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Additional funeral third party costs

We will prepare, collect and distribute all the required documentation and coordinate external payments for you that are necessary for the funeral to legally proceed.

Third party costs can vary widely depending on where you live and whether you choose a cremation or burial service for your loved one. We’ve listed some of the more common costs below:

 

Burial costs

    • Minister or Officiant fee: The person conducting the funeral service
    • The exclusive right of burial (EROB): This is the physical space itself, often known as the burial plot
    • The interment: This fee is for the preparation of the burial plot or grave
    • Fee to add or remove headstone: If a burial plot has a headstone then it will have been removed to allow for the funeral to take place. It also covers the cost of placing the headstone back on the grave
    • Maintenance and monument fees: Councils often charge maintenance fees, covering tasks such as grass cutting and insurance for the burial plot
    • Church fees: The cost of holding the funeral service in a place of worship
    • Memorial masonry: The cost of creating, installing, repairing and engraving a memorial

 

Cremation costs

    • Cremation fees at a local crematorium: The cost of cremating a loved one at a local crematorium
    • Minister or Officiant fee: For the person conducting the funeral service
    • Cremation documents fees: Forms for applying for a cremation
    • Interment of ashes: The cost of keeping the ashes in a permanent place, usually a burial plot
    • Scattering of ashes: Disposal by strewing of ashes in the Garden of Remembrance
    • Memorial masonry: The cost of creating, installing, repairing and engraving a memorial

 

Additional costs

    • Doctor’s fees: These charges are for the cremation certificates
    • Flowers & floral tributes
    • Organist & musician fees: If you would like music to be played during the funeral service
    • Funeral announcement or obituary in a newspaper: Fee charged by newspaper to print the announcement or obituary
    • Wake venue & catering: The cost of the service after the funeral, including any food requirements
    • Stationery & service sheets: Also includes attendance cards, memorial cards and books of condolence

 

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