Financial Matters

Funeral costs can vary considerably depending on the wishes of the family.  We will go through the options in a transparent way so that decisions can be based on clear information.

We will offer you the best value possible

You can have confidence that Woolertons’ will always strive to offer good value.

At the time of the funeral arrangement an estimate for funeral expenses will be provided.

The costs shown on this page are indicative only. They are not quotes or estimates and may sometimes change for reasons beyond our control.

Please note that other funeral services may quote GST exclusive prices.  If you are comparing these prices with those charged by other providers, please bear that in mind. Our figures are all GST inclusive.

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Our Fees

Professional services fee:  $3,450
Caskets:  From $950
Embalming:  $750

Other services and fees by enquiry. The Funeral Director will always provide you with a cost estimate.

Cremation services only

To honour the wishes of the deceased or in other circumstances, from time to time families request a cremation only, rather than having a full funeral service.

The fee for direct cremation with no funeral is $3,400 all inclusive.


Work and Income Funeral Grant: $2,093.31

Some people are eligible to receive a grant or part of the grant towards funeral costs.  The grant is income and asset tested.  You will need to apply to WINZ by completing an application form and provide:

  • a Death Certificate
  • proof of funeral expenses
  • proof of assets as at the date of death
  • proof of income (bank statements)
  • identification for yourself

Please ask your funeral director for further information and assistance if required.


ACC Funeral Grant:  $6,151.77

If a death is a result of an accident then an application to ACC can be lodged with them for a grant towards funeral costs. This also applies to overseas visitors.

Additional financial assistant is available for the surviving spouse and dependent children.

Please ask your funeral director for further information and assistance if required.


There are those who wait to speak and those who truly listen - Thank you for being a listener. So many thanks from us all for your care, respect and extraordinary professional care in helping us cope with the loss of John Bryce. The tree planting was so good for all involved. Many thanks - Margot and Nikki Smith, R Koppens and families.

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