Natural Burial – Green Burial
The New Green Burial – Natural Burial Option.
Natural Burial or Green Burial options are now available in the Greater Brisbane and Gold Coast Areas at Alberton Cemetery.
Caring for our environment is a topic close to the heart of Swanborough Funerals. Green Funerals provides natural choices that give back to our environment.
Swanborough Funerals are continuing to search and source products and services for Green Funerals. The Funeral Industry, including Funeral Homes, Cemeteries and Crematorium Facilities in Queensland have a long way to go to provide truly environmentally viable and friendly green funeral options. Our role as funeral directors is to ensure we create a green funeral option awareness through our products and services.
Wicker or willow coffins Swanborough Funerals have found to be the most environmentally friendly and also cost effective choice, whilst still meeting current legislative requirements for green burial and cremation. Willow is a complete natural product with the coffin lining being made of calico.
Willow plants are grown sustainably being very easy to harvest and requiring no fertilisers, pesticides or herbicides. The plants can replenish fertility in degraded and marginal soils and also provide habitat for birds and insects. They also act as windbreaks, stabilise soil and can combat river and coastal erosion. It also provides badly needed seasonal income for families in farming communities.
In the right soil conditions willow tends to decompose much more quickly than traditional materials such as MDF, hardwoods and metal. Willow is a carbon neutral material and when burnt only gives off the same amount of carbon that it consumes within it’s lifetime.
Eco friendly wicker coffins caskets are a beautiful and natural solution to a difficult problem.
To view our selection of wicker coffins and caskets visit
Cemetery Fees for a new Grave at Alberton are $3802.00
Alberton Cemetery is located on Zipf’s Rd, Alberton
Alberton Cemetery also offer traditional Burial Options.
Should you prefer to use a venue to hold the service prior to the burial graveside service. There are a few venues available
St Peter’s Lutheran Church and Hall is available for hire. Facilities: The hall has a full kitchen including oven, microwave, cutlery and crockery. There are mens, ladies and disabled toilets and ample tables and chairs. The church is air conditioned.
St Peter’s Lutheran Church is located within a few minutes of the cemetery on Alberton Rd, Alberton
Do not hesitate to contact Swanborough Funerals on 1800 100 411 should you wish to discuss Green Burial or Natural Burial options.