Cremations

Cremation is the most popular type of funeral service in Australia

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More than half of all funerals are cremations. In areas where there is easier access to appropriate facilities, the cremation rate is up to 70 per cent.

Selwyn Allen Funerals can advise on whether this is the best option for you.

These days it can be more difficult and expensive to secure a burial plot in Melbourne, partly because of rising land prices. Generally, a cremation service is cheaper than a burial.

Public attitudes are also changing. Although cremation is forbidden by some religions, more and more people see no distinction between burial and cremation when it comes to farewelling a loved one.

The most suitable funeral option

Selwyn Allen Funerals helps the bereaved to organise the most suitable funeral for family members and friends.

If you opt for a cremation, you can opt for a service in your chosen church with a short committal service at the crematorium. Alternatively, the whole service can be held at the crematorium, or somewhere else entirely – with no service at the crematorium.

The remains can be placed in an urn of your choice, and we can help you secure a remembrance site in a memorial wall, garden or park. This gives family and friends a place to pay their respects.

Some families require specific cremation arrangements due to cultural or religious requirements, and Selwyn Allen’s staff have great experience in those areas.

We specialise in organising funerals for people of all faiths, catering to a wide range of spiritual – and non-spiritual – needs.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements.