When you engage our
professional services we
understand that it is our
expertise, experience
and conduct that are
being sought.

Exceptional Care, Surprisingly Affordable

Our Professional Service Fees are determined by the type of service you require and, as with all our pricing, are GST inclusive.

They also cover our continued investment into the best equipment and facilities to safely and respectfully
care for your loved one to a standard second to none.

Our Professional Service Fees cover the many duties our dedicated team of staff tend to in arranging,
planning and conducting a funeral, from our first contact with you through to after the funeral is completed.
They are the many ways we care for your loved one and your specific wishes.

Caring for your
Loved One

– our expertise in caring for your loved one begins with arranging the necessary documentation to facilitate moving them into our care

– it is always our staff moving your loved one from their place of death (within greater Brisbane) to our mortuary facilities. In normal business hours, which are 8am to 4.30pm, this service is included in our professional service fee, however outside of these hours a $495 fee applies

– our private, state of the art mortuary facility is never shared with or hired out to any other funeral director and provides a safe and dignified space for your loved one whilst they are in our care

– washing, dressing and providing mortuary care to your loved one with your written permission, following your clearly recorded requests

– holding your loved one in our care for the days or weeks leading up to the funeral

Following through on
your wishes

– 24 hour service, 7 days a week with a member of our staff always on the end of the phone to assist you

– at home arrangements, let us come to you unless your preference is to meet at one of our branches located for your convenience throughout Brisbane

– a designated funeral arranger to meet, plan and follow through with you every step of the way up to and after the funeral

– administration and co-ordination staff working behind the scenes for you in specialised roles from coffin trimming to accounts

– scheduling of all associated service providers involved in the delivery of the funeral service

– collection and presentation to the relevant authorities of documents as required by law

– use of our Kate Mary Chapel and Lounge located at Bowen Hills for funeral services with live streaming and catering available

– viewings in our Kate Mary Chapel or Lounge, Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm are also included when you have a funeral service

– online tribute provided at kmsmith.com.au

– vehicles, including Mercedes, Ford and Holden hearses

– funeral equipment, including portable PA system for funeral services

– funeral attendants and designated funeral conductor for funeral services

– collection of ashes from crematorium and decanting service

With K.M.Smith you are accessing expert staff, many of whom work behind the scenes to care for your loved one, with over 135 years of unequaled experience.

Our Professional Service Fees:-

Dual Service


Applies to funerals that begin in one location (eg: church/chapel) and end in another (eg: graveside or crematorium chapel)

Single Service


Applies to funerals that begin and end in a single location such as a chapel, church or a graveside service.

Repatriations, Memorials, Baby and Child services are specialised and attract their own Professional Service Fee. Please click below for details.

Baby & Child

Other Requirements

Every funeral also requires your choice of coffin, cemetery or crematorium fees and your personal and entirely optional choices around celebrants, flowers, press notices, venue hire, catering and other special requests you may have such as bagpiper, streaming and so on.

It is important to note that some funerals also attract additional services and fees that are not required for every funeral service such as embalming. Please click below for more information on additional services and fees.

Additional Services & Fees 

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