Funeral costs Cairns

 

 
Straight Cremation Funerals respectfully understands that a person's passing is a difficult time for loved ones. Our professional, quality services allow you to time to grieve, while we look after all the details, from preparation of legal documents and booking the crematorium to delivering the ashes either locally or by registered mail.
 
Our caring, dignified funeral services are priced to accommodate all budgets. Our low fees are aimed at both customers who want a straight forward, simple cremation and customers hoping to relieve the financial stress of paying for funeral services when a loved one passes.
 
 
 

Straight Cremation

 
A straight cremation has no attendance or funeral service of any kind. After the arrangement paperwork has been completed, the cremation is carried out and the ashes are returned to the next of kin. This is suitable for people who prefer to organise their own private memorial or ceremony to scatter the ashes.
 
An example of a typical account is:
 
 
 
Funeral Director's Fee
 
 
 
$350.00
 
 
 
 
 
Coffin (standard transport coffin/capsule)
 
 
 
$350.00
 
 
 
 
 
Cremation Fee @ Cairns Crematorium
 
 
 
$750.00
 
 
 
 
 
Doctor's Fee (independent doctor's inspection required by law)
 
 
 
$70.00
 
 
 
 
 
Registered Death Certificate
 
 
 
$70.00
 
 
 
 
 
Transfer fee (for the Cairns region)
 
 
 
$0.00
 
 
 
 
 
Total cost of Funeral (Including GST):
 
 
 
$1,590.00
 
 
 
 
 
(All prices are rounded up to the nearest $10.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Urn — Funeral in Cairns Area, QLD
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Registered Death Certificate:

 
costs $70 and is required for estate reasons. Straight Cremation Funerals will help you complete the application then we apply for a death certificate on your behalf. The Registered Death Certificate comes from the Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages. It can take up to 4 to 8 weeks from the date of the funeral for the certificate to be processed.
 

Ashes

 
are delivered in the Cairns area free of charge, usually a couple of working days after the cremation date. For other areas within Queensland, we send the ashes via registered mail for $40 or to other Australian states and territories for a fee of $50.
 
 
 

Cremation Funeral

 
We have included the cost of the crematorium chapel as it is the most popular location for cremation funerals. If you choose a church service, this charge will not apply.
 
An example of a typical account is:
 
 
 
Funeral Director's Fee
 
 
 
$600.00
 
 
 
 
 
Coffin Selections from A.
 
 
 
$600.00
 
 
 
 
 
Cremation Fee
 
 
 
$750.00
 
 
 
 
 
Doctor's Fee (independent doctor's inspection required by law)
 
 
 
$70.00
 
 
 
 
 
Celebrant/Minister Fee
 
 
 
Cost (1)
 
 
 
 
 
Registered Death Certificate
 
 
 
$70.00
 
 
 
 
 
Flowers
 
 
 
Cost (2)
 
 
 
 
 
Venue Fee - Crematorium Chapel
 
 
 
$380.00
 
 
 
 
 
Death/Funeral Notices
 
 
 
Cost (3)
 
 
 
 
 
Transfer fee (for the Cairns region)
 
 
 
$0.00
 
 
 
 
 
Total cost of Funeral (Including GST):
 
 
 
$2470.00
 
 
 
 
 
(All prices are rounded up to the nearest $10.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A. The coffin price is for average sized coffins. Larger coffins will cost more.

Typical Price of Extras
Cost (1)
  • Minister's costs vary from one denomination to the next, but most start at $300.
  • Celebrant fees start from $400.
  • Alternatively, Straight Cremation Funeral's Funeral Director can perform celebrant services for $50.

Cost (2)
  • Flowers are a personal choice. We recommend at least $120 for flowers ordered through us.
  • Petals for a petal tribute will be $30.

Cost (3)
  • Death Notices - price upon request.
  • Funeral Notices - price upon request.

Cost

A Registered Death Certificate:
costs $70 and is required for estate reasons. Straight Cremation Funerals will help you complete the application then we apply for a death certificate on your behalf. The Registered Death Certificate comes from the Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages. It can take up to 4 to 8 weeks from the date of the funeral for the certificate to be processed.

Ashes:
are delivered in the Cairns area free of charge, usually a couple of working days after the cremation date. For other areas within Queensland, we send the ashes via registered mail for $40 or to other Australian states and territories for a fee of $50.
 
 
 
 

Pre-Paid Funeral Bond

We, Straight Cremation Funerals, use Bendigo Funeral Bonds for our Pre-paid Funeral Agreements. We affirm that we will carry out the funeral agreement in full for the Bendigo Funeral Bond allocated to us for that Arrangement.

A thoughtful and practical legacy

Peace of mind and consideration for family and friends are two reasons why many Australians plan ahead to meet the cost of funeral expenses. They see it as a sensible and responsible way of leaving everything in order, so the financial burden does not fall on loved ones.

People on a pension have an extra benefit; they can save money in a funeral bond without being disadvantaged by the Centrelink means testing. So pensioners can save extra for their family, and any leftover bills and debts.
Bendigo Funeral Bond

The Bendigo Funeral Bond is a capital guaranteed investment plan designed solely to accumulate funds to finance the costs of your funeral. The issuer of the Bendigo Funeral Bond is the Australian Friendly Society ABN 29 087 648 851, which has been caring for the financial needs of Australians for more than 40 years.

Your investment is designed to keep pace with inflation and rising funeral costs. It is professionally managed and administered by Sandhurst Trustees Limited. The combined skills of this experienced team have generated competitive returns over a number of years, making the Bendigo Funeral Bond one of the leading performers in the funeral bonds industry
 
 
 

Key benefits:

  • Removes the worry and financial burden for family members.
  • You can relax knowing your investment and accumulated bonuses are capital guaranteed.
  • Professional investment management and administration.
  • Low-risk investment strategy.
  • Protects against inflation and rising funeral costs.
  • Start with as little as $500 or $42 per month via our savings plan, plus a contribution fee.
  • Pre-select and pre-pay your funeral arrangements by assigning the Bond to a funeral director of your choice.
  • Maximise Social Security and Veterans' benefits.
  • A choice of single or joint ownership.
  • 30-day cooling-off period.
 
 
 
 
 
 

How a Pre-paid Funeral works

We sit down with our customer to work out their desired funeral arrangement and include all the costs of that funeral at the current market price. Then that price, plus 2% Bond administration fee, is secured in a Funeral Bond and allocated to us, Straight Cremation Funerals, for the payment of the funeral.

We assure that we will carry out the funeral, as arranged, when the time comes. While Straight Cremation Funerals is in a strong financial position, if the business were to close in the future, the Funeral Bond will still be secure.

We will endeavour to find an alternative funeral director to honour the arrangement. Presently, the Cairns Crematorium would be our preferred Funeral Provider Beneficiary, unless the customer requests otherwise. If a customer wishes to go with another funeral director or to have the Funeral Bond reallocated to the beneficiary of the estate, we will comply.