Claims must be registered within 14 days of death. In the case of death by homicide, the family may be able to access funds from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Department. The ashes are then returned to the applicant who authorised the cremation. Most cemeteries have lawn sections where smaller headstones can be erected and monumental sections where approved monuments can be erected over the grave.
If the grave used is to be reopened from a previous burial the existing headstone may need to be fully or partially removed to allow access for this burial. Some Lawn cemeteries only permit a plaque in the grass, nothing above ground. Natural burial areas are available at selected cemeteries.
Please refer to link below:. The act of cremation takes place once the coffin is committed and only one coffin is cremated at a time. Individual ashes are then available to the applicant for memorialisation or scattering. The mausoleum is constructed above ground and allows the coffin to be placed into a crypt which is then sealed. The mausoleum is a unique type of interment, often within a courtyard-style area at a Cemetery.
A coffin is tapered in shape, wider at the shoulders and narrower at the foot, and is made of custom wood or solid timber, while a casket is rectangular in shape, comes with a hinged lid and can be provided in custom wood, solid timber or metal. For those who are environmentally conscious, we also offer a choice of superbly finished and presented environmental casket or coffin. Whatever your choice, coffin or casket, special design, personalised with your own photographs or artwork, rest assured it will be hand crafted by specialists using premium grade materials.
Our changing society sees people more aware of the impact we all have as individuals. Just as funerals are seen as a celebration of life, we can look at mortuary care as a final rite to be performed with dignity and to honour the deceased, as they were cared for in life.
Embalming is an important option we recommend to families. The process involves a range of hygienic and cosmetic procedures, the purpose of which are to slow down the deterioration of the body, facilitate the body for viewing and protect from infection those who come into contact with the body. There are certain circumstances which will be advised by the funeral director where this procedure must be carried out.
A Prepaid Funeral Plan not only enables you to ease the financial burden on loved ones, but they also allow you to plan your goodbye the way you would like it to be, choosing everything from your choice of casket or coffin, right down to the flowers and music.
Your decisions are documented. Unlike funeral insurance, a pre-paid funeral is a one-off cost and there are no ongoing premiums to worry about. The cost of a Pre-paid Funeral Plan will vary, depending on the type of funeral service that you choose. A consultant will discuss with you the different types of funeral services, including burial, cremation and other options. Many people now pre-pay for their funeral earlier in life because the cost is more affordable, the price is protected against inflation and they can become involved in the decisions made on the funeral.
Some people may feel comfortable discussing their funeral plans with a spouse, adult children or another member of the family. We would strongly advise that, if the immediate family is not informed, a trusted friend, solicitor or executor be notified when a plan is purchased. The administration of the funds is handled by a well-respected independent public company. You have the right, at any time during your lifetime, to cancel the agreement and withdraw from the plan.
With the exception of administration expenses, all monies paid by you would be refunded. We also provide families with a Memorial Certificate as a keepsake. Trillion Trees, formerly, Men of the Trees are an international society for the planting and protection of trees. Founded in , they are a non-profit, voluntary organisation that makes a huge contribution to the wellbeing of our planet through planting trees, reducing greenhouse gases and fighting salinity.
A single focus — We are devoted to providing the best service possible, to satisfy the needs of our friends and neighbours, without distraction from corporate mandates. A long-term commitment — This is where we live and where we plan to stay. A focus on families — We answer to you, not shareholders and understand that our business will only do well if we serve you well.
Knowledge of ethnic traditions — Funeral traditions vary greatly across our community. As we are local, we know how to respond to the different local cultural groups. An investment in the community — Whenever possible, we choose to do business with other locally owned and operated businesses. A personal relationship — We have been operating for years and have developed a personal relationship with many families and groups in the community.
This is why we are able to provide a sensitive, individualised family service. Local support — Proudly, we provide support to local charities, schools and community groups through education seminars and sponsorship.
Our consultants are here to answer the many questions that will arise and guide families through arrangements to create a loving and final tribute to best honour the life of their loved one. When a death has occurred What happens on the day? Provide 24 hour service and attention days of the year. Provide a private ambulance for the transfer of the deceased. Have a full knowledge of the legal requirements for burial, entombment and cremation and complete all necessary documentation, including obtaining medical papers and registration of the death.
Arrange and conduct the funeral. To facilitate this we provide trained staff, private conference facilities and prestige funeral vehicles. Ensure that the dignity of both the deceased and their loved ones is preserved at all times. Carry out work professionally, with sensitivity, empathy and understanding. Assist with the setup of our online Memory Book for family and friends to share in their thoughts, photos and stories.
