GUIDE TO SYDNEY CREMATIONS

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Cremations are now more popular in Australia than the traditional burial. In NSW, about 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 Sydney. It includes a comprehensive list of Sydney crematoriums and their locations so you can decide which crematorium best suits your needs.

This guide covers:

  • Sydney Crematoriums
  • How to Arrange a Sydney Cremation Service
  • Cremation Services in Sydney, NSW – Regulations

 

Sydney Crematoriums

Cremations take place at the following Sydney crematoriums:

Suburb Sydney Crematorium Operator
Kellyville Ridge Castlebrook Memorial Park InvoCare
Kurnell Olsens Funerals Olsens Funerals
Leppington Forest Lawn Memorial Park InvoCare
Macquarie Park Macquarie Park Cemetery & Crematorium Northern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (Govt)
Matraville Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park (Botany Cemetery) Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (Govt)
Minchinbury Pinegrove Memorial Park InvoCare
North Ryde Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens & Crematorium InvoCare
Rookwood Rookwood Memorial Gardens & Crematorium InvoCare
Rookwood Western Sydney Crematorium Catholic Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (Govt)
Sutherland Woronora General Cemetery & Crematorium Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (Govt)

In Sydney, the majority of cremations are undertaken by private operators.

As you can see in the table above, a significant private operator in Sydney is multinational corporation, InvoCare. Similarly, InvoCare operates a number of Brisbane crematoriums.

Macquarie Park Cemetery & Crematorium

How to Arrange a Sydney 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.

Rookwood Memorial Gardens & Crematorium

Cremation Services in Sydney, NSW – 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 NSW, cremations are governed by the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013, the Cemeteries and Crematoria Regulations 2014, the Public Health Act 2010 and the Public Health Regulation 2012.

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

  • cremation of a body must be commenced within 4 hours of delivery to the crematorium (unless the body is placed in a holding room);
  • prior to cremation, pacemakers and similar devices must be removed from the body;
  • the body must be contained in a coffin (and both are cremated);
  • only one body may be cremated in a crematory retort at any one time;
  • a cremation should not take place against the deceased’s (written) directions;
  • a cremation should not take place if the body is not identified.

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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.