The cost of a funeral service varies, depending on the options you and your family select.

K.M.Smith Funeral Directors provide a wide range of options and services that allow you and your family to tailor a funeral to suit your personal, cultural and religious requirements. If you would like a detailed explanation of our costs, or have any special requirements for a funeral service, please don’t hesitate to call us on 3252 2031. We are available to speak to 24 hours, 7 days a week.

The following information is provided to give a price guide for the services that K.M.Smith offer to families that we care for.

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Funeral Director's Service Fees

For arranging and carrying out the funeral service in normal working hours on weekdays
No Service No Attendance $1,030.00
Single Service (starts and finishes at one venue – eg: Chapel / Church OR Graveside) $2,950.00
Dual Service (starts at one venue and finishes at a second venue – eg: Church Service followed by a Graveside Committal) $3,645.00
Memorial Service (at Kate Mary Chapel, Bowen Hills) $745.00

Transportation Fee

Our specialised transfer vehicles and fleet of funeral hearses are owned and operated by our staff servicing greater Brisbane
Transfer of deceased from place of death to our private mortuary in normal working hours (weekdays) $495.00
Transfer of deceased after hours (4.30pm – 8am), weekends, or public holidays $590.00
Transportation of deceased to a No Service No Attendance, Single Service, or Dual Service $575.00
Additional charge per kilometer if location of transfer or service is more than 100 km from our private mortuary $5.50/km

Mortuary Care

Our private, custom designed mortuary facilities are used exclusively for the deceased in our care
Safe holding of deceased in our mortuary – No Service No Attendance, Single Service, or Dual Service $330.00
Care & preparation of deceased – No Service No Attendance, Single Service or Dual Service $645.00
Temporary Preservation of deceased by qualified embalmer $640.00
Embalming of deceased by qualified embalmer $1,595.00
Dressing – at our Bowen Hills Location (weekdays) $425.00
Viewing – at our Bowen Hills Location (weekdays) complimentary; Viewing on weekends or public holidays $485.00

Coffin & Casket Range

Locally manufactured coffins and caskets
Coffin range $1,455 – $5,130
Casket range $6,115 – $7,995

Disbursements & Third Party Charges


All charges are based on Brisbane City Council crematorium fees (other venue costs on application)
Cremation only $695.00
Chapel and cremation $1090.00
Extra chapel time (beyond the first hour) $395.00


All charges are based on Brisbane City Council fees at Hemmant, Mt Gravatt and Pinnaroo cemeteries
Lawn Grave – 1 burial: Includes plot, first interment & maintenance, plus standard bronze plaque with 1 inscription $5,250.00
Reopening and closing fee – for each additional burial in an existing plot $2,516.00

Legal Documents

Death Certificate issued by Births, Deaths & Marriages – Qld (including delivery by Registered Post) $60.00
Cremation Permit – completed by independent doctor $77.00

K.M.Smith Package Services

Unattended (No Service, No Attendance) Cremation

Professional Service Fee (Including transfer, transportation and mortuary care) $3,075.00
Coffin – Essential Care $1,455.00
Cremation Fee $730.00
Death Certificate – including delivery by registered post $60.00
Cremation Permit $77.00
Total cost $5,397.00

Mortuary Disclosure

Our registered mortuary is located in Buchanan Road, Banyo, Qld 4014. This facility is owned by K.M.Smith Funeral Directors, is used solely for the care of our client families, and is not available for use by any other funeral director. Transportation of the body prior to burial or cremation will be in a specialised vehicle owned and operated by K.M.Smith Funeral Directors. The body will be held and prepared in our private mortuary and will only be transported for the purposes of the funeral service as per the final agreement.

The following is a list of Crematoria that K.M.Smith Funeral Directors most commonly use:

Centenary Memorial Gardens – Sumner (Centenary Memorial Gardens Pty Ltd)

Nudgee Cemetery and Crematorium – Nudgee (Roman Catholic Archdiocese)

Hemmant Cemetery and Crematorium – Hemmant (Brisbane City Council)

Mt Gravatt Cemetery and Crematorium – Mt Gravatt (Brisbane City Council)

Pinnaroo Cemetery and Crematorium – Albany Creek (Brisbane City Council)

Mt Thompson Memorial Gardens and Crematorium – Holland Park (InvoCare)

Albany Creek Memorial Park – Bridgeman Downs (InvoCare)

Great Southern Memorial Park – Carbrook (InvoCare)

Great Northern Garden of Remembrance – Deception Bay (Alex Gow Pty Ltd)

Heritage Park Crematorium and Memorial Gardens – Goodna (Heritage Memorial Park Trust)