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…

Welcome to our complete guide to cremation urns in Australia. The information in this guide is designed to give you everything you need to choose the right urn for your loved one. It covers the following topics: What is a Cremation Urn? Cremation Urn Prices The Final Resting Place Cremation Urn Styles Cremation Urn Materials…

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…

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…

In our article on the average cost of a burial we calculated that the average cost of a burial in Australia was around $19,000 (including the cost for the monument and cemetery fees). Much of the total cost is made up by cemetery fees which are being driven upwards by the fact that land supply…

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…