We discuss the most common questions about no service funerals and low-cost funerals in Australia. This article is provided by Sydney Coffins. Sydney Coffins is a memorial product and funeral provider in Australia, specialising in unique and personalised coffins, caskets and funerals.
The most common low-cost funeral is also known as a no service funeral. This is a when a body is cremated or buried almost immediately after death. There is no formal funeral service or graveside service. A no service funeral is the most affordable funeral option.
A no service funeral can be a good option for those who would like to spend a minimal amount. You may want to read ‘Cremation process in Australia explained‘ article and the ‘5 reasons Australian funerals can be so expensive‘.
What is the difference between a basic funeral and a no service funeral?
A basic funeral may still include a funeral service. The funeral service will most likely be a burial side funeral service (a service held beside the burial plot rather than in a hired event hall. A no service funeral does not include any funeral service at any location.
How much does a basic funeral cost in Sydney?
Prices vary depending on your location in Australia. A basic funeral cost in Sydney costs between $3,000-$6,000.
How much does no service funeral cost in Sydney?
Prices vary depending on your location in Australia. A no service funeral in Sydney costs between $1,200 – $3,500.
I am interested in a basic funeral but l would like a service
If you want to have a basic priced funeral with a service then you may want to arrange a memorial service. A memorial service is a funeral service held after a deceased person has been buried or cremated. It can be days, and even weeks after later in a hired hall, church or even a home.
Another option is a burial side service. A burial side service is when a funeral service is held beside the final resting place of the deceased.
How do l arrange a no service funeral?
Contact a funeral home or funeral director and ask for a detailed price list for a ‘no service funeral’. They should be able to email you a quote or provide it in detail over the phone. If you agree to the price they will begin the arrangements for a no service funeral.
Why is a no service funeral so much cheaper?
A no service funeral is cheaper because it does not include the services and products that standard funerals include. For example preparation of the body, a celebrant, hearse hire, hiring a venue or hall, flowers etc.
Is a no service funeral suitable for me?
Most no service funerals are cremation funerals. This is often the case as cremation funerals are cheaper than burial funerals because a burial funeral generally requires a memorial resting place (burial plot) and this cost can significantly bring the price up. If you prefer a burial funeral then a no service funeral might not be the option. You may want to choose a basic burial funeral with or without the service included depending on how much you are willing to spend.
Does your religion accept cremation? Some religious traditions do not accept cremation funerals so take this into consideration if you choose a no service funeral.
If you have a family burial plot then a burial funeral is financially the best option as the fee for cremation will then be excluded from the funeral price list.