Frequently Asked Questions

Contact your loved ones doctor. A doctor must certify that death has occurred. Normally funeral arrangements cannot be completed until the doctor has signed and issued a Death Certificate. The Funeral Director can then take the deceased into their care. If your loved one has passed away at a hospital or nursing home then usually a Death certificate would have been organised.

In most cases, the next of kin is responsible for arranging the funeral of the deceased, for example: spouse, child, parent, legal partner or sibling or an assigned administrator.

The number of people in Australia choosing to be cremated is steadily increasing. Almost 65% of people now get cremated and this figure is constantly rising. A cremation service is substantially more affordable than a burial service at today’s current prices.

Generally embalming is the process of preservation of the deceased.

A viewing gives loved ones the opportunity to see and spend time with the deceased prior to the funeral. A funeral director who has been given consent by the family can undertake this duty on the families behalf.

The ashes are the remains of your loved one.

The ashes will be received in a Metropolitan cemeteries board capsule.

No, in the state of Western Australia only a Government run organisation has the right to cremate a body.

In most cases a body will be cremated within a 48 hour period of the funeral service taking place.

Generally, the ashes will be available for collection within 48hrs of the funeral service taking place.

Absolutely, if you would prefer to have a religious service whether it be at a Church or another place of worship this can be arranged for you.

A service can take place at a church, cemetery, our funeral home or with shire approval outdoors in a place of your choice.