Cremation in Australia is an option for the final disposition of a deceased person. Cremation is when the body of a deceased person is incinerated within a crematory.
Do they cremate the coffin with the body?
Yes, the coffin is also cremated. A deceased person is not safely placed within a crematory unless a coffin is used.
What happens to jewelry and other metal objects?
It is advised to remove all jewelry before cremation begins. After the cremation is complete, ferrous parts and other metals that could not be removed are collected using a large magnet. These parts are then disposed of.
How long does the cremation take?
The cremation process takes between 3-4 hours.
What happens to the Coffin and the deceased person?
The cremator chamber is superheated above 2000 degrees but does not emit flames. The heat which radiates from the bricks causes the contents to burn. Ashes and carbonised bones are all that is left behind. A cremulator grinds the remains into larger particulars into a finer texture. The ashes are then placed in the chosen urn you have selected.
What happens to the cremated remains?
The funeral director provides the family with the ashes. There are several options for what happens to cremated remains. A memorial can be arranged while some people request to take the urn home and others prefer they be scattered.
How long does it take to collect the ashes?
Within 24 hours to one day.
Who can collect the ashes?
The funeral director or an authorised person are allowed to collect the ashes.
What if l choose to not retrieve the ashes?
The crematorium buries or disposes of unclaimed or retrieved ashes.