Frequently Asked Questions

Headstones, Gravestones, Monuments, Chapels, Cremation Urns, Additional Headstone Inscriptions Perth

Here you will find the answers to some of your questions including – What is the average cost of a cemetery headstone? How much does it cost to add an inscription to a headstone?  Can you upgrade a headstone?  Where can I buy a memorial plaque? and more:

Headstones & Gravestones Questions

What is the average cost of a cemetery headstone?

Simple grave markers vary from $750-$2,500 and headstones on a base average around $2,500-$4,000. You can visit our range here.

What is the average cost of a grave marker?

You can expect to pay a few hundred dollars for a baseline option and $1,500 to $3,000 for a standard option. As you get up to high-end markers, they can easily cost as much as $20,000. You can visit our range here.

What is the difference between a headstone and a tombstone?

Gravestones, which are now used synonymously with headstones and tombstones, were once large stone slabs that covered graves. They might have been inscribed with information about the deceased.  Full guide here

What is the cheapest headstone?

The cheapest type of headstone is a grave marker, which is usually positioned at the top of the grave. It’s similar in size to an upright headstone but lies flat on the surface of the soil covered area. You can visit our range here.

Do you need permission to put a headstone on a grave?

Cemeteries divide their plots into different sections, and in most cases, a cemetery will permit only a certain type of monument to be installed in a particular section. You need to find out where the person is buried and what types of monuments are allowed.

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What size cremation urn do i need?

Cremation Urn Questions

What size cremation urn do i need?

To calculate the right urn capacity for someone’s ashes, you first take their body weight and divide it by 2.2. From this, you will know how many cubic inches they need to be stored in.

For example, a 65kg person would require an urn with 140-150 cubic inches volume capacity or 2.2 litres for remains on average. This can vary slightly. Our full range is here.

How much should a cremation urn cost?

The cost of a cremation urn ranges from $100 to $1000 depending on the design and size. Our full range is here.

What are keepsake urns?

Keepsake cremation urns are designed to keep a small portion of the cremation ashes. Our full range is here.

What is the best material for a burial urn?

Cremation urns are made out of a variety of materials including Ceramic, Porcelain, Marble, Glass, Crystal, Stone and Wood.

Choosing a cremation urn can be challenging. When choosing, it’s important to pay attention to the function, design and style of the urn. You will also want to take into account what type of material you’ll need for honouring your loved one by displaying their ashes in the urn.

Can you bury a loved one in an urn you buy?

You can either keep the ashes in a decorative, sealed urn, bury them in a small plot or memorial site, or scatter them at a special location chosen by you or your loved one. However, you will need to ask for permission if your chosen location is on public or private property.


How much does it cost to add inscription to headstone?

We have a guide to help you calculate the cost and design for a headstone. You can view the guide here, or contact us and we will provide a no-obligation quote.

Can you add to a headstone?

Yes, we can add additional inscriptions to an existing monument or headstone. We endeavour to match the inscription as closely as possible. Further details here.

Can you upgrade a headstone?

Yes, we can provide advice on the best way to upgrade a headstone. Please contact us or view our information here.


Where can i buy a memorial plaque?

We have a range of plaques available from our sister site at: Pinnaroo Cemetery Plaques

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What is a Mausoleum?

Mausoleum Questions

What is a Mausoleum?

An alternative to a traditional burial, a mausoleum is a final resting place above ground. It contains one or many crypts for the body and cremated remains. You can find further information here.

How much does a mausoleum cost?

They start around $25,000 for an outdoor mausoleum, but they can cost hundreds of thousands for walk-in varieties. The average cost to entomb a body in a public mausoleum is about $4,000. The price varies and can be as low as $2,000 or as high as $10,000. You can find further information here.

Is it cheaper to be buried in the ground or in a mausoleum?

Entombing a body in a mausoleum is typically more expensive than burial. Both of these options are usually more expensive than cremation. The location of the mausoleum is a major determining factor in how much it costs. You can find further information here.

Do bodies smell in a mausoleum?

This is actually a pretty common question, and the answer is no, mausoleums do not smell. You think mausoleums would have an odour, right? After all, they are enclosed rooms filled with dead bodies!


Can i design my own memorial?

We can assist you in designing a memorial for your loved one. If you see something in the cemetery or on the internet that you would like to match, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Is a memorial service cheaper than a funeral?

Generally speaking, memorial services are much cheaper to hold and arrange compared to traditional funeral services because the body is not present

Are memorials and funerals the same?

The main difference between a funeral and a memorial is the presence of the body of the deceased person during the service. A funeral service does have the body of the deceased person there. During a memorial service, the body of the deceased person does not have the body of the deceased person present.

How do i choose a funeral director in Perth?

Comparing funeral directors in Perth is easy:

Go to
Select Burial or Cremation.
Select the Type of Service you want.
Enter your Postcode and click “Compare”

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Highest Quality

Some companies have begun to hold back inscription panels to force clients into returning to them for future inscriptions. They are stacked in piles in a warehouse.

We would never consider such an uncaring treatment of our clients. Our panels are attached with screws by tradesmen, not simply glued to the stone. Our lettering is deeply sandblasted and easily refilled in the future.

Stress-Free Service

Our business is locally owned and operated in Perth by third-generation monumental masons.

We take a personalised approach throughout all aspects of the process to ensure unique memorial stones and monuments. Utilising our experience, we will do everything to make the process as stress-free as possible.

Our headstone costs are very reasonable and there are lots of options and styles.

Expansive Factory

Catering to your needs in and around Perth, we have an office opposite the rear of Karrakatta Cemetery and an office and factory close to the Fremantle Cemetery.

We welcome clients to see our factory and the large display of memorial stones and monuments we have at our O’Connor and Nedlands site.

You can also chat with us online using the Chat link in the bottom right-hand corner.

Supplying HeadstonesGravestones, Monuments, Cemetery Chapels, Cremation Urns & Additional Inscriptions Perth and Surrounds for Over 50 Years

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You can view Our Range where we provide costs and pricing for Headstones, Gravestones, Cemetery Chapels, Monuments, and Mausoleums. We also have a range of Cremation Urns for Ashes, Italian Accessories from major suppliers, and a range of Extras including Ceramic Photos, Ceramic Vases, Crystal Photos, Pet Pebbles and Ceramic Flowers you can buy online.