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Learn more about cremation in Brisbane.

Cremations are now more popular in Australia than the traditional burial. In Queensland, 70% of the deaths that occur each year are cremations. This guide is designed to help you understand more about arranging a cremation service in Brisbane. It includes a comprehensive list of Brisbane crematoriums and their locations so you can decide which crematorium best suits your needs. This guide covers:

  • Brisbane Crematoriums
  • How to Arrange a Brisbane Cremation Service
  • Cremation Services in Brisbane, Queensland – Regulations

Brisbane Crematoriums

Cremations take place at the following Brisbane crematoriums:
Suburb Brisbane Crematorium Name Operator
Macgregor Mount Gravatt Cemetery and Crematorium Brisbane City Council
Hemmant Hemmant Cemetery and Crematorium Brisbane City Council
Bridgeman Downs Pinnaroo Lawns Cemetery and Crematorium Brisbane City Council
Holland Park Mount Thompson Memorial Gardens and Crematorium InvoCare
Bridgeman Downs Albany Creek Crematorium and Memorial Gardens InvoCare
Sumner Centenary Memorial Gardens Centenary Memorial Gardens Pty Ltd
Goodna Heritage Park Crematorium Goodna Cemetery Trust
Carbrook Great Southern Garden of Remembrance InvoCare
Deception Bay Great Northern Garden of Remembrance (Caboolture & Districts Crematorium) Alex Gow
Nudgee Nudgee Cemetery and Crematorium Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane
As you can see in the table above, a significant private operator in Brisbane is multinational corporation, InvoCare. Similarly, InvoCare operates a number of Sydney crematoriums.

How to Arrange a Brisbane Cremation Service

We’ve previously written about the various considerations that arise when arranging a cremation. Funerals – whether burials or cremations – require families to make a number of arrangements with which they are frequently unfamiliar. These arrangements are made more difficult by the fact that important decisions often need to be made within a short timeframe. Getting in touch with a funeral director can help take much of the stress out of the planning process as it allows you to rely on their experience and expertise. eziFunerals makes it easy to find the best funeral director to assist you.

Cremation Services in Brisbane, Queensland – Regulations

Regardless of where in Australia a cremation takes place, the cremation process will involve a number of fairly routine steps. However, there are additional rules for cremations that vary from state to state. In Queensland, cremations are governed by the Land Act 1994, Land Regulation 2009, Cremations Act 2003 and Department of Natural Resources and Mines Policy (PUX/901/653) “Burial on land administered under the Lands Act 1994”. Under this legislation, the following rules apply to Brisbane cremations:
  • the deceased’s written instructions regarding cremation should be followed by their legal representative if that representative knows of the instructions
  • a person wanting to be cremated should make provision for the cremation in their will;
  • the cremation authority has the right to bury unclaimed ashes after one year;
  • cremated remains may be divided between interested parties and disposed of in different ways.


About eziFunerals

eziFunerals supports individuals and families cope with end of life decisions, death and funerals. We are an independent, Australian-owned and operated company. We are not part of any other funeral company. Our member Funeral Directors operate in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Australia wide. Thet are chosen for their knowledge, quality, service, personalisation and experience. They go above and beyond, and will take the time to support the family. For more information or to make contact with a trusted Independent funeral director, call eziFunerals on 1300 236 402 or visit www.ezifunerals.com.au.