Cremations are now more popular in Australia than the traditional burial. In Queensland, 66% of the 50,000+ 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.

For general information about cremations, we recommend you have a look at our Guide to Cremations. If you’re interested in understanding how much cremation services cost, see our guide to the Average Cost of a Cremation in Australia.

This article covers:

  1. Brisbane Crematoriums
  2. How to Arrange a Brisbane Cremation Service
  3. Cremation Services in Brisbane, Queensland – Regulations
  4. Prepaid Cremations in Brisbane

1. 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

For more information about these cemeteries, see our Complete Guide to Brisbane Cemeteries.

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. You can read more about InvoCare in our Guide to the InvoCare Funeral Brands.

Brisbane Crematoriums
Mount Gravatt Cemetery and Crematorium

2. 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. Gathered Here makes it easy to find the best funeral director to assist you.

To compare prices and customer reviews of Brisbane funeral directors who manage cremations, all you need to do is:

  1. Go to www.gatheredhere.com.au
  2. Select cremation
  3. Select the type of funeral service you would like
  4. Type in your postcode and click “Compare”

You can also find more information about Brisbane funeral directors in our Funeral Directors Brisbane guide.

Brisbane Crematoriums
Nudgee Cemetery and Crematorium

3. 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.
Brisbane crematoriums
Mount Thompson Cemetery and Crematorium

4. Prepaid Cremations Brisbane

When it comes to thinking about your own funeral, you might consider buying a prepaid cremation. Prepaid funerals allow you to pay for your funeral at today’s prices, meaning that you don’t have to worry about burdening your family with complex decisions and funeral fees at a date in the future. Purchasing a prepaid cremation also provides a clear message to your loved ones as to your wishes once you have passed.

Our guide to Prepaid Funerals in Brisbane provides more information on arranging a prepaid Brisbane cremation service.

We hope you’ve found this guide to Brisbane crematoriums and cremation services useful. If you have any questions or would like additional help, send us an email at support@gatheredhere.com.au or leave a message in the comments section below.


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