The Cremation Process

At Value Cremations, we understand that sometimes all that is needed is a simple cremation service. At Value Cremations we believe that every Australian family should be able to arrange a basic yet respectful cremation at a low-cost. We also believe that the process should be as straight forward as possible, giving you value for money.


Speaking to a Value Cremations consultant

The first step to arranging a service with Value Cremations is to speak to our trained and experienced staff in your state. They can help you through the process of organising the cremation. Our team will do as much as they possibly can to make it easier on you and your family. They will speak to you about the arrangement process and ask for information required for the paperwork, such as the name of the deceased, their date of birth and where they currently are so that further arrangements can be made.


Transfer of the deceased

The next step is for our transfer staff to collect the deceased and bring them into the care of Value Cremations. The Value Cremations package includes collection of the deceased within 50km radius of our service areas, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm. Transfer outside of these times and area radius may be available at an additional cost if required. This is something Value Cremations will confirm with you when you first speak with us.

The deceased will then be transported to the crematorium in preparation for the cremation.


Arranging the required paperwork

Value Cremations will arrange the necessary paperwork required for the cremation service we offer, so you do not need to worry about it. The paperwork includes the certificates and permits for the cremation, the Death Certificate and the registration of death to your state Births, Deaths & Marriages. We may need to ask you for some of the deceased's personal details for the required application and registration forms.


The cremation

Value Cremations only works with reputable and accredited crematoria across Australia. We believe it is important to work with people who place the same value in care and respect for the cremation process as we do. These crematoria have highly trained staff with years of experience so you can rest assured that all due diligence is taken. Once the cremation is completed, the ashes will be placed in an ash container or urn, and you will receive a notification from the crematorium when the ashes are ready for collection. 


Collecting the ashes and memorialisation options

After the cremation has finished, the crematorium will contact you to discuss options for the ashes. This is usually a week or so after the cremation has taken place. This is also the time when the crematorium may speak to you about what you might like to do with the ashes as there are several options available for memorialising your loved one. Some of the common cremation memorial options are:

  • Placing the ashes in a memorial at a memorial park
  • Scattering the ashes in a memorial park
  • Collecting the ashes

To find out more about memorialisation, visit You can also speak to your Value Cremations consultant for some more guidance. Select your state below to get started.