Cremation is a popular choice for many people because of cost, time, and space constraints. The deceased’s loved ones will have more time to decide what to do with their cremated remains, ensuring they can say goodbye properly and move forward. In recent years, we’ve seen cremation become a more popular option for Australians over traditional burials. But not everyone is familiar with the cremation process – so how does it work?
Once your family have engaged a Funeral Director, the Next of Kin or Executor will usually be the point of contact. They will be required to sign the relevant authorities to allow the deceased to be taken into care and the cremation to take place.
There are a number of practical considerations that often make cremations a more logical choice for families;
Cremated remains can be placed in an urn, a niche or rose garden within a cemetery or interned within an existing grave pending all legislative requirements are met. This has been a popular option for people who want to combine cremation with traditional burial rites. There are also options such as scattering ashes at a place of significance, pending legislative requirements are met or they can choose to create memorial objects out of them.