Certificates, Permits, Extra Fees

Death Certificates

There are two types of Death Certificates available:

  1. ‘Death Certificate – Cause of Death’ provides all the details of a person’s death including the cause of death and the location and date of the burial or cremation as is required for legal, superannuation and insurance organisations.
  2. ‘Death Certificate’ is an abridged version of the full certificate and is suitable for confirming that a person has died.
    It does not include the cause of death or burial/cremation information.

Death Certificate Package of both Certificates –

 $120

Death Certificate – Cause of Death ONLY –

 $78

Additional Copies of Death Certificate – Cause of Death ONLY –

 $78

We recommend that Guests who have been at the Coroner obtain the Death Certificate Package, and will select this package unless otherwise advised by the family.

Disbursements

Third party costs chosen by you are charged at cost.

Newspaper Notices Printing Cost – each newspaper is significantly different –

 estimate from $300 – $600

Filming and Livestreaming –

 estimate from $750

Audio Visual Equipment –

 estimate from $750

Photo Presentation [Reflection of Life] DVD –

 estimate from $300

Printing –

 estimate from $3 per unit

Venue Hire and Cleaning –

varies depending on venue

Catering –

 varies depending on menu and guest numbers

Celebrant Fees –

 estimate from $800 – $1,500

Church Contributions –

 estimate from $300

Flowers –

 estimate from $300

Additional Fees & Charges

Transfer Fees – Business Hours Transfers

Transfer from hospital mortuary or the Coroner at a time within our discretion. Family not in attendance –

$295

At need transfer from home, hospital, hospice, aged care, or other place of death. Family and friends are warmly welcomed to be in attendance –

 $495

Safekeeping transfer – transfer into our care for up to 48 hours whilst family or friends decide on final choice of funeral director –

 $695

Transfer Fees – After Hours Transfers

At need transfer from home, hospital, hospice, aged care, or other place of death – family and friends are warmly welcomed to be in attendance –

 $695

Safekeeping transfer – transfer into our care for up to 48 hours whilst family or friends decide on final choice of funeral director –

 $895

Additional Travel Fees

Our standard operating area is a 100 km radius around our Macedon Ranges (Woodend) or Melbourne (Fairfield) Sanctuaries.
Travel outside our standard operating areas –

 $3.50 per extra km per vehicle

Weekend and Public Holiday Ceremony Surcharges

Includes Holistic Funeral Director, funeral attendant, and hearse for a four hour time frame –

 $1,584

Additional hours are charged at –

$330 per hour

Newspaper Notice Placement

Additional fee charged when more than two notices are placed on your behalf –

 $65 per notice

Publishing and / or printing cost from newspaper is charged at cost.

Pre-Paid Funeral – Administration Fee

Natural Grace does not encourage pre-paid funeral except in very limited circumstances. We do not believe pre-paid funerals are in the best interests of individuals or families nor us. We understand however that some people do wish for a pre-paid funeral plan, and we can accommodate this wish. Our administration fee applies to cover our costs and risks in preparing and accepting the plan –

 $880

Memorial Service or Celebration of Life (No Body-care)

There are times when no body-care is required. This may because the service or celebration is held much later to the cremation, or because the person’s body was donated to medical science, or the cremation or burial component was attended to by another funeral director. –

 $3,950

Repatriation * (Does not include funeral ceremony)

Repatriation to an interstate location –

 from $5,748

Repatriation to an overseas location –

 from $6,518

Repatriation interstate for a Stillborn / Newborn / Child –

 from $1,546

Repatriation to Melbourne (receive coffin only) –

 from $1,250

Exhumation *

Includes a minimum of 3 trained staff, all necessary paperwork, mortuary care and making arrangements with all third parties –

 $6,175

If a replacement coffin is needed, the coffin fee applies per the coffin list.
Travel fees apply outside our standard operating area.

* Plus all disbursements charged at cost.

Conditions apply to all offerings.
Prices effective as of July 2024 and may be subject to change.