 – $385.00 for the ‘transfer only’ service and $400 for the safe keeping of the deceased for the requested duration in our mortuary facilities.

These costs are included in our Standard Professional Service fee as detailed below when a Funeral Service is provided by us.

Where to Start?

There are generally four main costs:
Professional Service fee +
Cemetery or crematorium costs +
Choice of coffin & legal documentation +
Also you are able to select other optional choices.

Some of these elements may be included in the service fee, as is the Basic option, where there are more common Optional Choices are included in the Standard option.

Not sure where to start? Perhaps have a read of some Family scenarios based on both options.

Family 1

Dad has passed away in the Lyell McEwin hospital and we would like to have a simple service in your Cowan street chapel because that is where Mums service was. We don’t want to have memorial cards, Photo presentation or flowers, dad said unless you could eat it, it was a waste. He wasn’t religious so we would like a celebrant to conduct the service. Dad liked a beer so my brother has organised to go after the service  to the local hotel to raise a glass for him.

Total $6,016.30

*Possible late payment fee of $ 440.00 applies if account not paid within 14 days. (Total $6,456.30)

Family 2

Mum has passed away in the nursing home and we would like to have a cremation service in your Cowan street chapel. She didn’t want a fuss but we would like to show photos to celebrate mums life, and have her favourite flower, the sunflower on display on her coffin. People are travelling from all over, so after the service so can we have a cup of tea afterwards for about 40 people. we’d like some time to catch up. We would also like to have the little memorial cards and a book for every one to sign.

Total $7,801.30

*Possible late payment fee of $ 440.00 applies if account not paid within 14 days. (Total $8,241.30)

Family 3

My father has passed away at hospital, we would like to have a cremation service in our church and led by our minister. He was a simple man who worked on the family farm all his life. The minister said the church will look after the catering and the music but are you able to print 100 memorial cards? We are expecting about 120 people and would like to include the order of service and some photos inside the card. We would also like to have donation envelopes at the service for Cancer Council SA. Dad was a traditional man and, while an expensive casket is not him, we would like a mid-range coffin. An organist will play pre-service, accompany the hymns and also at the recessional. Flowers are important and so we are going to put together a large beautiful and bright bunch made with a combination of pieces picked from our collective gardens. Refreshments will be supplied by the church in the adjoining hall.

Total:    $7,673.30

*Possible late payment fee of $ 440.00 applies if account not paid within 30 days. (Total $8,113.30

Family 4

Dad died at home last Friday night. We would like to hold a service in the car club rooms where he used to go for his club meetings, then go to the cemetery with all the car club members following the hearse in their vintage cars. We have a small family but he has a lot of friends and work colleagues, so we are expecting over 100 people. He wasn’t particularly religious, but really wanted Amazing Grace to be played at the service by a piper. Can we also have a photo presentation with 100 bookmark cards and a book for every one to sign.  During the service and at the cemetery we’d like the piper to play traditional Scottish songs.  Afterwards, we would then like to go back to your lounge for a light afternoon tea.

Total:    $7,913.65 plus cemetery fees $3,541.50 = $11,455.15

(For example Willaston Cemetery: Resident, new lease, lawn section $1865.50 and digging of the grave for single depth $1676. Total $3,541.50)

*Possible late payment fee of $ 440.00 applies if account not paid within 30 days. (Total $11,895.15)

Family 5

Dad has passed away at home this morning at 4.00am, we would like a small service in your Cowan street chapel with a staff member to officiate the service for us. Dad was in the military and we would like to show his medals and to have the last post played to honour his service. Can we place a notice in the paper to let his friends know that he has passed away? Also we would like to have a memorial book but we would like to make our own memorial cards. After the service we will be going to the RSL for refreshments.  My brother would like to view the cremation if that’s possible.

Total $7,498.30

*Possible late payment fee of $ 440.00 applies if account not paid within 14 days. (Total $7,938.30)

Family 6

My mother-in-law has passed away in the Nursing Home on Saturday and we’d like to meet with you on Sunday. She has a lot of  friends from the CWA and so we would like to have a service in the Adelaide Road Chapel. She also has family in England so can we stream the service to them to watch?

