The cost of a funeral will essentially reflect the personal, cultural and financial needs of your family, and the choices you make.

Childers Woodgate Funeral Services has a flexible pricing structure, which allows families to choose from a range of services and options.

Our Funeral Directors will provide you with an itemised fee proposal, outlining all of the services and costs involved with the funeral that best reflects the life of your loved one and your family’s needs.

There are generally four main costs associated with a funeral:

Professional Service Fee

Our Professional Service Fee incorporates all of the tasks and services involved in arranging, planning and conducting the funeral, including:

  • Guidance, expertise and care from a team of experienced, professionally trained staff (available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year).
  • Provision of hearse and mourning car (if required).
  • Placement of death and funeral notices in the newspaper/s and on our website/Facebook.
  • Making arrangements with the cemetery/crematorium.
  • Liaising with clergy or a civil celebrant.
  • Liaising with the florist, caterer, musician and other service providers.
  • Provision of all necessary staff and hearse on the day of the funeral.
  • Photo presentations to be played at the service.
  • Lodgment of all paperwork with Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Childers Woodgate Funeral Services offers a variety of service options, all of which allow you and your family to tailor them to reflect your individual, personal, cultural and religious requirements. Simply ask for full details and prices.


The price of a coffin depends entirely on the construction/type, quality, finish and style that is chosen. Please ask our staff to view our range of coffins.

Cemetery Charges

These charges are set by the individual cemeteries and do not vary between funeral companies.

Cremation Fees

Childers Woodgate Funeral Services do not have their own crematorium, therefore, have working relationships with a number of crematoriums who allow us to use their facilities for a fee. Please ask our funeral director for further information.

Other Fees

There are generally a range of other services and fees, which are entirely optional, such as:

  • Newspaper notices
  • Orders of Service Booklets
  • Floral tributes
  • Clergy/celebrant fee
  • Transfer fees
  • Mortuary care fees
  • Cremation Urns (if required)

Funeral Cost Information

The information below is intended to provide you with an approximate price guide to a range of service combinations that are frequently chosen.

We currently offer four packages: Direct Cremation; Bronze Package; Silver Package; Gold Package. For details as to what is included in each package, please refer to the PDF. The costs included are those costs that are exclusively to us and therefore, under our control. There are of course, additional costs that may be incurred if clients choose those options. These costs are usually third party costs, of which, are out of our control.

Our mortuary and office premises are located at 43 Dalgangal Road, Gayndah Qld 4625. This facility is owned by Fred and Shirley Hampson who trade under their company name: Jenlesley Pty Ltd (trading as Burnett Regional Funeral Services or Childers Woodgate Funeral Services.) When a cremation service is requested, we work in conjunction with other facilities as requested.

Transportation of your loved one for burial or cremation will be in a suitable vehicle owned by our company. Your loved one will be kept in our mortuary and will only be transported for the purposes of the funeral service as per the final agreement.


A Copy of our Funeral Service Fees and Charges Can Be Downloaded Here – Fees and Charges as at June 2023


What does our Professional Fee Include?

  • the professional care of the deceased;
  • the administration, preparation and conducting of a funeral, requiring a minimum staff involvement of 30 hours;
  • the provision and maintenance of a specialty vehicles i.e. hearse and mortuary transfer vehicle;
  • the provision and maintenance of appropriate premises and equipment;
  • compliance with current workplace health and safety requirements;
  • an approportionate amount towards the ongoing training and development of our staff, electricity, rates and taxes, insurances, workers compensation, compulsory superannuation.

What does the Transfer Fee cover?

  • Transfer of your loved one into our care at any hour of any day (travel within 300 km).
  • Transfer of your loved one from our facility to the location of the service using a well maintained hearse.
  • Transfer of your loved one from the place of service to the cemetery / crematorium using a well maintained hearse.
  • If the location of either place of service and/or burial/cremation is in excess of 300km, additional mileage will be incurred.
  • If the transfer of your loved one into our care is further away than 300 km, the services of FTSA will be employed.

What does a Direct Cremation mean?

  • Non-attended service for the deceased at the place of cremation.
  • Transfer of the deceased from the place of death into our care;
  • Transfer of the deceased to place of cremation.
  • Professional care of the deceased;
  • Administration and registration of the death;
  • Provision and maintenance of a specialty vehicle i.e. mortuary transfer vehicle;
  • Management of the cremation process including containerisation of cremated remains for collection;

What are the payment terms?

  1. We will issue an account on the completion of the funeral service, unless requested earlier.
  2. A deposit of 50% of the estimated cost will be required before the day of the funeral (unless other arrangements are made).
  3. Your account is due and payable no later than14 days from the date of the funeral service.
  4. We manage our accounts in a professional manner. We reserve the right to refer unpaid accounts to the Australian Creditors Association. Please note that reasonable collection charges will be added to the unpaid account.
  5. Any account outstanding over 30 days (unless prior arrangements have been made) will incur a 10% interest charged monthly. The estimated price provided to you in the Funeral Agreement has been given in good faith but is not binding on us. Our price will be the Total Price plus any additional charges incurred by us in providing the services outlined in the Funeral Agreement.
  6. All prices are inclusive of Goods & Services Tax (GST).