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Our prices for the services we provide - upfront.

I am not sure if I am the cheapest funeral director in Perth, Rockingham, Mandurah, Northam or Gingin and surrounding areas. However if you can find a better promoted price I will ensure that you have the best value for money when it comes to planning that you have the funeral service that you want, without cutting any corners. You can see what you get for the hard earned dollars you will spend with our price schedule.

We at A Class Funerals believe that all funeral directors we offer and provide truly dignified and memorable service. We offer personal service , by the same personal the way through this very emotional time. We will tailor our services to suit your budget without ever sacrificing the quality of the care for the deceased.

If you have any concerns on cost we provide advice on allowances and rebates, and we are always available to give advice without obligation.

Summary - we offer approximately a huge discount to people who prepay their funeral (even if it is paid the day before).

  Full service Cremation Full service Burial No service Cremation Current Approximate price
Standard 5500 5500 $2750 + cemetery fee * Cemetery Fee = $700
Paid before funeral $3300 + cemetery fee* $3630 +cemetery fee** $2200 + cemetery fee **Burial Fee = $1200

What do you get for your money - compare this with the BIG funeral directors.

Everything you need for a funeral is below. Compare our prices for services. See if you can spot the differences.

A Class Funerals The BIG Funeral Directors
Pick up of the deceased 24/7. No late call out fee Pick up of the deceased 24/7.
We come to you for all the arrangements. They can come to you for all the arrangements.
Care of the deceased in fully licensed premises. Care of the deceased in fully licensed premises.
Preparation and dignified care of the deceased for the funeral. Preparation and dignified care of the deceased for the funeral.
All the legal work attended to for the funeral All the legal work attended to for the funeral
An appropriate coffin for the funeral An appropriate coffin for the funeral
All preparations made for the Chapel Service All preparations made for the Chapel Service
Our in house Celebrant if required Our in house Celebrant if required
A full licensed hearse to convey the coffin to the cemetery or Service A full licensed hearse to convey the coffin to the cemetery or Service
A registered copy of the death Certificate A registered copy of the death Certificate
A floral spray A floral spray
Use of our Chapel Use of their Chapel
   

Compare apples with apples. We are considerably cheaper for a similar quality and experiences service.

 

Responsibility for the funeral

The person responsible for paying the funeral account is the one who signs the authorisation for the funeral to be conducted. A prepaid funeral plan will eliminate or reduce costs at the time of arranging a funeral, depending on the type of contract. See below for information on Who usually has responsibility for the funeral arrangements.

If you wish to discuss funeral costs in more specific detail, please feel free to contact us. We are always available for advice and there is never any obligation on your part.

The executor of the dead person is responsible for disposal of the body. If there is no executor, it is the responsibility of the most senior next of kin. In the circumstances that the next of kin does not want to be involved, the funeral can be treated as a destitute burial, conducted by the government contractor. In most situations the executor will be a family member and/or a person keen to implement the family's wishes concerning the funeral. However, situations arise in which conflicts occur within families and the executor is required to make the final decision.

The executor is not bound by any directions the dead person left in his/her will, except that the body may not be cremated if the dead person wished otherwise.

YOU WILL BE OFFERED A FULL WRITTEN ESTIMATE, SO ALL COSTS WILL BE CLEARLY AND FAIRLY STATED. YOU WILL KNOW EXACTLY WHAT COST IS INVOLVED.  THIS PRICE WILL NOT CHANGE UNLESS YOU OPT FOR ANY ADDITIONAL SERVICES AT A LATER DATE.

  YOUR OPTIONS FOR SETTLING THE ACCOUNT ARE:

  • CASH
  • CHEQUE
  • DIRECT DEPOSIT

PLEASE NOTE:
EARLY SETTLEMENT DISCOUNT ON OUR CHARGES FOR PAYMENTS MADE PRIOR TO THE DAY OF THE FUNERAL.

 
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Other Options
There can be numerous factors that will affect the ultimate funeral cost. The most common cause of extra cost are personal press notices, memorial cards or hymn sheets, additional catering, additional floral tributes, alternative coffin or casket selections and, on occasions, the provision of an organist or piper. Your funeral consultant will be able to provide you with a detailed estimate of any additional costs once you have discussed your exact requirements.

There are many ways to personalise the funeral of a family member or friend. Here are some suggestions that COST NOTHING but may help to make the funeral as memorable as it should be:

  • Part or all of the service read by family or friends.
  • Have a memorial service (without the coffin in attendance) at home or in a park or a hall
  • Display of photographs or other memorabilia during and after the service.
  • drape a flag or special clothing over the coffin for the service
  • Special favourite songs or poems to be read or played.
  • memorial cards or hymn sheets
  • have a wake at home (can't self cater at cemeteries!)

Don't be afraid to make suggestions to your funeral consultant who will be receptive to your ideas and help to make them a reality.
 

What Really Goes Into Funeral Costs?

Typically the charges for funeral service fall into three different categories:

1. Professional Service Fee - for care, presentation, preparation and delivery of the deceased for the service.The services of the funeral director (or other provider), including the services of the funeral director and staff; embalming and/or other preparation of the body, if necessary; use of the facilities required to a visitation or ceremony; and vehicles, such as the hearse or limousine.
2. Coffin or casket - traditional coffins and caskets start from around $880, or there are our environmentally friendly Apollo caskets. There are also memorial burial vaults and cremation urns that you might like to consider.
3. Cemetery fees - for cremation or burial
4. Other funeral costs charged by others
; newspapers; clergy / celebrants; florists; stationery like acknowledgement cards;  and others.

In most cases, the funeral home will help to coordinate these services, but the charges may not appear on the funeral home statement. You may have to pay these other parties directly, perhaps prior to the funeral or final disposition of the body.
 

Who usually has responsibility for the funeral arrangements - order of authority - wife, child/ eldest,

 

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Prices and details are correct as at 01.03.2008. However all prices are subject to change without notice and current prices will be confirmed on contact with this office.