Professional fees designed to provide choice
TJ Scott & Son Funeral Directors provide a wide range of services and options to help make the funeral service as individual and personal as possible while offering choices to suit varying budgets.
Our Professional Fees are designed to give you choice. We understand that organising a funeral means different things to different people and that there is a big difference between organising a simple non-attended cremation to an All-day Celebration of Life, and everything in between.
What do Professional Fees include?
Funeral Directors’ Professional Fees include many components including:
- the care of your loved ones from the initial transfer to the TJ Scott & Son Mortuary Care Centre to the day of the funeral itself
- the administrative and legislative requirements necessary in the organising of your final goodbye
- our experienced and trained staff available 24 hours a day every day of the year and
- the organising and attendance to the funeral
What other options can be included?
The total cost of a funeral depends on the elements you choose and what is involved in putting all those elements together. It is important to make informed decisions so you know what is involved with each step.
There are 4 main elements of funeral expenses:
- The funeral directors professional service fee
- The coffin, casket or shroud selection
- The third-party fees (out of pocket expenses)
- The goods & services tax (GST)
The cost differences we offer reflect the time required to organise and attend the funeral itself. Any further requests from families do incur extra fees which will be provided to you at your request and approval prior to the funeral.
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There are many benefits in paying for your funeral in advance. With a pre-paid funeral you pay in advance for your preferred funeral arrangements, calculated at today’s current prices. This means you don’t have to worry about inflation or any future price increases.
Your payment is invested in a capital guaranteed funeral benefit fund regulated under the Funerals (Prepaid Money) Act 1993. In addition if you travel you can include the Pre-paid Travelcare Plan.
This Plan helps meet the costs of transport from the place of death to your nominated Funeral Director. Planning ahead with TJ Scott & Son means you can feel assured and confident that you have taken care of everything in advance.
A pre-paid funeral puts you in charge of how you are remembered. It also gives you control so you can protect your family from unnecessary stress or financial burden at a difficult and emotional time in the future.
Share your own personal tribute
When it comes to saying goodbye you may have your own personal words or memories you would like to share. Add your tribute through our Tributes & Reflections page so you can share your special personal stories.
Planning ahead makes sense. It’s a way of thinking about your life and providing an opportunity for the people in your life to know what’s
important to you.
TJ Scott & Son is a family business with over 75 years experience helping other families through funeral planning.
Many people find it helpful to think about funeral arrangements like other planned life activities, such as selling your home or retirement. Just like those financial and emotional decisions, there is no ‘one size fits all’ option. You have to think about what’s important for you and for your family.