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Choosing Cremation

Choosing Cremation

Why Choose Cremation?

Swanborough Funerals provide a wide choice of cremation funeral service options when choosing cremation.

Cremation Funeral Service

This is where the coffin or casket is present at the cremation funeral service.
There is wide range of funeral venue options of where to hold a cremation when choosing cremation for a funeral service.
The most common venues to hold a cremation is at either the church or crematorium funeral chapel. Swanborough Funerals have also sourced alternative funeral venues. Click on the link below to view these cremation venue options.

Alternative Funeral Venues

To receive an immediate and accurate cost of cremation visit our funeral cost calculator and click on your choices. This will give you an accurate cost of the cremation service.

Cremation Pricing Guide

No Service Cremation – when choosing cremation

(Also known as Direct Cremation or Non-service Cremation)
No Service Cremation is when the family of the deceased have chosen not to hold a funeral. The funeral director is contacted and transfers the deceased into their care. The appropriate documentation is organised with the next of kin or executor and cremation takes place. The ashes or cremated remains are returned to the next-of-kin after cremation.
Oftentimes, but not always, family and friends hold a memorial service after the cremation has taken place. No Service Cremation or Attendance Cremation is also a dignified and cost-effective way of caring for the deceased.
Cremated remains can be scattered according to the wishes of the deceased and the family, they can be placed in an urn or at the memorial gardens.
To view the cost of this service visit Swanborough Funerals Prices and click on your cremation options. This will give you an exact costing.
No Service Cremation

No Service Cremation with Memorial Service

A Memorial Service is where there is no coffin present at the service, although often families choose to have the cremated remains placed on the memorial table in an urn. The memorial service can also be part of the ashes scattering if this is what has been chosen.
Memorial Services can be held wherever the family chooses to celebrate and remember their loved one.
• The crematorium chapel
• At the family home or in the family garden
• The beach or park
• Twilight or dawn services
• The church, community hall or chapel venue
• The coffee shop or local pub.

What is cremation?

Cremation is the process of reducing the body to ashes with the source of fire in a purpose-built crematory. The deceased ashes are known as “cremated remains”. The only item removed from the coffin/casket is the nameplate of the deceased. This is used throughout the entire cremation process as the identification of the deceased.
Most cremations are with coffins that have metal-coated plastic handles and therefore are cremated with the coffin. The crematorium operator will remove metal handles from the coffin or casket as these do not cremate well and hinder the cremation process. Also quite often the crematorium operator does not cremate the floral casket spray as florists use wire to keep flowers held in position. This also interferes with the process. We recommend that families take the flowers home or ask the funeral director to put them in bunches and give them to the local hospital or nursing home.

Information on the Cremation Process

What are the benefits of choosing cremation?

Cremation is certainly more cost-effective than burial. The average burial plot is $3500.00 compared to cremations only costing $810.00 including funeral chapel hire.
Cremation also gives a wider range of placement choices. The cremated remains can be placed in an urn and taken home, scattered or placed in a memorial garden or wall of the family’s choosing.
Ashes can also be divided. The family may also wish to scatter the main part of the cremated remains and keep a small amount in a keepsake urn or jewellery locket. To view our full urn a memorial product options visit.
Swanborough Funerals Urns and Keepsakes

Can ashes be sent overseas or interstate?

Cremated remains can also be taken interstate or overseas for placement. Swanborough Funerals organise the essential documentation required for this process. Some families choose to have ashes transferred via registered post to their final destination. Swanborough Funerals ensure that all documentation required is organised for this process.

What happens after the cremation?

Usually, the cremated remains are available 48 business hours after cremation. There are a number of options.
Swanborough Funerals can collect the cremated remains and deliver them to the family or keep them in our care until the family are ready to receive the cremated remains.
The next of kin can collect the cremated remains from the crematorium.
The cremated remains can be placed in the memorial garden, plot or wall.
The cremated remains can be held at the crematorium for a short period of time pending advice from the next of kin.
For the history of cremation and a more detailed explanation of the process visit the following website by the Australian Museum.

Australian Museum

Do not hesitate to contact Swanborough Funerals if you would like to have a chat about our cremation service options.

Swanborough Funerals provide funeral services at the following crematoriums.