How much does a funeral really cost?
Estimate how much a funeral could cost you – it’s fast, free and based on in-depth research commissioned by Australian Seniors
Based on your selections, our research shows that the average cost of a funeral will be:
This information is based on research conducted by CoreData, commissioned by Australian Seniors. These averages are provided for information purposes only and are not intended to be a recommendation to purchase funeral insurance.
The rising cost of a funeral
Based on the Cost of Death Report from Australian Seniors, the average funeral price has risen 6-11% in less than a decade. That means it’s more important than ever to plan ahead. The biggest contributors to rising prices have been new trends in the way funerals are carried out as well the cost of land and other general services.
While cremations have traditionally been a cost-effective option, a top-end service starts at over $6,000 today. A top-end burial has almost doubled to around $11,000 since 2011. It’s important to remember that there are no set prices for a funeral though; the total cost will vary depending on your personal preferences and the services you choose. Looking at past trends will help you set a suitable budget based on your needs.
Are you and your loved ones financially prepared?
Funeral expenses will often vary, but it’s always good to know your family won’t be left with the added financial stress. Whether you opt for a burial, cremation or any other service, Seniors Funeral Insurance provides your loved ones with a quick payout of up to $15,000 to help reduce the impact of rising funeral costs. Get a quote online or request a call-back to discover how to make life easier for those closest to you when the time comes.
Our Seniors Promise
We believe caring for your family should be made simple, so here’s our promise to you when taking out a Top Cover policy:
You will never pay more than your family receives– when a claim is made, your family will receive either the agreed benefit amount OR the total of all premiums paid under your policy, whichever is greater.
Your premiums will reduce by 5% every five years.
You can choose to cancel your policy and receive 150% of your benefit once you turn 85.
Awards and Code of Practice
Trusted Brand Award
Highly Commended Brand in the funeral insurance category, Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands Award 2018, 2016 and 2015.
Gold Trusted Service Award 2019
Gold award for Trusted Service, as voted by Australian consumers on Feefo 2019, 2018 and 2017.
Code of Practice
We proudly comply with the Life Insurance Code of Practice, so you can be sure you’ll receive the highest standard of service with Australian Seniors.
Why Australian Seniors
You and your family need insurance that delivers real value. With Australian Seniors, you get just that and more.
Peace of mind
Enjoy the confidence of knowing that your policy is backed by the world’s leading underwriters.
We’ve got years of experience, helping you to protect your family and assets with award-winning products and award-winning service.
Dedicated to seniors
We believe insurance should meet your needs, not someone else’s. That’s why we focus on providing the best possible cover for Australians over 50.
Backed by experience
We’ve been doing what we love for years, just like you. Put yourself in good hands with Australian Seniors.