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 healing, beautiful funeral service, so we have developed a model to make our services more accessible. This means we can offer a concession rate to people who are eligible. 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 April 2022

  Ex GSTIncl GST
Funeral Director Fee*No Service No Attendance (Private cremation)$840.00$924.00
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$250.00
Refrigeration/Storage*Up to 4 Weeks
This is any amount of time the deceased spends in our care up to 4 weeks
$200.00 $220.00
Additional 2 Weeks
As above
$250.00 $275.00
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 $110.00
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 $330.00
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 $165.00
EmbalmingPreservation of the body required for Crypt, Vault and Mausoleum interment or for repatriationPOAPOA
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 $330.00
Extra Body Transportations If the body is required to be transported again$150.00 $165.00
Distance FeePer km for distances of more than 80km$3.64 per km$4.00 per km
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$175.00$192.50
Death Certificate*Death Certificate
Official Death Certificate from Births, Death & Marriages sent via registered post after the cremation/burial
$60.00 $60.00
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 $308.00
Coffin*Cardboard Coffin
Can be used as is or decorated in artwork. Eco-friendly option.
Child CoffinPOAPOA
Teak Coffin
This is an MDF coffin with an teak look finish
$455.00 $500.50
Rosewood Coffin
This is an MDF coffin with a rosewood look finish
$475.00 $522.50
Woven Coffin
Handwoven from seagrass and willow handwoven. Eco-friendly option.
$815.00 $896.50
Woven Coffin
Made to MeasurePOA POA
Crematorium FeeInnes Gardens Memorial Garden
Cremation + chapel service
Direct Cremation - No service, no attendance$571.81$629.00
Interment (Grave Digging)Innes Gardens Memorial Park $1518.18 (from)$1670.00 (from)
PMHC Cemeteries$1500.00 (from)$1650.00 (from)
Kempsey Council Cemeteries$1354.54 (from)$1804.00 (from)
Venue HireA number of venues, such as community halls and chapels are available at various cost, for example Innes Gardens Memorial Park Chapel$609.09$670.00
Cold Plate HireFirst 3 Days (Minimum Hire Charge)$150.00 $165.00
Extra Day (5 days Maximum usage)$50.00 $55.00
Cold Plate Transport$150.00$165.00
CelebrantA Celebrant can be hired to be the main speaker for the funeral ceremony$500.00 $550.00
PriestApprox $350-$400POA POA
Hearse Hire3 Hours (Minimum Hire Charge)POAPOA
Death/Funeral NoticePrice subject to number of linesPOA POA
Singer/Organist Church singers/organists$327.27 $360.00
Additional Staff Member Charged if extra staff are required$200.00 $220.00
Islamic Burial FrameFrame for bottom of grave used in Islamic burial including hire of transport shellPOAPOA
Live streamingDependent upon funeral locationPOAPOA
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 for Funeral$80$88
Wicker Coffin$315.00$346.50
Special Order CoffinPOA POA
Transport$100.00 $110.00
Cremation Paperwork$220$242.00
Most crematoriums provide the cremation of babies and children free of charge