Fees & Inclusions
A Direct Cremation is the least expensive cremation option available, at a cost of $1595.
Our affordable Direct Cremation package includes everything required to complete an unattended cremation service.
Access to our specialist direct cremation staff
Starting with a phone call on 0428 554 947, our experienced and friendly team will then guide you through the entire process
The transfer of the Deceased into our care 24/7 in Metro Melbourne
We collect your loved one and bring them into our care from all Metro Melbourne areas, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We will collect and prepare all the statutory certificates and documentation needed to arrange a Direct Cremation. This could include doctor’s medical forms and fees
We will care for your loved one’s body whilst they are in the mortuary (or morgue), this includes dressing your loved one in a shroud
You may still choose to have a viewing of your loved one at our chapel at 305 Warrigal Rd. A viewing fee of $950 applies. Contact our team for assistance here if you would like this option.
Registration of the death
We prepare all the registration of death documentation and include either a full or interim certificate in our fees. Here are two things to note:
- A registration of death can only occur after the cremation occurs
- Usually, a Death Certificate will arrive via express post a few weeks after the registration is submitted
Official Government Death Certificate
We will organise and provide you with the official Government Death Certificate of your loved one
Transport to the crematorium
We will transport your loved one’s body to the crematorium
Delivery of the cremated remains
We will deliver your loved one’s ashes directly to you via Australia Post in all Metro Melbourne areas. If you require the remains to be sent across Australia, then postage fees will apply.
Our Direct Cremation fee is $1,595 which includes all the services listed above. Two things to note:
- Our fees are payable prior to cremation occurring, payments to be made on this website through PayPal or credit card.
- An invoice will be issued to you upon request
** It’s important to remember this is for a Cremation only, no funeral service is included.
There are no extra hidden costs, that’s our promise to you.
Cost Less Cremations charge for cremation only, no service. We give you the freedom to remember your loved one in your own way, without having to go through funeral homes or a funeral director. Instead of a traditional funeral service, you’re free to have a memorial service in the way you want to, at a time that’s right for you and your family. A no service cremation is the most affordable funeral option available. Contact us today for more information.
Can I still have a memorial service if I get a direct cremation?
Of course! Many of our customers choose to have a memorial service for their loved one after cremation. Just because they’re called unattended cremations doesn’t mean you won’t be able to gather with family and friends to remember and celebrate your loved one’s life and memory. Many people choose to work with funeral directors or a funeral home and leave the planning of a memorial service to them. Alternatively, you can plan and run a memorial service by yourself or with family members.
Do I need a burial plot for a cremation?
No, you do not need one. While some families choose to have a headstone or a memorial location where they can visit to remember their loved one, you’re free to do as you wish. Scattering the ashes in a location that was important to your loved one is also a popular option, or keeping the ashes close with an urn in the family home.
Should I Get a Direct Cremation Over a Standard Cremation?
Direct cremation is a great alternative to a traditional funeral service or cremation. It is cremation simplified, with no service or additional costs to think about. Many people are choosing direct cremations for their loved ones, or even for themselves, as a way to either reduce costs, or to keep the focus on their loved one and avoid the stress funeral services can bring.
Head to our Forms page to find out more about our service and to get started on your forms.
Our specialist cremation staff are available 24 hours, 7 days a week to assist you with the application process.