Our Pricing

Tender Funerals has at its core a mission to provide funeral services to those in our community who may be experiencing financial hardship. We believe that no-one should miss out on having access to a helpful, beautiful funeral service, so we have developed a model to make our services more accessible. This means we can offer a concession rate to you and we will have a conversation with you to determine your needs.

This model is made viable by the families who use Tender and can afford to pay full price and is further supported via donations from the community.

Terms and Conditions

We will have a conversation with you to determine your eligibility for a concessional rate. You may be eligible if you meet one (or more) of the following criteria:

– Being eligible for income support

– Healthcare card, pension card, concession or student card holder

– Having to go into debt to pay for the funeral

– The impact on the family household income as a result of the death.

– living in social housing

*please note prices below are priced at the non- concessional rate.

Current Price List as at January 2021

Funeral Director Fee*No Service No Attendance (Private cremation)$840$924
This covers the wages for the funeral director during the arrangement, managing logistics and necessary paperwork and at the funeral on the day. This is higher because it requires more staff time on logistics as well as on the day of the funeral
Benevolent Funeral PaymentThis amount is removed from the account if concession is applicable. This payment goes towards supporting the burial/cremation of people experiencing extreme financial hardship$227.27$250
Refrigeration/Storage*Up to 4 Weeks
This is any amount of time the deceased spends in our care up to 4 weeks
$200.00 $220
Additional 2 Weeks
As above
$250.00 $275
Standard Mortuary Care* This is the minimum standard of care. We work to receive everyone as a person, so we wrap the deceased in a sheet and place a pillow under their head so they aren’t only being stored in a body bag. This cost covers the time and resources required to provide this minimal level of care, as well as the time and care of placing someone into their coffin. We do this for EVERYONE unless requested not to by family$100.00 $110
Bathing & DressingBy Tender
This covers ‘mortuary care’ performed by Tender. That might be sacred washing, dressing or wrapping, closing of the eyes and mouth, shaving, makeup on request or managing physical effects of medical intervention such as IV drip punctures
$300.00 $330
By Family with Support from Tender
This covers the hire of the mortuary space and the availability of a staff member to be present for assistance
By Family 
This covers the hire of the mortuary space and equipment
$150.00 $165
EmbalmingPreservation of the body required for Crypt, Vault and Mausoleum interment or for repatriationEstimated $800.00$880
Extended Viewing/Vigil Booking the Tender space for a number of hours to spend time with the deceased$150.00 Negotiable $165
Body Transportation*Incl 2 transports in the Tender van
This is to transport the deceased from hospital/nursing home/home to tender then to the Funeral/cemetery/crematorium.
If a hearse is hired on the day of the funeral then only half of this fee is charged
$300.00 $330
Extra Body Transportations If the body is required to be transported again$150.00 $165
After Hours Call Out FeeCharged on weekdays between 5pm to 9am and on weekends when Mortuary transfer company is engaged
This is charged on top of the usual transportation fee
$500.00 $550
After Hours Call Our FeeCharged on weekdays between 5pm to 9am and on weekends when Tender staff come to do transfer a deceased into our care
This is charged on top of the usual transportation fee
After Hours Arrangement FeeCharged on weekdays between 5pm to 9am and on weekends when Tender staff meet with a family to arrange a funeral$175$192.50
Death Certificate*Death Certificate
Official Death Certificate from Births, Death & Marriages sent via registered post after the cremation/burial
$60.00 $60
Death Certificate & Cremation Papers
As above plus the Attending Practitioners Cremation Permit and the Medical Referee Cremation Permit required for cremation of non-coronial cases
$280.00 $308
Coffin*Cardboard Coffin
Can be used as is or decorated in artwork. Favoured by environmentalists
$115.45 $127
MDF Coffin
Can be used as is or decorated in artwork
$365.00 $401.50
Oak Coffin
This is an MDF coffin with an oak look finish
$465.00 $511.50
Rosewood Coffin
This is an MDF coffin with a rosewood look finish
$485.00 $533.50
Woven Coffin
Handwoven from seagrass and willow handwoven
$510.00 $561
Made to MeasurePOA 
Crematorium FeeLakeside (Incl 45min Chapel Hire)$580.00 $638
Mountain View $720.91 $793
Witness Insertion Lakeside$550.00 $605
Mountain View $300.00 $330
Interment (Grave Digging)Kembla Grange starting at $1,440.91 $1,585
Chapel HireTender Accommodating approx. 10 people for 2 hours$250.00 $275
WMG 1 Hour$118.18 $130
WMG Additional Hour$118.18 $130
Lakeside 45mins (Incl in Cremation fee)$270.00 $297
Lakeside Additional 45min$280.00 $308
Cold Plate HireFirst 3 Days (Minimum Hire Charge)$150.00 $165
Extra Day (5 days Maximum usage)$50.00 $55
CelebrantA Celebrant can be hired to be the main speaker for the funeral ceremony$500.00 $500
PriestApprox $350-$400POA 
Hearse Hire3 Hours (Minimum Hire Charge)$500.00 $550
Death/Funeral NoticePrice subject to number of lines (Average $120)POA 
Distance FeePer Transport 
Charged if Tender travels either 1 hour or 60kms away from the office.
$350.00 $385
Tender Artist/Musician Textile and Musical Artists $65 Per Hour (min 3 hour)$195.00 
Singer/Organist Church singers/organists$327.27 
Additional Staff Member Charged if extra staff are required$200.00 
Islamic Burial FrameFrame for bottom of grave used in Islamic burial including hire of transport shell$300.00 
REALM Scarf Keepsake made from funeral flowers
2 scarves - $150
3 - $200
4 - $250
Live streamingDependent upon funeral locationPOA
Projector hireHire of indoor projector and screen$35
Condolence BookA ring binder book for mourners to sign as a record of attendance$30$33
Crucifix or CrossCrucifix or Cross attached to coffin Silver$25.45$28
Crucifix or CrossCrucifix or Cross attached to coffin Gold$29.10$32
This meeting is to consult with one of our Funeral Directors and have your pre-need funeral wishes recorded. This amount will be deducted from the total cost of the funeral when it becomes at need. Tender does not offer pre-paid funerals at this stage$70$77
Funeral Director Fee NSNA$80$88
Funeral Director for Funeral$160.00 $176
Wicker Coffin$200.00 $220
Special Order CoffinPOA 
Transport$100.00 $110
Cremation Paperwork$220$245
Most crematoriums provide the cremation of babies and children free of charge