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cremation in Sydney

What Is Involved In Planning a Cremation in Sydney?

In the west, cremation is a relatively new method of disposing of the mortal remains of a deceased person. Not many are aware of what is involved in it and that deters them from opting for it. At Heaven’s Own Funeral Service, we focus on helping family members understand what the process is all about so they can determine whether it’s the right option. Here are a few facts about the cremations Sydney process:

1. Organising a Cremation

You can contact a crematorium directly or through a funeral home. The crematorium takes care of everything, from transporting the body to handing over the ashes to the family. The crematorium’s contact information will be available online, and you can clarify all your doubts and explain your requirements to them.

Contact a funeral director if there are any additional arrangements that have to be made. They help arrange things like burials, wakes, and memorial services. The funeral director will explain the entire cremation process so you have a clear understanding of it. Once you decide it’s what you want, they will plan all the aspects and make sure it is organised correctly.

 2. Cremation Only Services 

A large number of funeral homes only provide cremation services, meaning there is no other service they offer in conjunction with it. The body is first transported to the chosen crematorium, where it will be cleaned up and prepared, after which it will be cremated. The ashes are handed over to the family members in a container or urn based on what they have chosen. A cremation only service typically doesn’t include a memorial service, wake, or even as visitation, or any other similar service.

3. Cremation Packages

These cremation packages or plans are crafted explicitly for cremations only. They include various additional things you might need like transportation, embalming services, the casket purchase, and a plot for burying the ashes. Depending on your requirements it could include a memorial service as well. Several establishments also offer pre and post-cremation services- these go a long way in helping the family deal with their grief. A credible funeral home will always tailor these cremation packages to ensure that family members don’t end up spending too much energy making decisions.

 4. The Cost of a Cremation

The costs of cremation generally vary based on the aspects such as location, the type of ceremony, as well as any other services the family wants. The cost of a basic cremation is around $4,000 which includes all the essential things for a cremation. However, the costs can be higher and in the range of $10,000- $15,000 if additional services like a memorial, burial, or an elaborate casket are involved. The funeral home will provide a detailed breakdown of all costs involved. You can then make any further changes if necessary.

If you want to know more about cremation in Sydney, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Heaven’s Own Funeral Service. You can call 02 9002 7344 or contact us through this form, and we will contact you shortly.

Arranging a Funeral in Sydney

Funeral Directors In Sydney

Planning a funeral isn’t an easy job. The death of a loved one isn’t easy to deal with. You will still be dealing with the sorrow and coming to terms with your loss. In such a situation, it can become quite difficult to plan and make all the arrangements for the funeral services without some help.

The best way to make sure that the funeral plans are made in the right manner and that the service progresses without any hindrances is to hire the services of a funeral director.

Things That A Funeral Director Can Help With

We at Heaven’s Own provide customised funeral services and our funeral directors are extremely experienced and well-informed. They will provide you all the information you need about the different types of packages we offer and what they include etc.

They will also take the time to understand what your ideas for the funeral service are and will then provide solutions based on these discussions. They will help with every little aspect of the funeral including:

  • Transportation arrangements
  • Embalming services if needed
  • Resolving insurance claims
  • Help with all arrangements
  • Flowers decorations
  • Music
  • Choice of casket
  • Obituary
  • Notice
  • Other

In short, our funeral director and staff will help with all the aspects of the funeral service. They are here to ensure that the service runs smoothly and that you are able to interact with the attendees in a stress-free manner. It helps take a major burden off of your shoulders. This proves to be a great help especially if you have never organised a funeral in the past and aren’t sure how to go about the process.

If you want to know more about our services, you can contact us using this Web Form. On the other hand, if you prefer to speak with us- you can call the Heavens Own funeral experts at this number- 02 9002 7344 and explain your requirement in detail.

sydney Funeral Services

Arranging a Funeral?

Arranging a funeral is a complex process and you need to go about it in an organised manner. When you opt for the services of a funeral home like us at Heaven’s Own, you have the assurance that all of the plans and arrangements will be handled by experts. We have experienced and expert funeral directors that handle every little detail of the funeral and this saves you a significant amount of stress and strain.

 Steps To Take

  • When a loved one passes away, you first need to notify their physician.
  • The medical professional would have to issue a death certificate that clearly mentions the cause of death. Only after this can the funeral arrangements proceed.
  • If they are unable to issue the certificate for some specific reason, the body would have to be sent for an examination to the coroner.
  • After this, you can contact us for the funeral arrangements.

 The Pre-funeral Arrangements

Once you have detailed discussions with our funeral director and sign the contract, we will start with the arrangements. We organise everything from transportation of your deceased loved one to the casket and more. Our funeral consultant will also visit you at a location convenient to you to make further arrangements that can include:

  • Service Details
  • Choice of Coffin
  • Vehicles
  • Purchase of a grave
  • Flowers
  • Notices
  • Music
  • Clergy or Celebrant


Our staff will be present at the funeral from the start to the end to make sure that everything runs as planned. If you want to know more about our services, you can contact us using this Web Form. On the other hand, if you prefer to speak with us- you can call the Heavens Own funeral experts at this number- 02 9002 7344 and explain your requirement in detail. You are assured of the best services at all times.