We believe funerals and funeral care should be meaningful, authentic and affordable.
On average, a Tender Funeral costs between $3,834 and $4,500, depending on the services and products chosen. This is well below the industry average.
To maintain transparency, we openly share our pricing and help families identify which services are a good fit for them and best celebrate the life of the person they love. A cost summary for our services is outlined in the tables below.
Our lowest cost funeral is $3834, including all essential items legally required. If you are eligible for our concessional pricing, this price may be further reduced. See the information via the link below. Inclusions for this price: GST, funeral director fee, benevolent funeral payment, refrigerated accomodation/care, beautiful and diginified mortuary care on arrival, transport of your person into our care, death certificate, cremation paperwork, an eco cardboard coffin, and direct cremation fee at Innes Gardens Memorial Park. This price also includes visiting with your person before cremation, affording you time to say your goodbye which can be a very healing process and contribute to healthy bereavement. We don’t charge a fee for this.
Speak with our staff to find out more or if you’d like to plan ahead, make a time to discuss funeral pre-arrangement.
*Please note: prices below include GST where applicable and are at the weekday, adult, non-concessional rate.
Fees, as updated July 2023
|OUR FEES||INCLUSIONS REQUIRED FOR FUNERAL||$|
|Funeral Director Fee||Direct cremation (no ceremony or attendance). Includes the support and advice of the Funeral Director for the preparations, logistics and legal documentation required.||$1579|
|Cremation/burial with ceremony. Includes the support and advice of the Funeral Director to manage the funeral arrangements, logistics and legal documentation required, and to attend the funeral on the day.||$2407|
|Benevolent Funeral Payment||This payment goes towards supporting the burial/cremation of people experiencing extreme financial hardship. This amount is removed from the account if concession is applicable.||$250|
|Transportation||Transport of your person from a hospital/aged care facility/residence to our mortuary, then to the funeral/cemetery/crematorium. Includes 2 transports in the Tender transfer van. If a hearse is hired on the day of the funeral then only half of this fee is charged.||$383|
|After Hours Transport||Charged on weekdays between 5pm to 9am and on weekends when Tender staff bring your person into our care. This is charged on top of the usual transportation fee||$497|
|Mortuary Care||We receive everyone as a person, so we take care of your person's hygiene, wrap them in a sheet and place a pillow under their head. This cost covers the time and resources required to provide this minimal level of care, as well as the time and care of placing your person into their coffin. We do this for EVERYONE unless requested not to by family.||$127|
|Refrigerated Care (up to 4 weeks)||Accommodation and care of your person in our mortuary for up to 4 weeks.||$255|
|Legal Documentation Required||Death Certificate||$66|
|Cremation Papers - Attending Practitioners Cremation Permit||$128|
|Medical Referee Cremation Permit required for cremation of non-coronial cases||$120|
|Cremation/burial fee||See table below||$700 (from)|
|Made to measure or special order||POA|
|OUR FEES||ADDITIONAL ITEMS YOU MIGHT NEED, OR CHOOSE TO HAVE|
|Additional Staff Member||Charged if extra staff are required, for a large funeral||$243|
|Extra Transportations||If your person is required to be transported again||$191|
|Distance Fee||Per km for distances of more than 80km||$4.40 per km|
|Refrigerated care (additional 2 weeks)||Accommodation of your person, additional 2 weeks||$318
|Bathing and Dressing||By Tender|
This covers ‘mortuary care’ performed by Tender. That might be sacred washing, dressing or wrapping, closing of the eyes and mouth, shaving, makeup on request or managing physical effects of medical intervention such as IV drip punctures
|By Family with Support from Tender|
This covers the hire of the mortuary space and the availability of a staff member to be present for assistance
|By Family |
This covers the hire of the mortuary space and equipment
|Embalming||Preservation of your person required for Crypt, Vault and Mausoleum interment or for repatriation||POA|
|After Hours Call Out Fee||Charged on weekdays between 5pm to 9am and on weekends when Tender staff come to bring your person into our care.|
This is charged on top of the usual transportation fee
|After Hours Arrangement Fee||Charged on weekdays between 5pm to 9am and on weekends when Tender staff meet with a family to arrange a funeral||$223|
|Cold Plate Hire||First 3 Days (Minimum Hire Charge)||$191|
|Cold Plate Transport||$191|
|Cold Plate - Extra Day (5 days Maximum usage)||$64|
|Celebrant||A Celebrant can be hired to be the main speaker for the funeral ceremony||$440|
|Venue Hire||A number of venues, such as community halls and chapels are available at various costs. For more information, please speak with one of our Funeral Directors||POA|
|Hearse Hire||3 Hours (Minimum Hire Charge)||POA|
|Death/Funeral Notice||Price subject to number of lines||POA|
|Live streaming||Dependent upon funeral location||POA|
|Tender Room Hire||1.5 hour hire of the Tender Funerals Service Rooms||$322|
|OUR FEES||FOR BABIES 20 weeks or more gestation. For babies under 20 weeks gestation, please phone to discuss options and pricing.|
|Funeral Director Fee (no funeral)||$97|
|Funeral Director Fee (with funeral)||$194|
|Transport (includes two transports)||$243|
|Cremation Fee||Prices vary depending on crematorium|
|Burial Fee||Prices vary depending on cemetery|
|CEMETERY & CREMATORIA FEES|
|Innes Gardens Memorial Park Crematorium||Cremation Fee + chapel service||$1500|
|Direct Cremation - No ceremony, no attendance||$750|
|Cremation - child under 4 weeks||$266|
|Cremation - child 4 weeks - 12 years||$705|
|Port Macquarie Crematorium||Cremation - Adult||$700|
|Innes Gardens Memorial Park Cemetery||Interment (Grave Digging) - Previously reserved plots (single sites - single depth, or 2nd Interment - double site)||$2468 (from)|
|Burial Plot - Adult, new plot (double depth x 2 interment rights)||$6605|
|Interment (Grave Digging) - New plots, adult||$2468|
|Burial Plot - Child (Up to 12yrs)||$1074|
|Interment (Grave Digging) - Child (Up to 12yrs)||$1232|
|Wauchope/Laurieton/Outlying Cemeteries||Interment (Grave Digging) - Adult||$1683|
|PMQ General Cemetery||Interment (Grave Digging) - Prior reservation plots only||$2265|
|PMHC Cemeteries||Burial Plot - Adult||$2595|
|Burial Plot - Child (up to 12yrs)||$930|
|Interment (Grave Digging) - Child (up to 12yrs)||$1085|
|Kempsey Shire Council Cemeteries||Application for Perpetual Interment Right (if there is no existing Interment Right)||$2100|
|Interment - in a reserved site if reservation made prior to January 1994 (lawn section only)||$1210|
|Second Interment - in an existing gravesite||$1860|
You Have Options
When planning a funeral, it’s important to understand your options so you’re empowered to make decisions that are right for you and your family. Our services are led by your and your family’s needs, we won’t push you to purchase anything you don’t need.
Further educational resources are available in the ‘RESOURCES’ section of the Tender Funerals Mid North Coast website, including answers to all your Frequently Asked Questions, plus downloadable Infosheets on topics from bereavement and loss, to pre-arranging a funeral.
Tender Funerals respects the traditions of Indigenous communities and the needs of the many different cultural and religious communities across Australia. We welcome discussion and guidance on how we can best meet every family’s wishes and traditions.
Pre-arranging a funeral
Speak with our staff to find out more or if you’d like to book an appointment to plan ahead or discuss funeral pre-arrangement.