Understanding the cremation costs

To help you make the right choice, we believe it is important that you understand the costs involved in organising a cremation in New Zealand today.

The cost of a Value Cremation

A Value Cremation is not a full funeral service, it offers a low cost cremation service to suit any budget. As we work with a number of different suppliers across New Zealand, and due to varying costs in each region, the price we are able to offer also varies by region. To see the Value Cremations price in your region, please select from one of the options below.

North Island

South Island

Professional fees

This is the cost of our trained staff and their time to arrange and co-ordinate the various elements of the cremation. They take the utmost care to look after the details so you don’t have to worry about them. Our professional funeral director will speak with you over the phone, or via email, and then liaise with the crematorium staff to ensure the service we offer is conducted with dignity and respect.

Organising the Death Certificate and other necessary application and registration forms

This can sometimes be a time consuming task. Value Cremations experienced staff will take care of as much as they are able to; working with doctors, the Coroner’s office if required, the crematorium and the Department of Births, Deaths and Marriages as required. Our staff will require the necessary information from you or your family to complete the paperwork. After the Death Certificate is issued, it will then be sent to you for your records.

Value Cremations will also acquire the doctor's cremation certificates and manage any other required application and registration forms for the cremation service to proceed.

Transport of the deceased

When someone dies, they need to be collected from their place of death and transferred into our care. This may be from a nursing home, a hospital, hospice or a private residence. Our trained staff will collect the deceased and transport them into our care so preparation can occur, and then transfer them to the crematorium.

Preparation of the body

Before a cremation can take place, the deceased will need to undergo the required mortuary preparation and will be dressed in their clothing that is provided by family and placed in the casket. This is done with the utmost care and respect by our professional, trained staff.

Coffin or Casket

In New Zealand, almost all crematoria will require that a body be placed in a coffin or casket for cremation. Value Cremations uses a quality yet affordable coffin.

Cremation fees

Value Cremations works with a number of trusted and reputable crematoria across New Zealand. These crematoria employ fully trained staff who are experts in managing the cremation process. We only work with crematoria that are as committed as we are to providing a caring and respectful service.

Find out more

The Value Cremations package has been carefully designed to suit as many New Zealand families looking for a low cost cremation service as possible. We offer Value Cremations to ensure a budget cremation alternative.

If you would like a full funeral service we recommend you speak to your local InvoCare New Zealand Ltd member funeral home. Look them up at https://www.invocare.co.nz

If you have any further questions regarding our services, please call the Value Cremations team on 0800 825832 (0800VALUECREMATIONS) or contact us via the online form on the region pages.

Select from the regions below:

North Island

South Island