Cremation Services

Academy Funerals is dedicated to delivering caring and compassionate cremation funeral services for all Brisbane families.

If you have chosen a cremation funeral instead of traditional burial funeral for your departed loved one, Academy Funerals will ensure your loved one is treated with utmost care and respect.

At Academy Funerals we are dedicated to delivering the highest quality and most affordable funeral services possible. As we are a family owned business, our many years of personal experience in comforting bereaved families has put us in a unique position to deliver a service of the highest quality.

Whether you’re planning in advance to protect your grieving loved ones from financial burden, or your need is immediate, we at Academy Funerals are prepared to offer you our compassion and the best possible support and guidance.

Cremation services are increasingly becoming popular in recent years. The cremation process, which is a separate process from the service, is a dignified yet cost-effective way of honouring your dearly departed loved one. Like a burial service, a cremation service can be held at a date, which allows flexibility for everyone concerned.  The cremation or burial does not have to be held within a specific time limit.

Academy Funerals helps you to honour your loved one in a special and unique way. During the actual cremation process, you can rest assured that your loved one will be treated with utmost kindness, compassion, dignity and respect.

If you have questions or inquiry about cremation or any of our services, stop by to meet Ashley and Katrina, our professional and caring funeral directors to discuss about your needs or to view our facility.

Price Schedule (current from July 2017)

When calculating the cost of a funeral service, two main factors must be considered:

  1. The coffin or casket. We offer a wide variety of caskets and coffins, with prices ranging from $600.00 to $15,000.00. Our median coffin price ranges from $750.00 to $1950.00. (See our Products page.)
  1. Cremation fees in Southeast Queensland area, vary considerably. However, for the options below an average price has been determined to enable an accurate price to be supplied.


To make things easier, Academy Funerals have designed a number of options for both burial and cremation. These are fixed fees and include our professional services and the items listed within each option.
Please note that variances may occur if you wish to modify the type of coffin or casket that is included in your chosen option. Additional costs such as flowers etc are extras on top of the quoted prices unless they are mentioned in the option.

Please note that ALL prices are able to be negotiated with variances of product with the exception of Option 1 which is a fixed charge.
Consequently, the below options should not be viewed as the only choices available to families. Please contact us to discuss options outside of these listed.

Following is the information regarding the cost of a cremation service

OPTION 1

Funeral with no service and no attendance at the crematorium of our choice. With the ashes being made available to the family. (This option is frequently chosen and then at a convenient date in the future a funeral or memorial service is held with the ashes. Furthermore, this option also allows families to visit and dress their loved ones if the wish)

Includes:

  • Our professional fees, including transfer of the deceased during normal working hours.
  • A standard size contract coffin
  • Medical officers certificate giving permission to cremate
  • Cremation fee
  • Goods and services tax
  • Original Copy of the death certificate (Tax Exempt)
  • Death Notice on our website and Facebook

TOTAL PRICE $1680.00

Providing the cremation is NOT done on a Friday the ashes can be available within 24 hours.

OPTION 2

An attended funeral service at a Church and or crematorium or venue chosen by the family.

Includes:

  • Our professional fees, including transfer of the deceased during normal working hours.
  • A standard size Essential coffin (This coffin can also be personalised)
  • Medical officers certificate giving permission to cremate
  • Cremation fee (Brisbane area)
  • Celebrant or clergy fee
  • Goods and services tax
  • Original Copy of the death certificate (Tax Exempt)
  • Death Notice on our website and Facebook

Total price $4741.00

OPTION 3

An attended funeral service at a church and or a crematorium or venue chosen by the family.

Includes:

  • Our professional fees, including transfer of the deceased during normal working hours.
  • A standard size Colonial coffin with silver fittings
  • Medical officers certificate giving permission to cremate
  • Cremation fee (Brisbane area)
  • Celebrant or clergy fee
  • Goods and services tax
  • Original Copy of the death certificate (Tax Exempt)
  • Death or Funeral Notice on our website and Facebook

Total price $5175.50

OPTION 4

An attended funeral service at a Church and or a crematorium or venue chosen by the family.

Includes:

  • Our professional fees, including transfer of the deceased during normal working hours.
  • A standard size polished wood grain coffin with silver handles
  • Medical officers certificate giving permission to cremate
  • Cremation fee (Brisbane area)
  • Celebrant or clergy fee
  • Small coffin spray of flowers
  • Goods and services tax
  • Original Copy of the death certificate (Tax Exempt)
  • Death or Funeral Notice on our website and Facebook

Total price $5837.70

OPTION 5

An attended funeral service at a church and or a crematorium or venue chosen by the family.

