Our Services & Costs
Good funerals are important, which is why we'll do everything we can to help you to find a way to celebrate the life of a loved one.
During the current times due to COVID-19, we can help you to arrange a meaningful funeral anywhere within the Adelaide region. We've have adapted our services so we can protect you, our team and the greater community, but we'll still do everything we can so you can have a beautiful funeral.
Whatever you're going through right now, we're here to support you. Please get in touch with us to talk through the options. We can help you to work out the right way to say goodbye, even if you don't know what that is right now.
1. Clarke Service Fee
An initial meeting with you to discuss what style of funeral you are considering and guidance in completing the required documentation. Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, most funeral arrangements will be made using our online planning form followed by a phone consultation to fill any missing information and answer any questions you may have. If you would prefer to meet with us in person, please call us to make this happen.
Transfer of the person who has died from anywhere in metro Adelaide during normal working hours.
There's an additional charge of $255 for transfer from the place of death after normal business hours.
Sensitive chemical free mortuary care of the person who has died in our mortuaries in Adelaide.
If you'd like to see the person who has died, please let us know so we can talk through the best way to do so.
Registration of the death with Births Deaths and Marriages
Use of our hearse or specialised transfer vehicle on the day of the service
Our care and attention throughout the process, including phone and email support.
Service Fee $1,275
For most package services this fee is already included.
2. Choose either cremation or burial
The government is currently allowing funerals to go ahead, but attendance is limited to 200 persons or as directed by the venue based on social distancing guidelines.
IMPORTANT - Government directives have constantly changed this year at short notice. Please always check with us to ensure your needs can be provided.
The cost of a cremation varies in Adelaide.
Fees vary depending on location from $400 through to $700. Additional fees apply for same day return, weekend cremation or viewing of the cremation taking place..
By law, the treating doctor is required to provided a number of documents before a cremation can go ahead. If the coroner is involved, this is not necessary. We arrange all of these for you.
$195 if provided by a private practice GP. No charge in the public hospital system
The cost of burial varies widely throughout metro Adelaide and surrounding areas. The location, depth of the grave and style have in impact on the cost. Fees are separated into the cost of the site and the interment (or digging fee).
Cost range from $7,000 - $14,000 for typical options..
3. Choose a coffin
We have a large range of coffins and caskets that you can choose from. From simple traditional designs, decorative picture coffins or American Batesville Caskets. We are able to source whatever coffin or casket you may want.
High quality caskets made in the USA. Timber & metal designs
Find out more
4. Decide whether you'd like to have a ceremony
Some choose to not have a service at all, many select a simple chapel option. If you are of faith, you may choose to hold a service in your preferred church. Ultimately you can choose the kind of ceremony you want, where and who to lead it.
Modern funerals don't necessarily have to follow a set structure. You can simply welcome people and then sit around telling stories. Our funeral directors can act as celebrant or you might like to appoint a civil celebrant to help you put together the ceremony. They will then work with you to help tell a story. They are always there to provide as much support as you require and you are always free to speak during the service.
There's a wide variety of celebrants with different styles and ways of doing things. We will discuss the many available with you and help guide you in your choice of celebrant.
5. Especially during this time of Covid 19, the option of webcast or recording a funeral can be important.
With border restrictions and travel being difficult, you might wish to consider having the funeral recorded or webcast.
Centennial Park and Enfield Memorial Park provide a fixed camera option for funerals in their chapels. While basic, if does allow those who cannot attend the ability to view and hear the service.
Please let us know during the funeral arrangement if you would like this option so that the link to the webcast can be provided.
The idea of professional photography during a funeral is not that unusual. Some families have the service photographed for family overseas or as a more tangible record of the day.
By booking a professional live stream company, using a portable camera, you can choose to have a service livestreamed and even request edited copies of the service.
This can be watched from anywhere in the world. Different to the standard webcasting available as close up recording and broadcasting can be done and with better audio quality.
From $525 - $600
6. Our additional services - make the funeral fit your needs
Our preferred florist is Mayfair Florists who can create flowers to your exact requirements. However, you are welcome to choose your own florist or even use flowers from your own garden.
We can custom design your memorial cards needs using our vast experience and flexible templates.
Transfer in Adelaide
We can arrange to transfer the person who has passed from anywhere in Adelaide and surrounding areas. Fees vary subject to circumstances with our standard transfer fees ranging from $255 - $330
For outside the Adelaide metro region please contact us.
We can arrange to transfer to from Adelaide anybody who has passed away and wishes to return to their home country. Likewise we can assist in repatriation into Australia.
For costs please call us as they vary widely.
Our promise to you
We pride ourselves on working openly and transparently.
During our initial phone call, we'll talk through the options available, email you our planning form link and provide an accurate and honest estimate of the funeral cost in writing. We'll do whatever we can to help you understand the range of services we offer and how much the funeral will cost. i
We ask that a 50% payment is made before the funeral takes place with the balance in 7 days. Please talk to us if additional time is needed or if you have funeral insurance to deal with.
Quality and good standards
We have an experienced team of funeral directors and only work with reputable companies to deliver a high level of service. We source as much of our day to day products and services from local and Australian providers.
Get in touch
We are here to help all hours everyday. We can offer you advice anytime over the phone, even if you are not sure what funeral is needed so that you are informed in your decision process.