What is the cost of a funeral?

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

Peter Tobin Funerals has a flexible pricing structure, which allows families to choose from a range of services and options.

Some people prefer to obtain information on services, options and prices before engaging a funeral director.

That’s why we established our Funeral Advice Line, where our specialist Funeral Planners provide obligation-free guidance and advice.

Our specialist Funeral Planners 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 one of our Funeral Planners contact us on 03 8595 5143

There are generally three main costs associated with a funeral:

1 - Professional service fee

Peter Tobin Professional Service fee incorporates the various tasks and services typically involved in arranging, planning and conducting a funeral.

Our Professional Service fee includes:

  • Guidance, expertise, care and attention from a team of professionally trained staff
    (available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year).
  • Transfer of the deceased from the place of death into our care during business hours.
  • Mortuary care by experienced and qualified embalming staff at one of our accredited mortuary facilities.
  • Availability of our Doveton Park Funeral Centre for the initial arrangement meeting, the viewing and/or vigil for the service and refreshments.
  • Registration of death with the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
  • Making arrangements with all third parties.
  • All necessary staff, one hearse and a mourning coach on the day of the funeral.
  • Webcast of service, when choosing a chapel service.
  • Advice and support following the funeral. 

Our Professional Service fee excludes:

  • “After hours" - transfer of the deceased person.
  • “After hours” - rosary or vigil prayers or viewing.
  • Full embalming (required for overseas repatriation and other situations).
  • Weekend or Public Holiday fees.
  • Travel outside our usual operating area.
  • Additional vehicles
  • Payment to third parties, which are called third party fees

2 - Third party fees

These consist of the monies paid out by Peter Tobin on your behalf to other parties in order to carry out the funeral in accordance with your instructions.

These include payments for:

  • Cemetery or Crematorium.
  • Clergy or Celebrant.
  • Musician and/or Vocalist.
  • Venue hire.
  • Floral tributes.
  • Death and funeral notices.
  • Registered Death Certificate.
  • Medical Certificate required for Crematorium.
  • Coffin or casket.
  • Memories & Tributes options.


3 - Goods & services tax

  • GST is payable on Peter Tobin fees and the supply of all related products and services.

Download our Goods and Services booklet. (pdf)