What is a Green Funeral? A green funeral (also known as a “green burial” or “natural burial”) is a funeral that seeks to make as little impact upon the environment as possible. Green funerals are different from traditional burials in that they have some or all of the following elements: Burying the body at a…

A funeral is a ceremony or service held shortly after a person’s death to pay respect to, celebrate and remember their life. While most funeral services include the person’s burial or cremation, this is not always the case. For example, memorial services (as opposed to burial or cremation services) usually take place after the cremation or burial without…

In 2015, data from the National Funeral Directors Association showed that for the first time there were more cremations than burials, at 48.5% to 45.6% respectively. That figure has only increased, with the approximately 70% of families now opting for cremation in Australian cities. The main driver for this trend, as we discussed in our article on…

If you have decided on a burial, there are number of important aspects to consider, including: type of burial, location, products required, type of service, headstone, funeral costs and cemetery fees. While many burials follow the traditional funeral service style, there are also a range of other burial options open to families. This article will…