Costs

Making funeral arrangements can be a difficult experience and our professional and compassionate consultants are here to guide you through every step of the process. We will work with you to help you understand the many different options and the costs associated with them. There are many elements to a funeral service and each of these will affect the total cost. At the end of the arrangements, you will be provided with a written estimate of costs.

Please feel free to call in to our office at 94-96 Talbragar Street Dubbo or call 6882 2434 and we will be happy to discuss your individual requirements with you.

All fees listed below are exclusive of GST.

Mandatory Items 
Burial Service – Required Fees 
Professional Service Fee$3,100.00
Transfer fee from place of death to funeral home within 30kms$250.00
Transfer fee from place of death to funeral home outside 30kms$250.00 plus $1.00/km
Mortuary Care$250.00
Selected Coffin/CasketAs selected
Cemetery Fees – Burial plot and gravedigging feesprepurchased by family
**Travel – outside 30km from funeral home to funeral service location$1/km/vehicle
  
Cremation Service – Required Fees 
Professional Service Fee$3,100.00
Transfer fee from place of death to funeral home within 30kms$250.00
Transfer fee from place of death to funeral home outside 30kms$250.00 plus $1.00/km
Mortuary Care$250.00
Selected Coffin/CasketAs selected
Cremation Certificates x 2$99.00 each
Cremation Fee (delivery only)$610.91
**Travel – after 30km from funeral home to funeral service location$1/km/vehicle
  
No Service/No Attendance Cremation 
Professional Service Fee$1,500.00
Transfer fee from place of death to funeral home within 30kms$250.00
Transfer fee from place of death to funeral home outside 30kms$250.00 plus $1.00/km
Mortuary Care$250.00
Basic Coffin$950.00
Cremation Certificates x 2$99.00 each
Cremation Fee (delivery only)$610.91
  
Non-Mandatory Items 
Optional Extras 
Churches, chapels, venues, ministers, celebrants, organists, bagpipersAt cost
Floral casket cover – small$200.00
Floral casket cover – medium$300.00
Floral casket cover – large$400.00
Petals $30.00 per basket
Advertising (newspaper, radio)At cost
Facebook NoticeNo charge
Memorium Book – White$85.00
Memorium Book – Timber$120.00
Grave Marker$80.00
Orders of Service Booklets – Preparation$100.00
Orders of Service Booklets – Printing – 1 A4 Page (4 page booklet)$1.00 per booklet
Orders of Service Booklets – Printing – 2 A4 Pages (8 page booklet)$1.75 per booklet
Travel – outside 30km from funeral home$1.00/km/vehicle
Storage of deceased in our mortuary beyond 5 days$30.00/day
Should additional staff be required for funeral services$200.00 per required staff member
Saturday Ratesincur additional charges
  
Coffins/Caskets 
We offer our families a range of coffins from$950.00-$1950.00
Timber CasketsFrom $3,300.00
Stainless Steel Metal CasketsFrom $5,500.00
** Oversize coffins attract additional fees 

Disclosures
Shakespeare Funerals is proudly owned by Paul & Barbara Carter and managed by Laura Carter.
Our registered mortuary is located at 94-96 Talbragar Street, Dubbo.
Transportation of the deceased prior to burial or cremation will be in a suitable vehicle owned by our company.
The deceased will be kept in our mortuary and will only be transported for the purposes of the funeral service as per the final agreement.
Our company may use the service of a mortuary transfer service in a refrigerated vehicle for long haul and interstate transfers.

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