Repatriation of the Deceased from Australia and in this example from Melbourne is relatively straight forward.
As of February 2012 the approximate cost of the Repatriation from Melbourne to the United Kingdom would be in the region of £5,100. This is a guide cost only and a full quotation will be given on a case by case basis.
Fee for documents for transportation
Translation and Legalisation of documents
Sealing of coffin by Customs Official
Basic zinc lined coffin
Transportation of Deceased from Place of Death too airport.
Air flight charges - (Flight weight up to 130KG)
Sanitization/Embalming of Deceased
UK Border clearance.
The coffin used can be used for Burial in the UK or Cremation if the Zinc lining is removed by the receiving Funeral Director or by us.
This would include all costs to the United Kingdom and collection from Heathrow Airport to our London Mortuary.
Other Airports such as Glasgow, Liverpool or Manchester can be used and should not effect the cost much.
Forward transportation and Burial/Cremation costs in the UK are in addition. Please contact our Repatriation Head Office for details of our repatriation service to the UK from overseas.