A lot of time and effort goes into planning a funeral.
The average cost of a burial in Australia is around $19,000 (including the cost for the monument and cemetery fees). Much of the total cost is made up by cemetery fees which are being driven upwards by the fact that land supply is rapidly shrinking.
The average cost of a cremation in Australia is around $6,000 – $8,000.
Before you make plans, here are a few questions you need to ask yourself about the loved one that you are planning the funeral for:
Thanks to Gathered Here for this handy checklist
Burial or cremation?
Religion of the service (if any)?
Do you own a burial plot?
If not, do you have a preferred cemetery or crematorium?
What location(s) or venue(s) would you like the funeral service to take place at?
– Funeral home chapel
– Place of worship
– Cemetery or crematorium chapel
– Private property
– Public space (like a park or beach)
– What would you like to do with remains?
If a burial:
If a cremation:
Cemetery lawn or rose garden
Kept in the family home
If you want to avoid leaving behind a large funeral bill for your loved ones, you can opt for one of these 3 options:
* Funeral insurance
* Pre-paid funerals
* Funeral bonds
You can compare funeral plans here
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