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About cremation

Cremation is an increasingly popular choice, and with a range of memorial options available, it has become popular with families wishing to adopt a flexible approach to how they choose to remember their loved ones.

Is cremation the right choice?

In Victoria, cremation services are provided by cemetery trusts who operate strictly regulated crematoria. Our three crematorium facilities, chapels and function rooms are located at Altona Memorial Park, Fawkner Memorial Park and Lilydale Memorial Park.

Following a cremation, families may choose to honour their loved one by having their ashes memorialised at a cemetery or memorial park. The most common types of memorials involve the placement of ashes in a garden bed or memorial wall, and the placement of a bronze plaque.

A wide range of memorial options are available, and—with the right permission—ashes can also be interred in the grave of a loved one.

Alternatively, a family or loved one may request that the cemetery trust scatters the ashes in the grounds of the cemetery where the cremation took place, or at another of our cemeteries or memorial parks.

Families may also wish to collect the ashes and keep them at home in an urn, or scatter them in a meaningful place.