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Funeral Pricing, Transparency & Personalisation

At Ian J. Arthur & Sons, we believe that the funeral industry should be much more transparent, particularly with regards to prices. Unfortunately for many years there has been a shroud of secrecy around prices meaning that some funeral directors have taken advantage of grieving families. We want to break that mould. Therefore on this page we publish the standard starting point for pricing of six different common types of funerals.

However, we also understand that there is an increasing desire by families for the farewell of the person they love to be a personalised, well crafted service which is specific and uniquely suited to the person who has passed away. Therefore we encourage you to contact us to discuss the requirements of your family. It would be our privilege to help you design a wonderful farewell for your loved one.

Basic Cremation Service*

Starting from $6,853

Inclusions Price
Celebrant/Clergy $385
Coffin (Richmond range) $1,295
Cremation & Chapel Hire** $1,353
Death Certificate $60
Doctors’ Cremation Certificates $240
Flowers (sheaf) $175
Professional Fees*** $3,345
TOTAL $6,853
*Terms and Conditions Apply (see below)
**Varies between crematoriums
***Professional Fees include:

  • 24 Hour Transfers
  • Mortuary Care and Preparation
  • All staffing
  • Liaison with all third parties
  • Administrative needs
  • Death Registration with NSW BD&M
  • Modern Black Ford Hearse
  • Collection and Delivery of ashes to family

Church Service Followed by a
Non Attended Cremation*

Starting from $6,090

Inclusions Price
Clergy $385
Coffin (Richmond range) $1,295
Cremation $590
Death Certificate $60
Doctors’ Cremation Certificates $240
Flowers (sheaf) $175
Professional Fees*** $3,345
TOTAL $6,090
NB: Does not include church fees
*Terms and Conditions Apply (see below)
***Professional Fees include:

  • 24 Hour Transfers
  • Mortuary Care and Preparation
  • All staffing
  • Liaison with all third parties
  • Administrative needs
  • Death Registration with NSW BD&M
  • Modern Black Ford Hearse
  • Collection and Delivery of ashes to family

Church Service Followed by Attended Cremation Service*

Starting from $7,453

Inclusions Price
Clergy $385
Coffin (Richmond range) $1,295
Cremation & Chapel Hire** $1,353
Death Certificate $60
Doctors’ Cremation Certificates $240
Flowers (sheaf) $175
Professional Fees*** $3,945
TOTAL $7,453
NB: Does not include church fees
*Terms and Conditions Apply (see below)
**Varies between crematoriums
***Professional Fees include:

  • 24 Hour Transfers
  • Mortuary Care and Preparation
  • All staffing
  • Liaison with all third parties
  • Administrative needs
  • Death Registration with NSW BD&M
  • Modern Black Ford Hearse
  • Collection and Delivery of ashes to family

No Service No Attendance Cremation Package*

Starting from $1,995

Inclusions Price
Basic Cremation Coffin Included
Cremation Included
Death Certificate Included
Doctors’ Cremation Certificates Included
Professional Fees*** Included
TOTAL $1,995
This package is used when a formal funeral service is not required. The deceased is collected from their place of death, the cremation is performed and the ashes are returned to the family. Families often organise a service or gathering at a home, club or other venue.

*Terms and Conditions Apply (see below)
***Professional Fees include:

  • 24 Hour Transfers
  • Mortuary Care
  • All staffing
  • Liaison with all third parties
  • Administrative needs
  • Death Registration with NSW BD&M
  • Collection and Delivery of ashes to family

Small Chapel Service Followed by a
Non Attended Cremation*

Starting from $4,740

Inclusions Price
Celebrant/Clergy $385
Coffin (Richmond range) $1,295
Cremation & Chapel Hire** $590
Death Certificate $60
Doctors’ Cremation Certificates $240
Flowers (sheaf) $175
Professional Fees*** $1,995
TOTAL $4,740
NB: Does not include church fees
*Terms and Conditions Apply (see below)
**In our Castle Hill Chapel – maximum 15 persons
***Professional Fees include:

  • 24 Hour Transfers
  • Mortuary Care and Preparation
  • All staffing
  • Liaison with all third parties
  • Administrative needs
  • Death Registration with NSW BD&M
  • Modern Black Ford Hearse
  • Collection and Delivery of ashes to family

Basic Burial (Graveside) Service*

Starting from $5,260

Inclusions Price
Celebrant/Clergy $385
Coffin (Richmond range) $1,295
Death Certificate $60
Flowers (sheaf) $175
Professional Fees*** $3,345
TOTAL $5,260
NB: Does not include cemetery costs
*Terms and Conditions Apply (see below)
***Professional Fees include:

  • 24 Hour Transfers
  • Mortuary Care and Preparation
  • All staffing
  • Liaison with all third parties
  • Administrative needs
  • Death Registration with NSW BD&M
  • Modern Black Ford Hearse

Church or Chapel Service
Followed by Burial*

Starting from $5,860

Inclusions Price
Celebrant/Clergy $385
Coffin (Richmond range) $1,295
Death Certificate $60
Flowers (sheaf) $175
Professional Fees*** $3,945
TOTAL $5,860
NB: Does not include church/chapel fees or cemetery costs
*Terms and Conditions Apply (see below)
***Professional Fees include:

  • 24 Hour Transfers
  • Mortuary Care and Preparation
  • All staffing
  • Liaison with all third parties
  • Administrative needs
  • Death Registration with NSW BD&M
  • Modern Black Ford Hearse

Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.

Additional Options

Additional Options Price
Service/Mass Booklets (starting from) $3/each
Single Stem Tribute Roses $5/each
Newspaper Notice (approx) $450
Bagpiper $300
Dove Release (3 doves) $275
Slideshow Preparation $200
*Terms & Conditions:
1. All prices listed include GST.
2. Prices for funeral services conducted within the Sydney metropolitan area.
3. Saturday and Sunday services incur additional charges.
4. Transfers outside the Sydney metropolitan area incur additional charges.
5. Charges are subject to variation without notice.
6. Final cost is dependent on options chosen and will be confirmed by provision of an itemised tax invoice prior to the funeral.

Disclosures :
As per the Funeral Goods and Services Information Standard contained in the Fair Trading Regulation 2019 under the Fair Trading Act 1987:

a. Our Mortuary facilities are located at 3 Stout Street, Mt Druitt and are owned by Sydney Mortuary Services [SMS].
b. Transport of the deceased will be in a unmarked mortuary van either by Ian J. Arthur & Sons [IJA], or SMS and the deceased will be kept either at SMS and/or the Castle Hill Office of IJA.
c. We do from time to time engage other contractors to transfer our deceased when logistical issues arise.
d. We use all the major and some private crematoriums in Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong for burial and cremation purposes and our deceased are transferred in unmarked mortuary vans or hearses in accordance with Health Department regulations.

Please don’t hesitate to ask us any questions that may arise.