Chelsea Heights (Gateway Funerals)
Cnr Wells Road & Thames Promenade
East Bentleigh (John Grant Funerals)
177 East Boundary Road

Funeral Costs

Single/Dual Service Fee: $3280 inc. GST

Our professional service fee includes:
· 24 hour advice and support every day of the year from our professionally trained team
· Personal guidance in arranging the funeral (in either our funeral home or at your home)
· Complete clinical care of the deceased by qualified embalming staff to prepare and dress your loved one
· Procurement of necessary medical certificate from the Doctor or Hospital
· Use of our chapel facilities for funerals, viewings and refreshments
· Provision of bereavement support following the through our Plant for life day and Christmas remembrance services
· Provision of a modern hearse
· Provision of a four-seater mourning car for the day of the funeral and arranging of extra cars where required
· Prepare and lodge all necessary documentation eg. with the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
· Liaising with the cemetery or crematorium
· Arrange a clergy or civil celebrant to officiate
· Liasing with our in-house media department re: orders of service and audio-visual tributes, musicians and other service providers
· Compiling and placement of death and funeral notices in the newspaper/s and online (where required)
· Ordering, receiving and carefulhandling of floral tributes
· Displaying of floral tributes at Cemetery or Crematorium and collection of cards
· Fulfilment of any wishes concerning Masonic lodge, R.S.L. or supplying of a national flag
· Provision of all necessarystaff for funerals, viewings and refreshments

Casket and Coffin Costs

The cost of a casket or coffin depends on many factors including wood type (eg. composite timber, pine, oak, camphor laurel, cedar), shape (eg. flat, domed,rectangular), finish (eg. gloss, matt or satin) and the interior (eg. satin, silk, denim). Please click on this link to view our full selection of caskets and coffins.

Cemetery and Crematoria Costs

Depending on whether you choose burial or cremation, these costs vary and are set by the relevant cemetery or crematoria. They are also generally Government approved fees in the State of Victoria.

Other Costs

Other costs are generally optional and descriptions of several of these can be found in our funeral options section. These include fees for the following: flowers,newspaper notices, celebrant or clergy, refreshments, live music, funeral collateral, butterfly or dove releases.

Our Journey

Gateway Funerals was first established in Edithvale in the late 1980’s. The business quickly developed due to the commitment and professional personal service provided by the thoughtful staff. It became necessary in 1993 to relocate our Funeral Home premises to Chelsea Heights with new and modern facilities available for our patrons.

John W Grant Funerals was first established in the 1990’s in Dandenong and later in Bentleigh East. The company quickly gained a reputation of offering a dignified and sincere service for a reasonable cost.

Early in 2004 Gateway Funerals and John W Grant Funerals amalgamated to become John Grant Funerals that we see today.

We fully understand the importance of making a fitting tribute to a loved one, a memory that will last forever. In the midst of the sadness that you feel at this time, the thought of arranging this final farewell can be a daunting prospect. Our caring staff are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to guide you through what can appear to be a maze of arrangements both wanted by you and required by others.

During the service, as you reflect on the life being remembered, let us enhance these memories by using some of your treasured photographs and a favourite piece of music, to create an audio visual celebration of the life journey undertaken by your loved one.

In today’s multicultural society, it is important to note that all Religious and Cultural needs can be fulfilled by us and that funeral planning and services can be arranged throughout metropolitan Melbourne, or interstate if required.

As you enter the tranquillity of our Funeral Chapel, you will be filled with a sense of peace, knowing that your loved one’s final farewell will be treated with dignity and respect. The 75 seat Chapel is fully air conditioned for the comfort of mourners both old and young and an adjoining area can be used to accommodate up to 200 people if required.

Our sound system allows for every spoken memory or musical tribute to be heard clearly by all and the modern plasma screens ensure that pictorial memories to be shared on this special day are viewed the best possible way. Light refreshments can be served in the area adjoining the Chapel following the service, to allow friends and family the time to share, reflect and to comfort each other before moving away.

If someone dies at home, the first person to be contacted is the Doctor of the deceased. The Doctor, or a locum, will attend to confirm that death has occurred. Once this is done, you need to contact the Funeral Director to arrange the transfer of the deceased into their care. There is no hurry for this if you want to spend some quiet time with your loved one.

If death occurs at a nursing home or hospital, the Funeral Director can be contacted by yourself or the staff to arrange transfer of the deceased. Then arrangements for the funeral service can be arranged at your convenience. Our staff are contactable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (03) 9776 0299 or click here to contact us.

Today, more and more people are considering the option to pre-pay and pre-arrange their funeral. Making decisions at a time of grief can be extremely difficult for those left behind. And so by planning ahead, you can relieve your loved ones of this painful responsibility. We are able to make all of the information regarding this choice available to you to make a fully informed decision.

All Health Department guidelines are strictly followed by our company and our staff in the preparation of deceased persons. Should viewing of the deceased be desired, this will be arranged in a dignified manner.

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Two Convenient Melbourne Locations

Serving The Melbourne Bayside & Dandenong Area For Over 25 Years.

Chelsea Heights (Gateway Funerals)

Cnr Wells Road & Thames Promenade Chelsea Heights VIC 3196
Ph: (03) 9776 0299
Fax: (03) 9773 1167

East Bentleigh (John Grant Funerals)

177 East Boundary Road
East Bentleigh VIC 3165
Ph: (03) 9776 0299