Organise a funeral or memorial service

There are many different ways to hold a funeral or memorial service.

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.