Costs

Simple Cremation

This is at a total cost of $3,350 (inclusive of gst), plus the cost of the Doctor’s fee if there is one.

Simple Burial

This is a cost of $2,150 (inclusive of gst), plus the cost of a casket, the digging fee and the Doctor’s fee if there is one.  There are extra charges for viewings, additional nights in the cool room or work after hours. Note that State of Grace do not purchase burial plots.

Funeral

Professional Service Fee:

Our general professional service fee is $2,895. However, we recognise that individual family needs differ and this fee may be adjusted to reflect the time required to meet your specific requirements.

Includes detailed funeral options, dressing, use of necessary equipment, attending to all necessary paperwork etc. There may be an additional charge for after hours, weekend or holiday service.

Transfer Fee:

$300 – There will be an additional $200 charge for any transfers after 6pm and could also be an additional charge for transfers outside of the Auckland area (more than 25km from the State of Grace branch).

Embalming:

Average $850.  We are able to organise this service when necessary.

Cool Room:

$80 per night

Casket:

From $500 for a liner.

We have an extensive range of locally produced natural caskets and shrouds, along with conventional caskets – see our casket page.

Doctor’s Fee:

This is usually a charge made by the doctor to provide the necessary medical documents.  These costs can vary considerably and can be from $80 to over $300.

Medical Referee:

$60 Necessary for cremation only.

Death Certificate:

$33

Cremation Fee:

From $678 – this varies between each crematorium.

Burial Fee:

This fee is for the digging of the grave and varies considerably between each cemetery. State of Grace do not purchase burial plots.

Viewings:

Family are welcome to come and sit with their loved one at our premises.

For a full funeral, the first viewing is included in the professional services fee.  There may be a $200 per hour fee for additional viewings.  Please discuss this with your funeral director.

Disbursements

Newspaper Notice:

Average notice is $170

Hearse Hire:

$300

Flowers:

From $200 for a bouquet and from $300 for a casket bar.

Chapel Hire:

From $300We also encourage use of a wide range of community facilites for the service, including Boating Clubs, Community Halls, RSA etc.

Clergy:

From $250

Organist:

From $150

Celebrant:

From: $575We have a trusted group of celebrants who have trained with the Celebrant training school. We endeavour to match each family with the most appropriate person for them, so please chat to us about this.

Livestreaming of Service:

This depends on the venue and what equipment is required.  It can cost from $800.

Service Sheets:

These vary greatly depending on the style from either a simple bookmark to a several page booklet.  Costs for an A4 folded booklet in colour start at around $3.50 each.

Catering:

Usually a cost per head of around $12

 

Memorial Service

Sometimes a full funeral service is not held at the time of cremation or burial. Our professional services fee for assisting with arranging a memorial service is $1,200.