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WE FOCUS ON

respect, trust and family

Andrew Kennedy has built its reputation on showing respect to everyone, displaying strong family values and nurturing relationships centred on trust.

When it comes to pricing, we strongly believe in honesty and transparency, so you are fully aware of your options and can make the right decisions for yourself and your family.    

But our promise extends beyond one of honest pricing – we are also bound by our Charter that extends beyond regulations and industry codes to ensure the families we support are fully satisfied.

Pricing structure for individual funerals

To honour the life of your loved one, we work closely with you to design a truly unique experience that is representative of their personality
and the life they lived.

Funeral prices will of course differ depending on the choices you make, but as part of our commitment to transparency, we have listed an in-depth breakdown of prices so you can understand your options and feel secure in making the appropriate decisions.

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Transfer to Andrew Kennedy 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

Storage, 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

Items generally required for every funeral

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

Legal documents

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 third-party facilities, including churches, chapels, and other venues
As charged by supplier

Coffin or casket

Purchasing a coffin or casket from the Andrew Kennedy 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 areprice on application)
$895.00 – $4,373.00

Viewing and embalming

Preparing the body for viewing, including:
  • Trimming the coffin or casket (with draping and pillow)
  • Dressing and presenting the body (including make-up and hair styling)
  • Embalming (where required)
$978.00
Viewing up to 1½ hours (between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday)
$568.00
Viewing after hours or on weekends
$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
$360.00

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 Andrew Kennedy Funerals to service venue
  • Providing fully-trained personnel
$862.00OR
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 Andrew Kennedy Funerals to service venue
  • Providing fully-trained personnel
  • Guests attending both locations
$1,739.00

Cremation

Cremation at Bayside Crematorium (owned and operated by Olsens Funerals – part of the By Collective) or government-operated crematorium, including:
  • Transporting coffin/casket in hearse (or other accredited vehicle) from our mortuary to crematorium
  • Cremation services
  • Returning ashes to the Andrew Kennedy Funerals office (in a 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 our mortuary to crematorium chapel, including up to 45 minutes for the funeral service
  • 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 our mortuary 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 our in-house florist
From $275.00

AV tribute presentation

Provided by Andrew Kennedy 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, including:(where the service and the burial/cremation are at the same location)
$385.00
Funeral arrangement at 2 locations, including:(where the service and the burial/cremation are at different locations andguests attend both locations)
$440.00

Funeral and/or death notice

Preparing and lodging newspaper notice
$350.00 (estimate)

Order of service

4 pages, colour on cover
$3.55 per copy

Cemeteries and crematoriums

Andrew Kennedy Funerals 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

Commitment to service and quality

Andrew Kennedy Funerals 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.

Our team pride itself 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 Andrew Kennedy Funerals 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 80 years, we’ve continued to evolve to meet our community’s ever-changing needs, and this Charter is
our promise to continue to provide this level of service for many more years to come