Funeral Service in our Chapel

THE SENSIBLE CREMATION with Service in our Chapel. A simple and respectful funeral service conducted in our Chapel by one of our funeral celebrants with Livestreaming of the Service.

for $2,975

Following the advice of Federal and State Government, and the World Health Organisation, number of attendees at Sensible Funerals Chapel has been limited to 90 people.

Our Professional Service fee includes:

  • Our availability and attention every day and all hours to receive your initial call or enquiry
  • Our staff to liaise with Nursing home, Hospice, Hospital or Coroner’s office
  • Transfer of deceased into our care during business hours* (Mon–Fri 8.30am to 4.00pm) (Metro area) (if more than 2 staff required POA)
  • Meet with you either at our office or in your home during business hours to complete necessary paperwork and to confirm all details
  • Our staff to obtain medical certificates (no charge from public hospital or Coroner’s office but additional $210 if charged by the doctor)
  • Our staff to obtain cremation permits
  • Care and preparation of deceased (family to provide clothing)
  • “Sensible Casket” with the option of Rosewood or Arctic White Ϯ 
  • Silk Flowers for the coffin
  • Viewing prior to the funeral service
  • Our celebrant to conduct funeral service in our chapel during business hours
  • Livestream of the Service
  • Simple memorial book
  • A broad library of music for your selection
  • Cremation fees
  • Shroud in lieu of clothing provided by family
  • Application for Death Certificate



We can arrange or provide the following extra services at additional cost:

  • Services provided outside business hours (Mon – Fri 8.30am to 4.00pm)
  • After hours transfer of deceased into our care ($295) (if more than 2 staff required POA)
  • Transfer of deceased from outside metropolitan area (POA)
  • Medical certificates – if pass away at home/nursing home ($210)
  • Place Funeral Notice in the Advertiser
  • Place Death Notice in the Advertiser
  • Meet with you after hours to make funeral arrangements (POA)
  • Schedule funeral after hours (POA)
  • Schedule viewing at our chapel outside business hours (POA)
  • Postage and Handling of ashes (POA)
  • A 1% surcharge will be incurred when paying by credit card

Other options:

  • Upgraded coffin or casket of your choice (POA)
  • Celebration of life photo presentation with accompanying music compiled by our staff
  • Memorial cards and hymn books
  • Fresh flowers, rose petals or single blooms
  • Piper or organist
  • Hire car or limousine
  • Memorial Candles
  • Special catering for refreshments lounge
  • A Minister of religion or funeral celebrant of your choice
  • Filming of funeral service

* Dispatch of Transfer Team after 8.30 a.m. and arrival of deceased into our care before 4.00 p.m

Sensible Funerals

Sensible Funerals was founded by my father, the late Keith Russell, on the philosophy that a funeral does not have to be elaborate and cost a fortune for it to be dignified and respectful.