Generally, it is the responsibility of the deceased person’s next of kin or the executor of their estate to arrange the funeral.

There is no set timeframe for holding a funeral in Australia. It can vary depending on what convent and suits the family, cultural or religious beliefs, and whether the coroner has been involved.

Yes, it is common for families to engage the services of a funeral director who can assist with arranging the funeral, including the paperwork and logistics.

Cremation involves the incineration of the deceased’s body, and it can only be performed by licensed crematoria. Families may choose to hold a funeral service before or after the cremation.

Burial involves placing the deceased’s body in a coffin and interring it in the ground. Families may choose to hold a funeral service at the gravesite or a separate location.

The cost of a funeral can vary widely depending on factors such as the location, type of service, and funeral director’s fees. On average, a funeral in Australia can cost between $4,000 and $15,000.

Yes, it is possible to pre-pay for a funeral in Australia. Some funeral directors offer pre-paid funeral plans that allow families to pay for the funeral in advance.

The requirements for planning a religious funeral service can vary depending on the person’s faith. Families should consult with their religious leader or funeral director to ensure the service meets their needs.

Yes, funeral services can be held in chapels, function centres, restaurants, sporting clubs etc. Families can work with a funeral director to create a personalized service that reflects the deceased’s life and beliefs.

If a person passes away overseas but wishes to have a cremation or burial funeral service in Australia, their body will need to be repatriated. Families will need to work with a funeral director who can arrange for the body to be transported back to Australia and assist with the necessary paperwork.