Includes:

  • Our professional fees, including transfer of the deceased during normal working hours.
  • A standard size polished wood grain coffin with silver handles
  • Medical officers certificate giving permission to cremate
  • Cremation fee (Brisbane area)
  • Celebrant or clergy fee
  • Small coffin spray of flowers
  • Newspaper notice (Small
  • Memorial book
  • Goods and services tax
  • Original Copy of the death certificate (Tax Exempt)
  • Death or Funeral Notice on our website and Facebook

Total price $6310.70

All prices except for option 1 are open for negotiation

As there are many options available to families, the above suggestion should not be taken as the only choice.

Choices are available within the following areas:

Coffin

The quoted coffin/s are mid-range and movement is available up or down.

As we are very aware of our environment and the effect that man has upon it.

All of our coffins and caskets are environmentally friendly having been made from forestry sustainable timber or in some cases forestry thinning’s.  Furthermore, our wicker range comes complete with the “World Fair Trade Organisation” approval that ensures the range has been made from natural and sustainable fibres by adult artisans who have been recompensed with a fare wage. 

Flowers

A larger spray may be obtained, or the family may wish to supply their own.

Certified copy of death certificate

As the Death Certificate is required for estate purposes unless requested Academy Funerals always apply

for one on your behalf.  Furthermore, we always supply several JP Certified copies to assist in finalising the estate.

Memorial Book

Many families do not wish to use this book, or perhaps supply their own, nevertheless, we are happy to supply one if required.

News Paper Notice

It is not necessary to advertise a funeral, and over 80% of funerals do not appear in the newspapers, nevertheless a smaller or larger advertisement may be required.  Nevertheless, if requested, we are happy to place notices in any newspaper in the world.

Electronic Advertisements

With prior approval from the family, Academy Funerals will advertise the funeral of your loved one at NO CHARGE on both the company Facebook and Website.   There are NO size restrictions on the notice and all notices are E-Mailed to the family for approval before they are posted.   Research has shown that more people have discovered that the death has occurred via electronic means than the printed media.

Funeral Zone Free subscription

Funeral Zone.  Is a dedicated memorial site that allows photos to be posted by family members. Candles to be lit, comments to be left by friends. As well as a beautifully bound photo album.  Academy Funerals will establish this site for you.  Then pass the full ownership on to a designated family member.

Order of Service / Bookmarks / Thank you Cards

Many families prefer to produce these themselves. However, Academy Funerals are happy to provide them if required.

Playing of CD’s Most crematoriums and churches have provision for playing CD’s. Furthermore, most Crematoriums also have provision to play DVD’s. Many families like to produce these themselves, however, Academy Funerals can also arrange this to be done for you.

Live Musicians Academy Funerals have at their disposal a variety of singers, Organists, Buglers and other professional musicians who are available to perform at any venue requested.

Military requirements

At all times we have an Australian, New Zealand and English Flag; as well as a Medal Stand ready for use.  Furthermore, a recorded version of the Last Post and Reveille. (Or if preferred a live bugler can be arranged) Poppies are available at all times for use by our service men and woman. Furthermore, we liaise with the local RSL Clubs to ensure that one of their members are available to speak and celebrate a poppy parade at the service.

Dressing and Viewing

All of the families we look after are more than welcome to come and spend some quiet time and / or dress their loved one.  Un-like some companies we do not charge extra for this. Frequently families elect not to dress or view their loved one. In which case our trained staff will dress your loved one for you once again at no extra charge.

Catering

Catering at most crematorium can be quite expensive. There are other options available and we can make suggestions within the local area that may assist.

Hearse Our hearse is a modern white five-seater vehicle, with a wide bier for those people who require larger coffins. The extra seats are available for family members who wish to travel with their loved ones. This hearse is provided as part of our professional fees

Doves / Butterflies / Balloons

If the family requests Academy Funerals can arrange to have doves, butterflies or balloons ETC as part of the funeral service. These are ordered by the number of doves, butterflies or balloons that are required.

Venue

Many families prefer to use other than the standard church or crematoriums for the service of their loved ones.  Academy Funerals are happy to hold services in public places like parks and beaches.  Also, family homes or other place that are important to the person or their families.

After Hours Funeral Arrangements

An arrangement is when all the documentation is taken care of, crematoriums, Cemeteries, Celebrants, Flowers and all other incidentals are booked.  Academy Funerals understand the importance and peace of mind that it gives to families to have everything arranged and under control.  Consequently, un-like many companies we do not charge to come to your home or other place outside of normal business hours to make the necessary arrangements and put you mind to rest. 

After Hours Transfers

In the event that the death occurs after normal business hours (9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday) in the family home, care facility or hospital (without mortuary services) a further fee of $440.00 for transfer of the deceased into our care may apply.