At Lonergan & Ravens we always try to personalise a funeral to your individual needs and can provide a score of options..

But we know families find it helpful to compare simple packages that include all the necessities, with no hidden extras. (We also have Finance Packages available)

You can of course add more to these packages, but you can also subtract un-needed items if you so desire.

So here are a few simplified packages that include everything necessary, except the cremation or burial fees, which vary enormously and must be quoted individually:

Chapel Service & Cremation from $5950 (plus cemetery fees)

A service at our chapel, or one of the five crematorium chapels around Melbourne..

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Includes the transfer*; arrangement; all legal documents; preparation and coffining (Maxwell coffin); staff and vehicles for the service, a car for the family; viewing at the time of service; newspaper & on-line funeral notices; celebrant or priest; flowers; and a memorial book.

Extras to be considered include: service books or memorial cards; DVD memorial preparation; and refreshments.

*after hours transfer add $300 to all packages

Church Service & Cremation from $6950 (plus cemetery fees)

The traditional church service, followed by cremation.

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Includes the transfer*; arrangement; all legal documents; preparation and coffining (Maxwell coffin); staff and vehicles for the service, a car for the family; standard church offering; standard priest or minister offering; viewing at the time of service; newspaper & on-line funeral notices; casket sheaf of flowers; and a memorial book.

Extras to be considered include: Rosary or Vigil; organist or cantor; mass or service books; memorial cards or Santini; DVD memorial preparation and possibly projection equipment; and refreshments.

The standard practice here is for the hearse to depart the church for a delivery to the crematorium, which the family stay with the mourners.  A second service at the crematorium chapel adds $450.

*after hours transfer add $300 to all packages

Graveside Burial from $5550 (plus cemetery fees)

A simple graveside farewell, with the option of a small service in the cemetery chapel.

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Includes the transfer*; arrangement; all legal documents; preparation and coffining (Maxwell coffin); staff and vehicles for the service, a car for the family; newspaper & on-line funeral notices; celebrant or priest; flowers; and a memorial book.

Some cemeteries also have chapels which may be used for short services prior to the interment, making a 'mini' double service. +$450

Extras to be considered include: a viewing, service books or memorial cards; DVD memorial preparation; and refreshments.

*after hours transfer add $300 to all packages

Church Service & Burial from $7950 (plus cemetery fees)

The traditional church service, followed by a cortege to the cemetery for interment.

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Includes the transfer*; arrangement; all legal documents; preparation and coffining (Maxwell coffin); staff and vehicles for the service, a car for the family; viewing at the time of service; newspaper & on-line funeral notices; standard church offering; standard priest or minister offering; flowers; and a memorial book.

Extras to be considered include: Rosary or Vigil; organist or cantor; mass or service books; memorial cards or Santini; DVD memorial preparation and possibly projection equipment; and refreshments.

*after hours transfer add $300 to all packages

Repatriations to Overseas from $8950/$10950 (plus flights)

$8950 - Includes packaging and shipping of the deceased for interment.

$10950 - Includes a normal church service, but followed by packaging and shipping of the deceased for interment.

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Includes the full church service package above, plus: the legal paperwork; health department permissions; embassy permissions; embalming; jurisdictionally appropriate hermetically sealed packaging; shipping arrangements; reception arrangements with the receiving funeral director; and delivery to the airport.

You will still need to budget the costs of the interment, which is normally arranged with the receiving funeral director.

*after hours transfers add $300 to all packages.

Unattended Cremations from $2150 (plus cemetery fees)

A very simple option, where we collect the deceased and deliver them direct to the crematorium. 

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Includes the transfer*; arrangement; all legal documents; preparation and coffining (chipboard coffin); and cremation.  Ashes are available to collect about a week later.  

We strongly recommend families hold some sort of memorial service for closure, possibly after they have the ashes back.

*after hours transfers add $300 to all packages.

Fine print...

These packages are designed to include everything that is necessary for a basic funeral, with no hidden extras.  Although families may choose to deduct elements like newspaper notices or flowers from the package to reduce the cost.

Standard Packages (excluding delivery only service) include:   Business hours transfer (value $330); basic mortuary care ($240); dedicated director for arrangement, liason, bookings, funeral and follow up - 8-12 hours; administration – 4-8 hours; men and vehicles for the service – 2, 3 or 4 staff and 2 vehicles for 4 - 5 hours each (total services fee averaged to $3300); simple viewing at the time of the service ($240); medical certificates ($56.65); certified Death Certificate ($32.80); funeral notice (15-18 lines - $200) and on-line notice ($100); church or chapel fees ($200-$250), clergy ($250-$325) or celebrant’s fees ($450-$650), car for family ($240), memorial book ($35), and 1.2m casket sheaf ($200).  Also included in most packages is a simple Craftwood coffin ($750) – shown below - but have other coffin and casket options available.  

These services are offered as ‘standardised packages’ at a 5%-8% discount on charging all the items independently, but additions or subtractions of individual items are always possible.

This simple but elegant oak finish craftwood coffin is included in all packages. (Upgrades from $400 extra.)


(The cemetery prices are hugely variable and must be individually quoted.)

(Repatriation packages do not include fees in the destination country, which must be individually quoted.)

There are of course many other optional extra's that could be chosen which would increase the price: more newspaper notices; musicians for the service; bigger flowers; embalming and dressing; better coffin; extra cars or limousines; extra viewings, vigils or rosary's; memorial DVD's; service booklets or memorial cards; catering; and so on... the optional extra's are practically endless.

But none of those extra's are vital to a standard funeral service. Complete services can invariably be done for the prices quoted above, with absolutely no need for anything not included in the packages.

(Please note however that all prices quoted remain open to modification depending on unexpected price changes by cemeteries or our suppliers.)

If you would like to get more information, please go to 'Get a Quote' or 'Contact Us'.