There will be no need for a funeral director to be present when you choose our non-attended cremation service in Melbourne for $1695. (GST included).
The price of our basic cremation package is $1,695, and it includes everything but the funeral director's presence (inc. GST). In this single, all-inclusive fee, you'll find everything you need to carry out the cremation.
When we receive your request for an unattended cremation, we will have a mortuary ambulance service transport the body to our location. After recovering the body, we will follow standard morgue procedures by wrapping it in a shroud and placing it in a casket.
We'll see to it that the doctor's death certificate and any other required documents for the cremation are delivered to the funeral home. As an added convenience, we will have the government mail you a certified copy of the death certificate.
We'll handle all the logistics of transporting the body to the crematorium and filing the necessary paperwork.
After the cremation is complete, we will coordinate transport of the ashes to the location of your choice within Australia.
The length of time between death and the funeral service can vary depending on your instructions but it is generally 2-5 days.
Most Australians associate a 'funeral' with an attended church or chapel ceremony, with a coffin or casket displayed, before the cremation or burial. But a 'funeral' can be more of a wake, celebration of life, or a memorial. It doesn't need to be formal or bleak.
The legal personal representative, whether this be an executor appointed under a Will or an administrator of an estate (or the person entitled to be appointed administrator), is responsible for making the necessary funeral arrangements for the deceased.
A body presents little threat to public health in the first day following the death. However, after 24 hours the body will need some level of embalming. A mortuary will be able to preserve the body for approximately a week. Regardless of the embalming, decomposition will begin after one week.
However, there is no restriction on how long after the death a funeral must take place. It's not uncommon to hold the cremation or burial up to 4-6 weeks after the death on occasion – particularly if family or guests need to make long distance travel arrangements.
Comparing The Costs Of Burial And Cremation
As far as we are aware, there are no hidden fees or costs of any kind.
An individual can save a lot of money by choosing cremation over burial. Whether or not you opt to have a service in addition to the product can increase or decrease your final price by an additional $3,000-$9,000.
When planning a cremation, a casket or coffin is used to transport the body to the crematorium. After a cremation is complete, the ashes are placed in an urn and either given to the family or kept by the funeral director, depending on their wishes.
Considerations Pertaining To Religion
In addition to financial considerations, the deceased's religious beliefs should be taken into account when deciding between cremation and burial. It's understandable that families would worry about whether or not cremation is allowed in their religion, as this could influence their plans for memorialising a deceased loved one. Ultimately, this is a decision that only you can make, so we recommend discussing it with fellow believers to fully understand the implications.
In spite of the fact that the Bible can be read in a variety of ways, it does not offer a clear position on the practise of cremation. In the end, you and your loved ones need to settle this issue together.
Professional Cremation Services
The belief that a funeral service in the traditional sense is impossible if cremation is chosen is a common misconception about cremation services. This could not be further from the truth. You don't have less freedom; in fact, you have more. Here are some ways to honour the memory of a friend or family member who has passed away.
- Viewing will follow the funeral, and then cremation.
- There will be no viewing before the funeral, and cremation will follow.
- The cremains will be interred after a memorial service at the funeral home.
- Outdoor memorial service for a loved one.
- To scatter a person's ashes at a special place where they had meaningful experiences.
With so many potential routes to take, forethought and organisation are more important than ever. This is especially true when you consider that the final cost of your cremation will depend heavily on the choices you make and the type of service you choose.
For Australians, cremation has recently surpassed burial as the prefered method of disposal. Even though cremation isn't the standard practise, it's becoming increasingly common. In other developed nations like the USA and UK, they have become the de facto standard.
About 75% of funerals in Australia involve cremation, with 22% of the country's deceased being cremated in a direct crematorium (a cremation without an accompanying funeral service). These trends are also growing rapidly from one year to the next. Peter Tziotzis Orthodox Funerals is here to help you create a fitting and meaningful memorial for your loved one through funeral and cremation services.
Even though burials are declining in popularity, many people still have questions about the cremation process and what happens to the remains afterwards. The Comprehensive Guide to Cremation includes this type of detailed explanation of the cremation procedure. If you and your loved ones are considering a cremation, knowing the answers to some frequently asked questions can help you decide what's best.
Why Do So Many Choose To Be Cremated?
Those left behind have the option of either burying or cremating a loved one after they pass away; however, the decision to do either is ultimately a matter of personal preference.
About 75% of today's decedents are cremated; this proportion is expected to grow by a modest 0.5 percentage points per year. Statistics compiled by the funeral industry show that cremations are significantly more common in urban areas, though this varies between nations, states, and even metropolitan and regional areas. Funerals in Melbourne are notoriously difficult to organise.
Burials are less practical in densely populated areas because there is less affordable land available for such uses. Nonetheless, the primary factor is the changing demographics of the "consumer" of funeral services, as different generations take on this role. This is a major factor in the increasing popularity of cremation over traditional burial. In light of rising costs, declining religiosity, and changing cultural norms, many people today are opting out of traditional funerals and burials. This pattern is likely to persist for a while. Different things contributed to that fashion shift.