Cremation is an increasingly popular funeral option in Australia, with over 60% of funerals now being cremations.
Cremation Funeral Options
We understand that arranging a funeral following the loss of a loved one can be an emotional and daunting task. We aim to make it as simple and easy as possible for you.
Direct cremation: Also known as ‘no-service cremation’, ‘basic cremation’ or ‘cremation only’. This is a simple, low-cost funeral option that does not include any type of funeral ceremony or memorial service. The deceased will be cremated and their ashes will be returned to you.
Non-attended Cremation followed by Chapel Service: This is a good option if you need more time for family and friends to organise to travel from interstate or overseas. The deceased will be cremated, without anyone in attendance, and their ashes returned to you. Then at a later date, a funeral service is held at a chapel.
Chapel Service & Cremation: A service is held at the chapel at the crematorium, and cremation occurs immediately following the ceremony.
Church Service & Cremation: A funeral service is held at a church followed by a cremation after the ceremony.
Other Options: Other variations are available, such having a service in a park, beach or other venue. We can help you plan highly personalised funeral services which reflect the character and life of your loved one.
How Much Does Cremation Cost?
The cost of a cremation funeral is considerably cheaper than the cost of a burial funeral. The reason for that is the high price that cemeteries charge for burial plots (currently averaging over $9000 in Sydney) and for opening and closing a grave.
Serenity Family Funerals has a range of cremation funerals at various price points so that whatever your budget, we have something for you.
A direct cremation, which is an unattended cremation without a ceremony, and is the cheapest funeral option available. You’ll receive the ashes of your loved one and you may choose to organize a private memorial service at a future date if you wish.
Budget Cremation Memorial Service
If you want a low cost funeral but you want a bit more than a direct cremation, then you may like our Budget Memorial Service, which is a direct cremation plus a memorial service at least a day or two after the cremation. The ashes of your loved one will be at the memorial service instead of the traditional coffin.
Budget Cremation Funeral
A budget funeral in a chapel.
Elegant Cremation Funeral
A traditional funeral in a chapel or a church.
Dignified Cremation Funeral
A full-service funeral in a chapel or a church with a more up-market coffin.
Get more details about our funeral prices on our pricing page:
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