Nothing is more important for
parents than knowing their
little one is cared for
whilst in our hands.

Since Our Beginnings…

We have been privileged to care for little ones of all ages since our beginnings in 1883
– a time when infant and child mortality left nearly no family untouched.

Always we have held sincere appreciation for the trust families bestow upon us when they
place the care of their loved one in our hands, but especially so when it comes to babies and children.

Whilst our professional fees for baby and child services are greatly reduced,
our service and standards of care are definitely not.

The information below is specific to baby services only.

We have special arrangements for children, please contact us on 3252 2031 for further information.

Some things to consider,
when you are ready…

  • Are you wanting a burial or a cremation?
    – A number of cemeteries in Brisbane offer devoted sections for babies
    – You may wish to scatter your precious one’s ashes, place them in an urn or arrange directly with the crematorium for a special resting place
  • Is there a church or chapel service, or other arrangements you would like to make?
    -Even the shortest life has a long history to remember and acknowledge, from the first scan records family and friends begin to have a relationship with a baby long before birth occurs and when this relationship physically ends, it is one to equally acknowledge and commemorate as you feel to do.
  • What clothing would you like to provide us with for dressing your little one and are there blankets or toys that you wish to stay with them?
    – Our care team will take great care in washing and dressing your baby in items you provide
    – Should you wish to dress your baby yourself, we have a private room available for you
    – Angel Gowns are an amazing group of women who hand sew and gift beautiful gowns specifically for babies who have passed, including pre-term angels. We have these on hand as a uniquely exquisite dressing option.
  • Can we arrange a private viewing time for you?
    – We have beautiful space at our Bowen Hills location for you to spend time with your precious one on a day prior to the service
  • Are you wanting hand and foot prints to be made?
    – there are a wide variety of options available and we are here to assist you should you wish to have this kind of memorialisation.

The price information
below shows the three
areas that determine the
cost of a funeral.
Please contact
us at any time for an
itemised quote specific
to your wishes. 

Whether your wishes for a service are simple, traditional or contemporary,
we will listen, offer guidance and support every step of the way.

Whilst we recommend contacting us for a personalised quote,
we understand that sometimes you just want to have a general idea of the
costs most often involved in a burial or cremation service – inclusive of GST.

The information provided below is a guide only.

Funeral Director’s
Fees

Our Professional Service Fee
– For either Burial or Cremation Service $495

Coffin: White, pink or blue $295

After Hours Transfer
When a baby is required to come into the care of K.M.Smith outside of normal working hours, which are Monday to Friday 8.00am-4.30pm, a cost of $495 is incurred.

Viewings (if required)
Kate Mary Chapel, Bowen Hills
Monday to Friday up to 6pm – included
Weekends, Public Holdiay – $295

Mandatory
Fees

All prices are as charged by the supplier. Except where noted, Brisbane City Council (BCC – Non historical) fees have been used :-

Burial
– Grave: Hemmant Baby Cemetery (incl. internment & standard plaque) $1,298
– Use of the BCC cemetery chapel – No charge
– Grave: St Brigid’s Garden Nudgee Cemetery $550 (plus monument / plaque)
– Death Certificate (if over 20 weeks gestation) – incl. registered post $58

Cremation
– Cremation only  – BCC No charge
– Cremation with use of the crematorium chapel BCC – No charge
– Government Cremation Permit: No charge
– Death Certificate (if over 20 weeks gestation) – incl. registered post $58

Variable
Fees

Fees as charged by the supplier.
Inclusion of these options is based soley on your personal choice. Standard prices are included below, however charges may vary depending on individual circumstance:-

– Clergy Offering $330
– Celebrant Fee $475
– Church Hire Fee POA
– Chapel Hire Fee BCC – No charge (burial)
– Kate Mary Chapel – Complimentary
– Organist Fee $285 (church services)
– Vocalist Fee $285
– Floral Tribute – BM29: Teddy Bear 23cm H $160
– Funeral Notice – Courier Mail 6cm $402

Other Options

No Service?

In circumstances where your preference is for no service, with no one in attendance at the burial or cremation,
we are here to help put everything in place for you.

Funeral Director’s
Fee

 Our Professional Service Fee
– Cremation $195
– Burial $295

Coffin: Cherry Box – No Charge

After Hours Transfer
When a baby is required to come into the care of K.M.Smith outside of normal working hours, which are Monday to Friday 8.00am-4.30pm, a cost of $495 is incurred.

Viewings – if required
Kate Mary Lounge, Bowen Hills
Monday to Friday, 10 people, up to 6pm – $95
Weekends, Public Holiday – $295

Mandatory
Fees

All prices are as charged by the supplier. Except where noted, Brisbane City Council fees have been used :-

Burial
– Grave: Hemmant Baby Cemetery (incl. internment & standard plaque) $1,298
– Grave: St Brigid’s Garden Nudgee Cemetery $550 (plus monument / plaque)
– Death Certificate (if over 20 weeks gestation) – incl. registered post $58

Cremation
– Cremation only  – No charge
– Government Cremation Permit: No charge
– Death Certificate (if over 20 weeks gestation) – incl. registered post $58

Variable
Fees

Fees as charged by the supplier.
Inclusion of these options is based soley on your personal choice. Standard prices are included below, however charges may vary depending on individual circumstance:-

Death Notice: Courier Mail eg – 5cm $342
Flowers eg: Single bloom: Rose $12 / Carnation $8 / Gerbera $6

Something Special

Please let us know if there is something special you would like to
have placed in the coffin with your baby prior to a no service, no attendance burial or cremation.
We will always ask you about your wishes for clothing as washing and dressing is always part of our care service.

For cremations, your babies ashes will be returned in a small vessel

 

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