Crematoriums and scattering ashes in New South Wales
New South Wales has by far the most crematoriums of any Australian state.
The vast majority are privately owned, with many of these operated and controlled by InvoCare – Australia’s largest funeral operator.
There are a small amount of publicly run crematoriums in New South Wales, however they are few and far between.
Crematoriums in New South Wales
|Avondale Crematorium Albury||Albury||Private|
|Piddingtons Funeral Home & Crematorium||Armidale||Private|
|Avondale Crematorium Alstonville||Ballina||Private|
|Bathurst Cemetery & Crematorium||Bathurst||Private|
|Clavering Park Memorial Gardens & Crematorium||Bega Valley||Private|
|Castlebrook Memorial Park||Blacktown||Private|
|Pinegrove Memorial Park||Blacktown||Private|
|Leura Memorial Gardens Crematorium||Blue Mountains||Private|
|Broken Hill Crematorium||Broken Hill||Private|
|Macarthur Grange Crematorium||Camden||Private|
|Mackay Family Crematorium||Central Coast||Private|
|Palmdale Lawn Cemetery & Memorial Park||Central Coast||Private|
|St Patrick’s of Nulkaba Pty Ltd||Cessnock||Private|
|Riverview Crematorium||Clarence Valley||Private|
|Hogbin Drive Crematorium & Memorial Gardens||Coffs Harbour||Private|
|Coffs Harbour Crematorium & Memorial Gardens||Coffs Harbour||Private|
|Western Sydney Crematorium||Cumberland||Crown|
|Rookwood Memorial Gardens||Cumberland||Private|
|Western Districts Memorial Park||Dubbo Regional||Private|
|Dubbo City Crematorium||Dubbo Regional||Private|
|Broulee Memorial Gardens & Crematorium||Eurobodalla||Private|
|Lake Mulwala Crematorium||Federation||Private|
|Michael Hanley’s Family Funeral Home||Forbes||Private|
|Craig’s Hill Columbarium||Goulburn Mulwaree||Private|
|Lightfoot & Co Gunnedah||Gunnedah||Private|
|Sapphire City Crematorium||Inverell||Private|
|Chain O Ponds Memorial Park||Kempsey||Private|
|Lake Macquarie Memorial Park||Lake Macquarie||Private|
|Lismore Memorial Gardens||Lismore||LG|
|Forest Lawn Memorial Park||Liverpool||Private|
|Manning Great Lakes Memorial Gardens||Mid-Coast||Private|
|Murray Valley Cremations||Murray River||Private|
|Golden Rivers Crematorium||Murray River||Private|
|Newcastle Memorial Park||Newcastle||Private|
|Canobolas Gardens Crematorium||Orange||Private|
|Australian Cremation Services||Penrith||Private|
|Innes Gardens Memorial Park||Port Macquarie-Hasting||LG|
|Port Macquarie Crematorium||Port Macquarie-Hasting||Private|
|Hunter Crematorium||Port Stephens||Private|
|Port Stephens Cremations||Port Stephens||Private|
|Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park (Botany Cemetery)||Randwick||Crown|
|Macquarie Park Cemetery & Crematorium||Ryde||Crown|
|Northern Suburbs Memorial Park||Ryde||Private|
|Shoalhaven Memorial Gardens & Lawn Cemetery||Shoalhaven||LG|
|Milton Ulladulla Cremation Services||Shoalhaven||Private|
|Woronora General Cemetery & Crematorium||Sutherland||Crown|
|H N Olsen Funerals Pty Ltd||Sutherland||Private|
|Lincoln Grove Memorial Gardens & Crematorium||Tamworth||Private|
|Tweed Valley Crematorium & Memorial Gardens||Tweed||LG|
|Tweed Heads Memorial Gardens||Tweed||Private|
|Melaleuca Station Memorial Gardens||Tweed||Private|
|Wagga Wagga Lawn Cemetery & Crematorium||Wagga Wagga||LG|
|Coomealla Gardens Crematorium||Wentworth||LG|
|Lakeside Memorial Park||Wollongong||Private|
|Mountain View Crematorium||Wollongong||Private|
Scattering / Memorialising Ashes in New South Wales
What can be done with the ashes once the applicant collects them?
The person who lodges an application for a cremation, often a relative or the executor of the estate, arranges to pick up the ashes.
Once the applicant has the ashes, they can be:
- buried in a cemetery in a small plot or placement in columbarium or niche wall
- preserved in a decorative urn and kept at home or some other favourite spot
- scattered on private land, beach, river, public parks and sea or at a place that was significant to the deceased and families. It also depends on the personal wishes of the deceased.
Do you need any special permission to scatter the ashes?
It is important to get permission from the owners of private land or the Trust of Parks and reserves, or from local council for parks, beaches and playing fields as scattering of ashes may contravene the provisions of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 in terms of air or water pollution. Councils and other Government Authorities will set a time and place when these activities can be undertaken and can impose other conditions.
Disposal of ashes without consent from appropriate authorities may result in legal proceedings to be initiated against the person disposing the ashes.
Scattering at sea by boat
You must get permission from the master of the vessel or boat before scattering the ashes. Vessels can be chartered specifically to scatter ashes. Some precautions should be observed:
- Pre loosen the lid of the ashes container or pre-drill large holes to make it easier to remove the lid or scatter the ashes when on board.
- Be aware of the wind direction and scatter close to the water
- Never just throw the ashes container overboard as it will float. Always empty the container into the sea.
NSW Public Health: 1300 066 055
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