We would also prefer to have a celebrant to conduct the service and are expecting over 200 people. So perhaps 200 memorial cards and a DVD photo presentation.  Mum liked  music can you provided 3 songs for us?  Afterwards can we have more than just a coffee and biscuits, like catering for sandwiches, pies and pasties? (Suggested catering package B at $11 per person)

Total:  $11,129.30

*Possible late payment fee of $ 440.00 applies if account not paid within 30 days. (Total $11,569.30)

Looking for something a bit different?

Increasingly, families are moving away from traditional coffins and choosing a personalised coffin to commemorate their loved one.

We offer custom design coffins from Lifestyle Coffins.

View the range

Cremation Options.

‘Basic’ Funeral
from $3,905.00 Incl. GST
plus choice of coffin starting at $770.00

A basic funeral service is when the entire service takes place in our Cowan street chapel or a single venue.

The package below also includes the cremation and other essentials for a simple service. It has the option of 4 simple coffins starting from $770.00 inc GST.

Inclusions:

  • Arrangement in your home or our office (Mon to Fri 9am to 4pm)
  • Transfer of deceased person (Mon to Fri 9am to 4pm)
  • Primary Mortuary Preparation
  • Collection of hospital doctors certificates of cremation
  • Time for an identification (Mon to Fri 9am to 4pm prior to the service only)
  • Standard crematorium Urn
  • A service in our Cowan street chapel only

Please note: That if the place of death is outside a public hospital, GPs may charge to provide certificates of cremation in addition to the above cost.

There are 4 coffin choices only for this plan.

All other disbursements are not included, but can be added at an additional cost:

  • Alternative venue fees – At Cost
  • Cremation fee – At Cost
  • Cremation permit $67.65
  • Private doctors certificates for cremation (if required) – At Cost
  • Optional Choices (4) of coffin
  • Floral tributes and sprays – At Cost
  • Memorial cards and orders of service from $253
  • Celebrant or clergy fees – At Cost
  • Newspaper notices – At Cost
  • Lounge and after service refreshments – $484
  • Certified copy of the death certificate – $67.65
  • Hearse Hire – $385
  • After hours transfer fee – $385
  • After hours arrange – $275

Payment Terms

  • $500 deposit (or full cemetery fees, which ever is greater) required before the service.
  • Payment plan option (over 3 years) available. Setup fee applies.

(1) For transfers of deceased persons after 4:30pm, before 8:30am Monday – Friday or over the weekend – an after hours fee of $385 applies.

(2) If you would like to have an after hours (commencing 4pm or after) or weekend arrangement with this option, there is a cost of $275

Standard Select Care Service fee:
from $4,510.00 Incl. GST
plus crematorium fees (at cost)
and choice of coffin starting at $770.00

Our standard service includes full-service options and inclusions, while giving you the choice and flexibility regarding the other disbursements.

Inclusions:

  • Our professional service fee (Which includes 2 or more staff at the service)
  • 24/7 Transfer of your loved one into our care to Gawler
  • 24/7 arrangements at your home or in our office
  • Custom memorial candle
  • Custom premium memorial book
  • Choice of our Adelaide Road, Balaklava or Cowan Street Chapels
  • Full mortuary care including fluid preservation (if required)
  • Up to 3 viewing/visitation opportunities (Mon to Fri 9am to 4pm)
  • View of the charging (if required) and a simple urn
  • Stretch Hearse
  • DVD presentation (30 photos and 1 song)
  • Rosemary tributes

*If a custom size coffin is required, this larger size will not attract any additional cost.

All other disbursements and optional choices:

  • Cremation fee – upon selection of crematorium
  • Cremation permit – $67.65
  • Choice of coffin from $770.00
  • Floral tributes – At cost
  • Memorial cards and orders of service – from $253
  • Celebrant or clergy fees  – At cost
  • Newspaper notices – At cost
  • Catering – At cost
  • Certified copy of the death certificate – $67.65
  • Doves – At cost
  • Piper – At cost
  • Live Stream/Recording with Copy of Recording of service from $350 (in our Chapels only)

Payment Terms

  • No deposit required.
  • 30 day account
  • 3 year payment plan option available.

