Placement in an Urn or Jewellery:
If part or all of the ashes are to be kept at home or you would like to keep some with you at all times, William Barrett and Sons have many options available in Urns, Keepsakes and Jewellery available.
Urns can be very traditional in design, or quite modern such as hand-blown glass urns from Margaret River.
Our full range may be found here.
Ashes may be interred in Cemetery, Church or Crematorium Gardens. Some Cemeteries have gardens for ashes interments and it is also possible for ashes to be placed in a grave.
For placement in gardens, the Applicant needs to apply to the Cemetery, Church or Crematorium for the placement and to order a plaque. If the ashes are to be placed with a family member, or in a family plot, the owner of the original placement or plot needs to authorise the placement.
For grave interments, the Grant of Right of Burial must be current, and the holder of the Grant needs to authorise the interment. This can be organised through the Shire or Cemetery Board which operates the Cemetery.
Families have the option to be present or have a ceremony at the time of the ashes placement; or have the ashes interred without any attendance.
Ashes may be placed in a wall or columbarium at a Cemetery, Church or Crematorium. Most Niche Walls accommodate a container which is too small to fit all of the ashes, so if this option is chosen there may be some ashes left over. In these circumstances, families often place the remainder in an urn or scatter in a special place.
The placement of the ashes and plaque in the Niche Wall or Columbarium is organised through the Shire, Cemetery Board or Church which operates it. The Applicant would organise this directly and families have an option to be present or have a ceremony at the time of the ashes placement; or have the ashes interred without any attendance.
Ashes can be scattered in a meaningful place such as the beach, a forest or a sporting ground. If the place is owned by an organisation, such as the council or sporting club you will need to request permission and let the organisation know as there may be a place which they would prefer this to be done.
If the area is used by the public often it may be best to do this when the area is fairly quiet and there are not many people around. There is no legislation which governs where ashes may be spread and as long as the scattering doesn’t impact other people there would not be any issue.
The ashes may be scattered directly from the receptacle provided by the crematorium, or by using a scattering tube or other urn.