GUIDE TO MELBOURNE CREMATIONS

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Cremations are now more popular in Australia than the traditional burial. In Victoria, over 70% of deaths that occur each year are cremations.

This guide is designed to help you understand more about arranging a cremation service in Melbourne. It includes a comprehensive list of Melbourne crematoriums and their locations so you can decide which crematorium best suits your needs.

This guide covers:

  • Melbourne Crematoriums
  • How to Arrange a Melbourne Cremation Service
  • Cremation Services in Melbourne, Victoria – Regulations

 

Melbourne Crematoriums

 

Cremations take place at the following Melbourne crematoriums:

Suburb Melbourne Crematorium Name Operator
Altona North Altona Memorial Park Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (Govt)
Clayton Springvale Botanical Cemetery Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (Govt)
Dandenong South Bunurong Memorial Park Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (Govt)
Fawkner Fawkner Memorial Park Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (Govt)
Lilydale Lilydale Memorial Park Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (Govt)

In contrast to other states such as NSW, where private operators undertake a significant portion of the state’s cremations, in Victoria, only government-regulated cemetery trusts can conduct cremations.

 

How to Arrange a Melbourne 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 Melbourne, Victoria – 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 Victoria, cremations are governed by the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2003, the Cemeteries and Crematoria Regulations 2015.

Under this legislation, the following rules apply to Melbourne cremations:

  • cremated remains must be available two days after cremation;
  • cremated remains must be held for at least 12 months;
  • the cemetery trust may remove any fittings on the coffin/receptacle if it is of the opinion that the fittings could impede the cremation or damage the cremator;
  • it is an offence to play sport, fish, bathe, hunt or camp in a public cemetery.

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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.