How much does a funeral cost
How much does a Funeral cost?

Funerals can be very different depending on choices and budgets. Regardless of how loved your family member was, you still need to be mindful of your budget. Quite often family members are overcome with grief and instinctively want to give their loved one the best service possible. We are very aware of that, but, by the same token, we are not in the business of taking advantage of families by charging exorbitant fees or trying to convince them of things they really don't need or may regret later.

Our Cremation without a ceremony or attendees starts at $1795.00

In short, there is no fixed answer to the initial question. We encourage the families we are working for, to view the arrangement process as a menu, of sorts. You get to choose what you do want, and what you don't want. For example, some families are happy to have large funeral notices in the newspaper and some prefer them shorter. Some families prefer the traditional Funeral Service in a church followed by burial or cremation, others may prefer a simple graveside service. Some people may even opt for having no service at all. We advise you of all your options up front then work through the details of each one so you can make an informed choice.

Some contributing factors affecting costs are:
  • Burial costs compared with cremation costs. Costs also vary between metropolitan and regional areas. In Townsville, cremation is a lower cost than burial.
  • Newspaper advertising costs can vary considerably due to the size of the notice and also the paper in which it appears
  • The casket chosen ~ solid timber or veneer
  • Catering costs

People often press us for 'an average' cost but, again, what one family considers 'average' may be vastly different from another's. We will provide you with an itemised written quote.

We recommend you consider making financial provision for your Funeral with the purchase of Funeral Bonds. Putting funds aside in advance to pay for your funeral can be most advantageous to pensioners, and is of benefit for your family, who may otherwise be responsible for payment of your funeral.

What we do
If you have never had to do this before, please do not stress as we will help.
How much?
Regardless of how loved your family member was, you still need to be mindful of your budget.
Assistance
Choosing burial or cremation is a common concern… however it’s entirely up to you.
Information
We encourage you to examine this added information which may be required when making arrangements.
Contact us

47 Hugh Ryan Drive Townsville Q 4814
Phone: (07) 4755 0296
Email: enquiry@oceanviewfuneralservices.com.au

We have easy parking out the front as well as the side of our building where it's a little more private.

For emergencies: Our phone is manned 24 hours 7 days a week.

 

Consider this alternative provision...
No service cremation package from $1795.00*

Ideal for when you want something very simple. This package is a cremation only with no mourners, no ceremony, no fuss...

This service offers: unattended direct cremation, professional fees, mortuary care, entry level coffin, cremation fee (in Townsville), doctor's cremation permit, all necessary paperwork, entry level urn, a transfer during normal working hours and GST.

You can upgrade (optional extra) to a Memorial Service, the urn and the coffin.

*Not included:

After hours transfer from the place of death, Certified Copy of Death Certificate, Viewings or Quiet times.

 

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