Organise a funeral or memorial service
There are several factors to consider when planning a funeral or memorial, which may impact cost and timing.
Funeral services are usually held 1 to 4 weeks after the death.
There are many different ways to hold a funeral or memorial service.
Funerals in NSW cost on average between $5,000 and $8,000. The price you pay will depend on the type of service you have, and how much your funeral director charges.
Funeral costs can be met from a range of sources, including:
- insurance or a funeral bond
- prepaid arrangements, like designated bank accounts
- a deceased person's estate.
In some circumstances, government support can cover the cost of a basic funeral.
Services are usually organised by the closest relative. If there is any dispute over who is organising the service, seek legal advice.