Funeral Costs

Understanding potential costs

Deciding what the right funeral for your loved one is can be challenging. We have put together a few examples of what you should expect when you are arranging a funeral for your loved one. It is important to know these are just examples and we are able to cater for any specific needs you might require. Costs will also change depending on the choices you make while arranging the funeral.

Professional Service Fee

At Davis Funerals, our professional service fee is made of the services we provide to you. This includes but is not limited to, meeting with your family or representative, liaising with external providers and coordinating service requirements, directing the funeral, registration of the death, administration and management review and 24-hour service, and personal attendance. From $2415

Mortuary Fee

Our mortuary fee is for the care of the deceased, it includes all associated costs with this part of our services. From $309

Cremation Fee

We are in a fortunate position to provide care for your family member through the entire funeral process. This includes access to our own crematorium, which means your loved one never needs to leave our care. Our cremations include a temporary wood urn, which can be used until you decide what you would like to do with the ashes. $855

Transfer Fees

A transfer refers to the movement of your family member, from the place where the death has occurred to our funeral home and or any other movements required. From $275

Hearse Fee

At Davis, we have a fleet of modern and classic hearses that you can view here View Hearses. Choosing the hearse that fit’s your family best is important to us, it’s important to know that all our hearses are charged out at the same cost. From $535

Doctors Fee

Every doctor’s fee can vary, it’s important to know that we do not charge extra costs for the doctor’s services. Approx $200

Medical Referee Fee

A medical referee is required to sign off on the cause of death as stipulated by the doctor. $40

Death Certificate

Births, Death and Marriages issue and charge for the Certified Copy of a Certificate. Davis will provide you with additional copies certified by one of our two on staff JPs at no extra charge. Original copy $33

Celebrants & Clergy

Whether arranged by us or your own celebrant, there is a fee for their services. In the case of clergy associated with a church parish, it is usual to offer a gratuity for services provided. Celebrants form $500 – $575 ( the latter if GST registered)A suggested gratuity for a priest or minister is $300 although it is the families decision.

Death Notices

Death notices are charged on a per line basis – NZ Herald from $10 per line

Photo Tribute

Over time, funerals have started to embrace technology, photo tributes are now common at funerals and are a beautiful way to remember your family member from $320


The world has truly become a small place. We realise you might have family members living overseas and are unable to attend the funeral service. Most of our chapels are equipped with live streaming equipment, allowing people to watch the funeral live from anywhere in the world. From $339

Viewings, Ashes Storage and Accommodation of the Deceased

It’s important to know that Davis does not have any additional charge for any of these services.

Alison Morgan
West Auckland
"I just wanted to say again how much I appreciated your care of Bob and the family at the funeral on Friday. Martin, your care and the way you dealt with us was appreciated. "
Paul Holmes
Mt Eden
"At times of grief it's reassuring to have a great company looking after you, and we really appreciate Davis and in particular your invaluable help Shane – thanks ! "
Ange Foote
"Thanks again Dani for your wonderful support, understanding and efficiency in making it a special send off for dad. "
Lynne Robertson
"Thank you to everyone at Davis Funerals. Wayne’s service was amazing, we had 300 people in the Panmure Yacht Club. So many people commented on the ashes in the scatter tubes and the service sheets."
Belinda Manthel
"Rachel, You did a great job organising everything for Johns funeral, the service was just perfect . You must be a very special person to work there and calmly speak to people when they’re in need."
Liz Fong
"Thank you for the amazing people you have working at Davis Funeral parlour. I'm so grateful for everything that was done for Keith. I would recommend Davis Funeral parlour to all my Whanau and friends"
Melanie Harvey
"I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you again for making Betty’s funeral so kind, warm and special. You made what is a sad occasion better in every possible way. I cannot thank you enough."
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