What is a Burial or Cremation Shroud? A shroud is a length of cloth used to wrap a body in preparation for burial or cremation. They are usually made out of an organic material, such as: Cotton Linen Muslin Bamboo Can You Be Buried in a Shroud in Australia? In Australia, most states do not…

In recent years, we’ve seen cremation become a more popular option for Australians over traditional burials. In 2015, the number of cremations officially overtook burials, and now cremations account for approximately 70% of funerals in Australian metropolitan areas. If you are weighing up the two options, you’ve come to the right place. In this article…

What is a Wicker Coffin? A wicker coffin is a coffin that is made by the ancient wicker weaving technique commonly used to construct household and outdoor furniture. Many people use the word “wicker” and “rattan” interchangeably, however they mean quite different things. Rattan is a material, specifically a type of vine with a strong…

How much is a Coffin? Coffin prices vary significantly, ranging from as low as $300 up to $10,000+ for the most lavish and customised designs. While coffins are generally cheaper than caskets, most of the information in this guide is also applicable to caskets. Click here for more information on the difference between coffins and caskets.…

Coffin vs Casket – What’s the Difference? The key difference between a coffin and a casket is the shape: Coffins are wider at the top around the shoulders and taper down towards the feet Caskets are rectangular in shape, often with a split lid which allows the upper half to be opened at a viewing…

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…

They’ve been around for over a decade now, but cardboard coffins still aren’t a popular choice for families. One reason for this is because they are not automatically offered by most funeral directors, with families needing to specifically request them to be ordered in. But just because they aren’t commonly used, doesn’t mean that cardboard…

The average cost of a burial funeral in Australia has been steadily increasing over the past 10 years and has now reached a level where many families feel they need to make smart decisions to keep expenses under control and do proper research to avoid surprises down the track. In this article, we’ll breakdown everything you need…

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…