No two funerals are the same.  As such, the overall cost of each service can vary greatly, depending on individual wishes and/or requirements.  Our consultants will work closely with you to tailor a service specific to your needs.  At the time of making the arrangements, we will provide an estimate of the costs involved, based on that initial discussion, and the information available at that time. 
As the arrangements progress, we will provide updates to any changes in costs, if applicable.

For most funeral services, our Standard Professional Service Fee of $3995.00 will apply.

Details of what this fee includes can be found on our ‘Standard Service Fee’ page.

The choice of coffin or casket, like all aspects of funeral arrangements, is a very personal one.  Ivan Butler never considered himself to be a salesperson, and this belief has been passed on to his son Michael, and our staff.  We will never influence your decision to have you choose a more expensive option.  From the most basic coffin through to the most elaborate casket, or even a vinyl-wrapped design with personalised printing, the choice is yours.

Historically, the most selected options are a basic polished flat lid coffin, which is $995.00 (a veneered custom board in a sapele or teak coloured finish) or a single-raised lid coffin, which is $1395.00 (a veneered custom board in a sapele or rosewood coloured finish).  
Both options include six gold or silver coloured plastic fixed-bar handles.

If the funeral service is held in our chapel, you may wish to make use of our lounge facilities for refreshments.  Our fee for this is $495.00, including tea, coffee, biscuits, water and cordial.  You are welcome to provide further catering, or we can assist with ordering if required.

If the funeral service is held on a Saturday or Sunday, we have an additional weekend fee of $395.00

All prices listed above include G.S.T.

Further costs may apply for viewings/services that are held outside of regular business hours.

All other Third-Party disbursement costs that apply will be charged accordingly. 
These include, but may not be limited to:

  • Cemetery/Crematorium fees (including Chapel/Lounge if required)
  • Clergy/Church fees
  • Celebrant
  • Floral Tributes
  • Press Notices
  • Memorial Card/Service Sheet printing
  • Slide Show Presentations
  • Webcasting of the Service
  • Doctors’ Certificates for Cremation
  • Cremation Permit
  • Death Registration and Certificate
  • Mourning Cars for the Family
  • Musician/Vocalist fees

Our standard payment terms are as follows:
A deposit is required in the days leading up to the service.  Then, following the service, our itemised invoice detailing all costs, any payments received, and the outstanding balance owing, will be issued. 
The final balance will be due within 21 days from the date of the invoice.

No Service Option

For various reasons, you or your loved one may not wish to have a funeral service in the traditional sense.  Therefore, we offer a simplified arrangement, known as a direct cremation or burial.  This is a no service, no attendance arrangement, whereby we liaise directly with the crematorium or cemetery to arrange the cremation or burial directly, with no one in attendance.
For these arrangements, we have a reduced Professional Service Fee as follows:

  • Burial: $3495.00 (including G.S.T.)
  • Cremation: $2995.00 (including G.S.T.)

    These fees include a basic unpolished custom board coffin.
    The opportunity for the family to use our chapel for viewing/I.D. is available.

Disbursement costs that will apply include, but may not be limited to:

  • Cemetery/Crematorium fees
  • Doctors’ Certificates
  • Cremation Permit
  • Death Registration and Certificate
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