Funeral Cost Information
Funeral Cost Information (PDF)
The information in the PDF is intended to provide you with an
approximate price guide to a range of service combinations that are
frequently chosen. These service combination examples include
cremation fees. If burial is preferred please allow an additional
$2000 approx. In conjunction with the information on the PDF,
please read the section below which presents guidance on a range of
things that influence funeral costs.
Many people don't realise that in Australia there is no licensing
or regulation determining education, training, experience or
facility standards necessary to provide funeral service.
Unfortunately, this means that standards among funeral service
providers will vary significantly.
Grief professionals across Australia
continue to recognise Burstows for excellence in service,
facilities and training within the funeral industry, a standard
you, your family and friends will appreciate at one of life's most
Burstows has been awarded with one
of the highest honours in the industry - membership in the
internationally recognised association, Selected Independent
Funeral Homes (SIFH). We are proud to be one of only two
Queensland companies to be awarded membership, particularly as
admission to the SIFH is by invitation only.
We are proud to promote absolute
transparency in all we do and you are welcome to inspect any part
of our facility or seek further clarification on any service we
So what things influence cost?
- Whether the funeral involves a cremation or a burial
- If it is a burial, whether a plot has been pre-purchased
- Sometimes additional travel is required
- The choice of coffin in terms of materials used and the extent
- The standard of mortuary care will have an impact on cost, and
depending on the circumstances of the death, the mortuary care
required will vary - Burstows represent industry best mortuary
practices and employs and trains qualified professionals
- The extent of floral tributes
- The length, style, and number of death and funeral notices
placed in newspapers
- The extent of multimedia services required e.g. photographic
tribute and service sheets
- Charges made by celebrants, clergy or organists
- The extent of catering for post-funeral gatherings
- The quality and use of Funeral Director facilities including
things like hearses, mortuary, chapel and viewing facilities
- The level of Funeral Director service required to ensure your
needs and those who gather are met
- Remember - a funeral is a combination of many services - each
with an influence on cost. A funeral that is more complex to plan
and carry out will cost more than one that is simple in
- Services held on a weekend or public holiday
Would you like an accurate cost proposal?
The very best way to make an informed decision about the
combination of services that are right for you, and obtain an
accurate cost proposal, is by meeting with a Funeral Director
who will explore your needs, outline the options and explain the
detail without obligation.