The Aboriginal Community Funeral Plan (“the Plan”) is designed to provide a payout to meet the whole or part of the expenses of and incidental to a person’s funeral and burial or cremation.
Losing a loved one can be a very difficult time. Please find below a full description of everything covered by our funeral plans so that you can easily identify what will be paid. Our payments are made directly to the funeral director first and then payments can be claimed.
It is a requirement that bills, invoices or accounts for all expenses be provided before the Plan can make a payment. This is a government requirement which the Plan must follow.
Please refer to the examples of “funeral and related expenses” which appear below:
Actual Funeral Costs – Costs of the funeral itself which usually appear on the Funeral Director’s account. This can include the following:
- Funeral Directors professional fees
- Floral arrangements
- Notices in papers, radio etc
- Copy of Death Certificate
- Choir fees / Soloist fees / Organist fees
- Cemetery fees
- Cremation fees
- Minister donation
- Grave digging fees
- Memorial books
- Order of service
- Mortuary transportation and hearse
- Rose petals
- Grave marker
Travel Costs – Travel costs to attend the funeral, including air fares, air charter, train or bus fares, petrol, food, accommodation for family and friends
Wake costs – All costs associated with the wake including food, drinks, hall hire etc
Clothing for the funeral – Costs of hiring and/or buying clothing for the funeral for family and friends
Traditional cultural ceremony costs – Painting of the coffin etc
Headstones/Plaques – Costs of getting the headstone/plaque made and the engraving costs associated
Memorabilia items – Photos, sports team colours etc
Anniversary celebrations – Including food, drink, media notices, flowers etc for celebrating the deceased’s life on the anniversary of their passing
If you need to know if something which does not appear on this list would be considered a “funeral or related expense” – please phone us on 1800 622 924.