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Funeral Costs & Options (including Pre-paid)

The cost of a funeral will essentially reflect the personal, cultural and financial needs of your family, and the choices you make.

Durdin & Forgie Family Funeral Directors has a flexible pricing structure, which allows families to choose from a range of services and options.

Our specialist Funeral Director Louise Michael will provide you with an itemised fee proposal, outlining all of the services and costs involved with the funeral that best reflects the life of your loved one and your family’s needs. To talk with her or one of our Funeral Directors simply contact our office.

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Provision of transfer and holding of deceased only

Due to the needs of the family or another providor, we are sometimes asked to effect the local transfer of the deceased into our care at any hour of any day. This cost is $785.00 – $385.00 for the ‘transfer only’ service and $400 for the safe keeping of the deceased for the requested duration in our mortuary facilities.

These costs are included in our Standard Professional Service fee as detailed below when a Funeral Service is provided by us.

At Need Funeral Service Information:

There are generally four main costs associated with a funeral:

Professional service fee + cemetery or crematorium costs + choice of coffin + other optional choices.

Professional Service Fee –

$4,510.00 Incl. GST

Our Professional Service Fee incorporates all of the tasks and services involved in arranging, planning and conducting the funeral, including:

  • Guidance, expertise and care from a team of experienced, professionally trained staff (available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year).
  • Transfer of the deceased from the place of death into our care. (24 hours)
  • Provision of chapel, hearse and mourning cars (if required).
  • Placement of death and funeral notices in the newspaper/s and on our website.
  • Making arrangements with the cemetery/crematorium.
  • Liaising with clergy or a civil celebrant.
  • Liaising with the florist, caterer, musician and other service providers.
  • Provision of all necessary staff and hearse on the day of the funeral.
  • Use of any of our chapel facilities for the service and viewing (if required).
  • Full mortuary care including fluids for preservation (if required)
  • Production and copy of DVD photo presentation (30 photos)
  • Custom memorial book and candle
  • Provision of rosemary tributes (if required)

Durdin & Forgie Family Funeral Directors offer a variety of service options, all of which allow you and your family to tailor them to reflect your individual, personal, cultural and religious requirements.  Simply ask for full details and prices.

If you would like to discuss alternate service options please feel free to talk to any of our funeral directors who will be happy to tailor something to your personal needs.

Coffin or Casket – At Cost. Starting from $990

The price of a coffin/casket* depends entirely on the construction/type, quality, finish and style that is chosen. View a sample of the coffin and casket range.

*If a custom size coffin is required, this larger size will not attract any additional cost.

Cemetery or Crematorium charges – At Cost

These charges are set by the individual cemeteries or crematoria. You may already have a lease for a cemetery, though there may still be a digging cost or the lifting of the ledger to consider.

Other Fees – At Cost

There are generally a range of other services and fees, which are entirely optional, such as:

  • Newspaper notices
  • Orders of Service Booklets, Mass/Liturgy Booklets
  • Floral tributes
  • Clergy/celebrant fee
  • Music
  • Death Certificate
  • Doctors certificates for cremation
  • Catering
  • Cremation Urns

Payment Terms

  • No deposit required.
  • Payment plans can be established for up to a 3 year term. Setup fee applies.
  • Standard 30 day account from the date of the service.

Pre-paid Funeral Plans

Here is a link to our current pamphlet: Download our Pre-paid funeral pamphlet here.

Pre-planning and pre-paying your funeral is a natural part of life with thousands of people doing so each year to beat the rising cost of funerals – view our special packages or use our funeral planning tool to see the cost of pre-paying for a funeral. It will provide you and your family with total peace-of-mind and will help alleviate the stress on your family of making such decisions at the time of your death. We will always provide you with a written quote detailing all of the costs before you decide to proceed. We also securely invest your funds with government approved Fund: Funeral Plan Management. Book an appointment online or call us on (08) 8862 2101.

Please note that these special packages in the pamphlet only are already discounted up to 20% because they are pre-paid.  You have the option to pay the full amount at one time or in instalments over three years.


Durdin & Forgie Family Funeral Directors offer all aspects of funeral services in Balaklava, South Australia. Whether your need is immediate or you’re just planning ahead, our friendly staff are here to help.