Our Essential Service Fee incorporates the various tasks and services typically involved in arranging, planning and conducting a funeral, including

  • Funeral arrangement Monday to Thursday during office hours by phone, email or at our offices
  • Transfer of the deceased into our care within the Perth/Mandurah Metro area
  • Respectful preparation and placing of deceased in a cotton garment
  • Provision of essential coffin. Coffin upgrade allowed
  • If required, identification at our After Care Centre Highgate, Medina or Mandurah facilities (Identification time is at our discretion)
  • Cemetery Chapel hire additional 30 minutes, Monday to Thursday at a time set by Funeral Director
  • Trained consultants to advise upon and complete the many aspects of funeral matters
  • Obtaining of necessary cremation certificate, preparation of cremation documents
  • Liaise with Cemetery
  • Registration and copy of Death Certificate
  • Celebrant appointed by Bowra & O’Dea
  • Placement of the funeral notice on Bowra & O’Dea website
  • A Funeral Notice
  • Provision of support following the funeral including Trillion Trees Memorial Program

Additional Costs

  • Cremation fees and permits
  • Doctors papers fee (only applicable if charged by the doctor)
  • Embalming and dressing in own clothing – Optional

Optional Costs – This will need to be arranged by the family and paid directly to third party provider

  • Printing and Floral Tributes (delivered to Perth branch, or taken to cemetery by family)
  • Music / AV or DVD presentation
  • Cremation Urn

Not Included or Permitted

  • Arrangement at the client’s residence
  • Hearse and funeral procession
  • Catering
  • Burial
  • An extended identification (no more than 15 minutes and 3 people
  • Record of attendance
  • Pallbearers

Terms and Conditions

  • Payment in full 72 hours prior to identification or service or our services will be postponed
  • The Client must provide information in a timely manner
  • Variations to any conditions will impact your service fee
  • Funeral Director not permitted to collect Ashes from Cemetery
  • Prepaid Funeral option available. Administration fee and Cemetery surcharge applies

"Thank you to all those who smoothed the pathway in a stressful situation for me. Without exception, everyone with whom I had contact was helpful, empathetic and very professional."

- Anonymous