Death is a topic that often makes us uncomfortable, yet it is an inevitable part of life. Whether you are pre-planning for your own passing or dealing with the loss of a loved one, the financial aspects of funerals can be overwhelming. It is important to ensure that you or your loved one receives a respectful and appropriate farewell without the burden of excessive costs.
With the environmental impacts of cemeteries becoming well known and people beginning to consider cremation more often, you may be wondering what exactly cremation entails. What are cremation ashes made of? What can you do with human ashes after cremation? We’re going to answer the most popular questions we get asked, so that hopefully you can make the best choice for you and your loved ones.
Did you know that funeral costs have steadily risen in the last decade? The median price of a traditional funeral in Australia is now around
Funeral and burial plot costs are rising across Australia, with some of the biggest increases in Victoria. The demand for no service, no attendance funerals have skyrocketed as Australians try to find ways to cut costs with their end of life plans. Many can no longer afford expensive lots and packages. There has been a 125% increase in interest in direct cremation through online searches.
Death is a natural part of life that all of us will have to face at some point. So, when we do pass away, it is important that our loved ones know that everything’s been taken care of so that they can focus on what’s important — celebrating the life we had. Our team loves making a positive impact on the planet, but we also love helping people like you make the right decision that’s best for their families (even if that decision isn’t us).
When one dies, one can choose to be buried in the ground or at sea. But as time goes on, more and more Australians are choosing cremation. Of the 128,500 Australians who die each year, around 70% of those are choosing cremation — a number that is rising by 0.5% each year.
Lots of Victorians personally experienced a limit on the number of funeral attendees in 2020-2021 due to Covid-19.
What is it like to have a restricted funeral in a pandemic?