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Cremation Information

Cremation Information


At Swanborough Funerals, we provide cremation information service options to the Greater Brisbane community, including the Gold Coast, Ipswich and Sunshine Coast.

Our service options are put together to ensure your personal cremation service needs are met and most importantly, our qualified funeral planner will go over your personal cremation service needs as it is our desire is to make sure that we understand what your needs are.

Cremation Information Service Options

  • A  Service held at your local Crematorium Chapel
  • A  Service held at your local Church or you may prefer an alternative funeral venue followed by a Committal service held at your local crematorium
  • A Service held at your local Church or one of our alternative funeral venues with no attendance at the crematorium
  • No service cremation followed by a Memorial service held at a venue of your choosing either before or after the cremation of your loved one has taken place.

Usually the cremation service that is booked at the crematorium chapel and runs for approximately 30-40 minutes. If you would like an extended period of time let your funeral planner know.  They can make an extra booking time. Chapel services are booked in hourly increments. Do you prefer an extended period?

There is a number of alternative options.

Ask your funeral planner about service venues. Swanborough Funerals source a number of alternative funeral venues. Many of these venues only book two services in a day. We also recommend that you use crematorium chapels that offer extended service times, only booking services in every two hours. Your funeral planner will help you choose the best venue option to suit your needs.

Do I need to purchase an urn?

Upon completion of the cremation the ashes are placed in a rectangular container made from a hard plastic material. You would keep the ashes in this container if they are being placed in a memorial site, niche wall or cemetery. If you are travelling overseas we would recommend you travel with the ashes in the container provided by the crematorium as all the identification is on this.
If you are keeping the cremated remains at home you may prefer to purchase an urn or if you are scattering the ashes you may wish to purchase a scattering tube or biodegradable urn. This is a personal choice.

Can we view the cremation?

Families wish to view the coffin or casket being inserted into the cremator generally for religious or cultural beliefs. You need to let Swanborough Funerals know so that we can make the viewing arrangements with the crematorium of choice.

Do I need to hold a funeral service?

Once again this is a personal choice. You do not need to hold a service. You may opt for a no attendance cremation.

What is the cost of cremation services?

Swanborough funerals have provided for your convenience a funeral cost calculator. You can view it here.