fixed costs and options – Wollongong City Funerals

fixed costs and options

Fixed Cost Cremation Packages

At Wollongong City Funerals, we understand that many in our community are looking for certainty when they are considering a funeral for a loved one.

We have been providing funerals for our community for over 40 years. With our knowledge and experience, we have designed a number of fully fixed cost cremation packages which, we believe, cater for a variety of tastes, circumstances and budgets±. Of course, if you have any questions, you can call us on (02) 4261 4488.

 

Fully Tailored Funerals

Alternatively, you may wish to fully tailor the funeral to meet your exact needs. The cost of a funeral can vary considerably, depending on the decisions you make about the style of coffin, floral tributes and catering (to name a few).

There are certain costs that remain the same for any funeral. That’s your starting point. You then add the various options that you choose to make the funeral just right for you.

Basic Fixed Costs (for funerals conducted Monday to Friday)

- Service Fee

All funerals incur a fixed service fee. Unlike other providers, we choose to show you one fee for our services that is inclusive of many items others would consider to be 'optional'

At Wollongong City Funerals, this tailored service fee may include the use of our chapel and use of a room for refreshments. The fee also covers the administration and coordination of all activities related to the funeral service, mortuary care and transportation of your loved one. We also include a memorial book and digital recording of the funeral service^ as part of this fee.

Unlike some other funeral homes, Wollongong City Funerals include the transfer of the deceased within 30 km of the funeral home at no additional charge any time of day or night*

- A Coffin

By law, we must present your loved one in a coffin for their final committal (burial or cremation). Wollongong City Funerals have a range of coffins to suit most tastes and budgets.

- General Disbursements

[Fixed costs for other people/places involved in the funeral]. This includes:

  • Cremation Fee (Mountain View Crematoria www.mvc.net.au)
  • Doctors’ Fees for Cremation (No fee for Coroner’s cases)
  • Copy of Death Registration Certificate

Options

You may decide that you prefer a different coffin, or that you would like to include refreshments or a funeral celebrant. You might also like Wollongong City Funerals to organise a Life Story Presentation of photos showing various aspects of your loved one’s life.

Other options include: size and style of floral arrangements, afterhours prayers/viewing; public notices, and a mourning car for family members to attend the funeral service.

More Information

If you would like an example of the costs involved in a tailored funeral service with Wollongong City Funerals, please enter your name, phone number and email address using our Contact Form. Our friendly staff will be in contact to discuss your options.

Please note: contact made through our website will be responded to during business hours Monday to Friday. If your loved one has passed, we suggest you call our staff directly on (02) 4261 4488 – we are here to assist you 24 hours / 7 days

±Our fixed price funeral packages represent exceptional value. To keep costs reasonable, we do not encourage alterations to these fixed price funeral packages. If changes are required, we would encourage you to consider a fully tailored funeral.

^ Digital recording services are available and are currently provided as complementary for certain funeral packages and with tailored funeral arrangements when the funeral service is conducted at our Wollongong City Funerals Chapel at 48 Baan Baan St Dapto. Due to a number of factors, we specifically do not provide any warranty or guarantee that the funeral recording will work for every funeral

* Exceptions do apply for our Direct Cremation and Tenderness funeral cremation packages - if a transfer is required after hours, an additional fee will apply