Provide funeral care, which extends beyond the funeral. If required, we are able to present a range of memorial urns for your consideration. Finally, we consider that being able to assist in educating the community in matters of funerals, grief and bereavements is part of the privilege of funeral directing.
See Repatriation Similarly, some nationalities within our community prefer to return relatives to their homeland for burial. In order to complete the documentation we need to know the following: Our funeral consultant will be able to offer suggestions and provide assistance. A close friend or family member can certainly fulfil this role if they are comfortable to do so. Funeral notices can also be displayed on our website. Choice of clothing can be also be very important.
Often a favourite personal outfit is chosen. The choice of funeral can be an emotional issue, often reflecting religious and ethnic beliefs. By law, there are three means of disposition: Please refer to link below: For further literature we suggest contacting the local selected cemeteries.
You can plan your funeral online using our simple to use Funeral Estimate tool. Unless advised to do otherwise prior to the first burial Board staff will, by default, dig the grave to accommodate two interments. How do I secure a gravesite? Members of the public can purchase the rights to a gravesite at any of our cemeteries. It is issued in the name of one person only. For families wishing to establish multiple burial plots within the one burial area, it is strongly advised that additional plots be secured when the first plot is selected.
If additional plots are not purchased in concurrence with the first it is highly unlikely that additional plots in the same area will be available for purchase in the future. The Metropolitan Cemeteries Board strongly recommends that families pre-purchase graves if wishing to secure a preferred location. What happens when the grant expires? The grantee has the right of renewal for a further 25 years, as established in the Cemeteries Act After that, if the Board and the grantee agree, further terms of renewal for periods of no more than 25 years may be arranged.
Upon expiration of a grant, the control of the gravesite reverts to the Board. Please note, as the average person moves every 7. Fees may differ whether the grantee is renewing a current grant for a further 25 years or if the grant being repurchased upon expiry. Please contact the relevant cemetery for further information.
If I pay for my funeral in advance, will the family have to pay anything extra at the time of my funeral? The fee paid now covers the cost of cremation now or at any time in the future. There may be additional payments required for the funeral director or a memorial. Cremation Agreements Burial Memorials Choosing a Funeral Director Today the majority of deaths occur in hospitals or other healthcare facilities. Why have a funeral? Like a birthday or a wedding, a funeral is a celebration — a celebration of a life lived.
It provides a chance for people to reflect on that life and to formally say their goodbyes. What options are there? Cremation, burial or entombment. Can I have a funeral on a Saturday or Sunday? Yes, funerals can be arranged on Saturdays by prior arrangement; however there is an additional cost factor involved.
Services are generally not offered on a Sunday. Is it possible to undertake a funeral without using a funeral director? Yes, providing a Single Funeral Permit is obtained and all Board requirements are complied with.
By obtaining a Single Funeral Permit you become the funeral director and it is your responsibility to arrange for all permits, applications and authorities as well as all other matters associated with the funeral.
Funeral directors sometimes refer to "up to the cemetery gates. When you engage a funeral director to handle the arrangements for a funeral, their part in the ceremony is termed "up to the gates" being the arrangements prior to and including the transport to the cemetery.
From that point on any arrangements such as chapel, interment, condolence lounge and catering are arranged through the cemetery involved. Is it necessary to hire a hearse? No, another type of vehicle, such as a station wagon, which is suitable and respectable, may be used to transfer the body and coffin within the cemetery.
Do I have to pay to use the chapel at the cemetery? A complimentary chapel time allocation is included with ALL cremations. Many families choose to purchase additional blocks of time. What happens at the crematorium on the day of the funeral? The coffin is brought into the chapel and placed on the catafalque committal table either immediately after the mourners have entered the chapel or prior to the mourners entering and taking their seats. At the appropriate time during the service, the coffin will be lowered and removed from view by the activating of a conveyance.
At the conclusion of the service the mourners leave the chapel and enter the condolence lounge to greet those attending the funeral. Once everyone has left, the coffin is placed in the cremator. I wish to be cremated, but do I have to be enclosed in a coffin?.. Caring for all of Perth with funeral homes near you. Adding a personal touch can make the funeral feel more authentic. When you're organising a funeral service, one of the first decisions will be whether you are the local communities across Perth, Rockingham, Mandurah and surrounding areas in Western Australia. WA Police, Coroner's Office and the Office of the Director of . a similar way to adults and this often depends on their . Many services are involved in the investigation of a sudden death. .. private funeral under the Bereavement. Assistance. Information on pre-planning a funeral at Western Australian cemeteries at Karrakatta, Department of Human Services - What To Do Following a Death A: Generally a grave can accommodate three adult burials, one above the other.