|Q: If I pay for my funeral in advance, will the family have to pay anything extra at the time of my funeral? |
A: The fee paid now covers the cost of cremation now or at any time in the future. There may be additional payments required for the funeral director or a memorial.
|Q: Can I use the agreement to cremate or bury someone else? |
A: The agreement only provides for the cremation, burial or interment of the person named in the agreement. It is not transferable.
|Q: If I leave WA can I receive a refund? |
A: Yes, the person named in the agreement may apply for a refund of the amount paid less any administration fees charged by the Board.
|Q: What type of things can be pre-purchased? |
A: You may pre-purchase a grave, an interment, a cremation or a memorial placement. A separate certificate is issued for all pre-purchases.The Metropolitan Cemeteries Board provides pre-need agreements for the following: grave sites, memorial sites, cremations, interments and mausoleum crypt entitlements. Some funeral directors can also arrange pre-need agreements for their services.
|Q: Can my family choose where the cremation will take place? |
A: Yes, your family may select whichever location best suits their needs, whether it is Karrakatta, Pinnaroo or Fremantle.
|Q: Why should I consider pre-purchasing? |
A pre-planned and pre-purchased funeral means that you make your own decisions and give yourself the peace of mind of knowing your wishes are in place.
|Q: Does it cost more to pre-purchase? |
A: Pre-purchasing costs slightly more, but the pre-purchased funeral package will not be affected by future price rises.