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Olsens has forged a position as a trusted provider of funeral services for more than 75 years, through our commitment to setting the benchmark in service and commitment to complete openness
and transparency in every dealing we have.

Pricing structure for individual funerals

Fair and transparent pricing is one of our most important commitments.

Our goal is to provide you with a truly unique experience, but just as every farewell is different, so is the pricing.

While there are some fixed expenses, most costs will vary depending on location, the choice of burial or cremation, religious requirements, vehicle transportation and flower options.

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Transfer to Olsens funerals

To transfer your loved one into our care and begin the process of preparing for the appropriate disposition of their body, the following costs apply.

Transport

From the place of death or other location in Greater Sydney. Use of purpose-built, accredited vehicles with fully-trained personnel. 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year.
$440.00

Care and preparation

Refrigerated storage of body for seven days from transport into our care (additional charges may apply thereafter). Use of accredited mortuary facilities and fully-trained personnel to sanitise, cleanse, and dress the body.
$475.00

Required for every funeral

Certain items are required for every funeral arrangement and the following costs apply. The cost of some of these items are fixed, while others will vary according to the choices made.

Documents, Process and Coordination

Collect and process information, including: Medical Certificate of Cause of Death, Burial or cremation referee certificates, Registration with NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (additional changes may apply in circumstances of repatriation to or from Australia)
$1,132.00

Service Planning

Making all arrangements for the service, including: Face-to-face meeting (anywhere in Greater Sydney) to decide on the elements comprising the service, Liaising with clergy or celebrant, Advising on coffin/casket choice, Playing AV tribute presentation, Compiling and playing music, Providing memorial book, Creating and organising other service elements (such as flowers, keepsakes, memorial stationery, catering and more)
$802.00

Venue

Using Olsens Funerals facilities for up to two hours, including: Setting up and presenting the service and reception rooms, Coordinating the running of the service, Providing any required personnel, Cleaning (additional charges apply in 15-minute increments where facilities in use for more than two hours)
$550.00
Using third-party facilites
As charged by supplier

Coffin or Casket

Purchasing a coffin or casket from the Olsens Funerals range (range includes coffins and caskets constructed from a variety of materials, including fibreboard, veneered timbers and solid wood with different finishes; environmentally friendly options and custom printed options are available; metal caskets are price on application)
$895.00 – $4,373.00

Viewing and Embalming

Viewing up to 1½ hours at Olsens Funerals (between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday)
$568.00
Viewing after hours or on weekends at Olsens Funerals or other location
$333.00 per hour
Embalming services
$978.00

Doctor’s Fee

Providing services for identification purposes (where necessary) and required documentation, including: Attending Practitioner’s Cremation Certificate, Medical Referee’s Cremation Permit
From $209.00

Death Certificate

Providing registered death certificate, including a reasonable number of certified copies delivered via registered post
$72.00

Transport and Disposition 

Costs will vary according to the number of locations attended by guests and the location chosen for cremation or burial.

Logistics for Service Attendance

Funeral arrangement at 1 location, including (where the service and the burial/cremation are at the same location): Coordinating logistics, Transporting coffin/casket in hearse from Olsens Funerals to service venue, Providing fully-trained personnel
$862.00
Funeral arrangement at 2 locations, including (where the service and the burial/cremation are at different locations and guests attend both locations): Coordinating logistics, Transporting coffin/casket in hearse from Olsens Funerals to service venue, Providing fully-trained personnel, Guests attending both locations
$1,412.00

Cremation

Cremation at Bayside Crematorium (owned and operated by Olsens Funerals) or government-operated crematorium, including: Transporting coffin/casket in hearse (or other accredited vehicle) from Olsens Funerals to crematorium, Cremation services, Returning ashes to an Olsens Funerals office (in an Olsens Funerals ashes container or plastic urn, with nameplate)
$575.00 – $827.00
Cremation at crematorium of your choosing, including: Transporting coffin/casket in hearse (or other accredited vehicle) from Olsens Funerals to crematorium chapel, Cremation and service time (30-45 minutes, depending on the location)
$1,175.00 – $1,415.00

Burial

Burial at the cemetery of your choosing, including: Transporting coffin/casket in hearse (or other accredited vehicle) from Olsens Funerals to cemetery, Burial services
As charged by cemetery

Optional Items

To personalise your loved one’s farewell, a range of options are available. Costs will vary according to the choices made.

Vehicles

For 4½ hours, including driver
$494.00

Flowers

Provided by Olsens Funerals in-house florist
From $275.00
Provided by third-party supplier
As charged by supplier

AV tribute presentation

Provided by Olsens Funerals: Up to 20 photos included in presentation, Up to 40 photos included in presentation
$280.00 $338.00

Clergy or celebrant

Funeral arrangement at 1 location (where the service and the burial/cremation are at the same location)
$385.00
Funeral arrangement at 2 locations (where the service and the burial/cremation are at different locations and guests attend both locations)
$440.00

Funeral and/or Death Notice

Preparing and lodging newspaper notice
$270.00 (estimate)

Order of Service

4 pages, colour on cover
$3.55 per copy

Cemeteries and crematoriums

Olsens Farewells has strong relationships with all cemeteries and crematoriums in the Greater Sydney area

We most regularly attend:

Woronora Memorial Park
Administered by the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust
Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park
Administered by the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust
Rookwood General Cemetery
Administered by NSW Crown Trust
Rookwood Catholic Cemetery
Administered by the Catholic Cemeteries & Crematoria Trust
Rookwood Memorial Gardens and Crematorium
Owned and operated by InvoCare Australia
Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium
Administered by the Northern Cemeteries Trust
Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery and Crematorium
Owned and operated by InvoCare Australia
Northern Suburbs Crematorium
Owned and operated by InvoCare Australia
Bayside Crematorium
Owned and operated by Olsens Farewells

Our promise to service and quality

Olsens Farewells not only adheres to all Government regulations but also the codes of the two leading industry associations – Australian Funeral Directors Association and Selected Independent Funeral Homes.
We aim to not only set the benchmark in the Australian funeral industry but to exceed it.

We pride ourselves on providing compassion, understanding, respect and support to all the families we serve in an inclusive, transparent and professional environment. For this reason, we’ve established the Olsens Farewells Charter, as a continued promise to our community to maintain the level of service which you have come to expect from us. For more than 75 years, we’ve continued to evolve to meet our community’s ever-changing needs, and the Charter is
our promise to continue to provide this level of service for many more years to come