Burial cost in South Australia varies from $5500 to $12000. This could be a substantial amount for some community members and families. Repatriation of dead body back to Pakistan takes around $13000 to $15000 depends on different factors.
PAASA runs a community funeral fund to help and assist the bereaved family with the burial cost of their loved ones in any of the two available cemeteries. Cost of the burial in Al-Khalil Mosque cemetery is around $12000. Whole of the burial process is managed by Al-Khalil Mosque administration.
Whereas Adelaide City Mosque runs Morphett Vale cemetery where the average cost of burial is around $5500. Burial process in Adelaide City Mosque is run by Fulham Funerals.
PAASA run this charity program with the help of Pakistani community members in the form of donations and charities. Funeral Fund account is separate from PAASA operational account. We urge the community members to pay their charity and donations to the funeral fund account to keep this service running for the time of need.