Burial Options.

‘Basic’ Funeral:
from $3,905.00 Incl. GST
plus cemetery fees (at cost)
and choice of coffin starting at $990

A basic burial service is when the entire service takes place at the graveside.

The package below includes burial equipment and other essentials for a simple burial service. It has the option of 3 simple coffins starting from $990 inc GST.

Inclusions:

  • Arrangement in your home or our office (Mon to Fri 9am to 4pm)
  • Transfer of deceased person (Mon to Fri 9am to 4pm)
  • Primary mortuary preparation
  • Time for an identification (Mon to Fri 9am to 4pm prior to the service only)
  • Burial equipment including lowering device, chairs, canopy and P.A system
  • Single Point Graveside servie

Please note; there are 3 coffin choices only for this plan starting from $990 inc GST.

All other disbursements are not included, but can be added at an additional cost:

  • Cemetery fees – At Cost
  • Choice of coffin (3) from $990 inc GST.
  • 2 point service (our Cowan Street Chapel/church/other venue followed by the committal at the cemetery) – $275.00
  • Alternative venue fees – At Cost
  • Floral tributes and sprays – At Cost
  • Memorial cards and orders of service – from $253
  • Celebrant or clergy fees – At Cost
  • Newspaper notices – At Cost
  • Lounge and after service refreshments – $484
  • Certified copy of the death certificate – $67.65
  • Hearse hire – $385.00
  • After hours transfer fee – $385.00
  • After hours arrange – $275.00
  • Live Stream/Recording with Copy of Recording of service from $350 (in our Chapels only, other venues POA)

Payment Terms

  • $500 deposit (or full cemetery fees, which ever is greater) required before the service.
  • Payment plan option (over 3 years) available. Setup fee applies.

(1) For transfers of deceased persons after 4:30pm, before 8:30am Monday – Friday or over the weekend – an after hours fee of $385 applies.

(2) If you would like to have an after hours (commencing 4pm or after) or weekend arrangement with this option, there is a cost of $275

Standard Select Care Service:
from $4510.00 Incl. GST
plus cemetery fees (at cost)
and choice of coffin starting at $990.00

Our standard burial service includes full service options and inclusions, while giving you the choice and flexibility regarding the other disbursements.

Inclusions:

  • Our professional service (Which includes 2 or more staff at the service)
  • 24/7 Transfer of your loved one into our care to Gawler
  • 24/7 arrangements at your home or in our office
  • Custom memorial candle
  • Custom premium memorial book
  • Choice of our Adelaide Road, Balaklava or Cowan Street Chapels
  • 2 location service fee
  • Full burial equipment (Including a lowering device, chairs, canopy and P.A system)
  • Full mortuary care including fluid preservation (if required)
  • Up to 3 viewing/visitation opportunities (Mon to Fri 9am to 4pm)
  • Stretch Hearse
  • DVD presentation (30 photos and 1 song)
  • Rosemary tributes

*If a custom size coffin is required, this larger size will not attract any additional cost.

All other disbursements are at cost:

  • Cemetery fees – At Cost
  • Choice of coffin from $990.00
  • Lounge and after service refreshments – $484
  • Floral tributes – At Cost
  • Memorial cards and orders of service – from $253
  • Celebrant or clergy fees – At Cost
  • Newspaper notices – At Cost
  • Catering – At Cost
  • Certified copy of the death certificate – $67.65
  • Doves – At Cost
  • Piper – At Cost
  • Live Stream/Recording with Copy of Recording of service from $350 (in our Chapels only, other venues POA)

Payment Terms

  • No deposit required.
  • 30 day account
  • Payment plan option (over 3 years) available. Setup fee applies.

Note: Cemetery Fees are a separate fee from the cemetery and will not vary between funeral companies.