Funeral Service Fees

From your first call, Bet Olam funeral directors will organise everything and support you every step of the way.

Bet-Olam service fees include all the services typically associated with a funeral – including the collection of the deceased into our care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; full mortuary care (including Tahara); hearse and courtesy coach for the family; service time (including outside normal business hours, weekends and public holidays); and the required number of professional staff, vehicles and equipment to carry out the funeral.

PJV member prices

For the deceased who was a member of Etz Chayim, Kedem, Leo Baeck, Kehillat S’dot Zahav, or Temple Beth Israel.

  • Weekday Burial/Cremation Service
    Fee: $7,956
  • Sunday and Public Holiday
    22% Loading

Friends of PJV member prices

For the deceased who was a member of Kehillat Nitzan or Kolenu.

  • Members can apply for a fee reduction by contacting our Funeral Directors
    Phone: 03 9883 6237

Non-member prices

For the deceased who has no affiliation with a PJV or Friend of PJV Synagogue.

  • Weekday Burial/Cremation Service
    Fee: $10,599
  • Sunday and Public Holiday
    22% Loading

Our service fees include everything:

  • 24-hour/365-day service to bring your family member into our care
  • Headstone – the inscription is additional, and Bet Olam can help with the writing if necessary
  • Personal Arrangement Interview to provide advice and plan the funeral, plus other appointments as necessary
  • Liaison with cemeteries, crematoria, government departments, clergy, newspapers, and other parties as appropriate
  • Officiating Rabbi or Cantor
  • Collection of Interim Death Certificates from doctor or hospital
  • Preparation and lodgement of all necessary documentation (including registering the death with Births, Deaths and Marriages, leading to formal Death Certificate)
  • Clinical care by qualified professionals
  • Hearse and Courtesy coach – seats up to 4
  • Delivery to Graveside / Crematorium
  • Burial Service at Cemetery / Service at Chapel
  • Professional staff to carry and lower the coffin into the grave
  • Tahara & Shroud
  • Coffin
  • Temporary Grave Marker
  • Soil from Israel
  • Kaddish Cards
  • Memorial Candles
  • Minyan Service for Members – security fees may apply
  • Shloshim Remembrance in PJV synagogues during the first 30 days of mourning

Family members will be invited to attend a Progressive Judaism Victoria (PJV) Synagogue for the Yom Kippur Yizkor Service and an Aliyah on the first yahrzeit at a PJV synagogue.

Optional service fees

Bet-Olam offers optional services for families who wish them, including travel beyond the metropolitan area of service, should you wish services in another location.

Optional services include:

  • Live Streaming $385
  • Mileage beyond the Metropolitan area (per km) $6.00

Items not included

Bet-Olam services do not include certain items as listed below. We can assist you in gathering this information should you wish and are here to help you every step of the way.

Services not included in our fees:

  • Burial Plot and interment costs
  • Cremation related expenses
  • Minyan Service for non-members
  • Synagogue Security costs
  • Consecration cost for Clergy
  • Clergy costs to/from outside Greater Melbourne

Our Commitment

Bet Olam is here to serve you and walk with you and your family during your time of need. Ensuring your understanding of the funeral process and answering all of your questions is a very important part of what we do.