Places to scatter ashes

Find a location that leaves a lasting memory

After choosing to cremate a loved one, the next most important decision is what to do with the ashes. While some families choose to keep the urn as a lasting memorial, many people decide to find a special place to scatter the ashes. This place will offer a meaningful location for family and friends to visit and reminisce about their loved one.

When considering where to scatter your loved one’s ashes, there are two main things to consider. First, it’s important to remember who your loved one was and what they liked. This will help you find a location that best reflects their personality and their interests. Second, if you wish to scatter the ashes in a location that you can visit regularly, it’s best to find somewhere close to home.

Here is a list of beautiful locations to inspire you when trying to find the perfect location for scattering your loved one’s ashes.

Please note: While state and local councils in Victoria do not typically require a permit, the rules regarding where you can scatter ashes may vary—for example the scattering of ashes in Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens is strictly prohibited. Please, always check with the local council, or property owner before scattering ashes in any location, public or private.

Melbourne:

Brisbane:

Melbourne – Inner City

Beaches

Port Melbourne Beach, Port Melbourne
White sand, edged by palm trees, and with many pubs and restaurants nearby to celebrate the memory of your loved one, Port Melbourne Beach is just a few kilometres from the south-western end of Melbourne’s CBD.

South Melbourne Beach, Albert Park
South Melbourne Beach is one of the closest patrolled beaches to Melbourne City, and is considered one of the largest beaches in Port Phillip Bay.

Middle Park Beach, Middle Park
This beautiful, artificially made beach offers a straight, 1km stretch of sand to walk down as you think about your loved one. With plenty of activity going on, this beach is perfect for reflecting upon the life of a loved one who lived an active and social lifestyle.

St Kilda Beach, St Kilda
St Kilda Beach is one of Melbourne’s most famous beaches. Located at the north-eastern corner of Port Phillip, this area is also well-known for its resident colony of little penguins.

Sandridge Beach, Port Melbourne
Located in Port Melbourne, just 5km from Melbourne’s CBD, Sandridge Beach is a relatively quiet and flat beach. This location is surrounded by piers and features stunning panoramic views of the city’s western face.

Elwood Beach, Elwood
Ideal for honouring those who lived a more active lifestyle, Elwood Beach is a popular bayside beach for walking, windsurfing, cycling and cricket.

Parks and gardens

Fitzroy Gardens, East Melbourne
With a long history spanning over 150 year, these magnificent heritage-listed gardens lie right in the heart of the city, and feature extensive lawns, pathways lined with mature elm trees, and a framework of garden structures and floral displays.

Flagstaff Gardens, Melbourne
Flagstaff Gardens is the oldest park in Melbourne, and one of the most visited parks in the city. This beautiful park features eucalypts and Moreton Bay figs, avenues of elm trees, as well as gorgeous rose beds and sculptures.

Carlton Gardens, Carlton
Carlton Gardens is a World Heritage Site and is a popular picnic and barbeque area. It’s also home to a wide array of wildlife, including brushtail possums.

Treasury Gardens, Melbourne
Nestled in the very heart of the city, the heritage-listed Treasury Gardens dates back to the mid 19th century and is just a short walk from Victoria’s Parliament House.

Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne
Located on the south bank of the Yarra River, opposite Federation Square, Alexandra Gardens features a unique line of historic boat houses, as well as palm trees, ornamental shrubs, tree-lined avenues, and a star-shaped garden bed designed to represent the Federation of Australia.

Queen Victoria Gardens, King’s Domain
Located opposite the Victorian Arts Centre and National Gallery of Victoria, the Queen Victoria Gardens were established as Melbourne’s memorial to Queen Victoria. The garden’s most famous feature is its Floral Clock, but it also boasts gorgeous ornamental ponds, monuments to Queen Victoria and King Edward VII, the Janet Lady Clark rotunda, and numerous flower beds and sculptures.

Edinburgh Gardens, Fitzroy North
Located in the heart of North Fitzroy, just north of Brunswick Street, the Edinburgh Gardens are one of the most popular gardens in Melbourne. Every weekend there’s something new going on here, from sports and music, to social gatherings and BBQs. This lively location is a beautiful option for scattering the ashes of a loved one.

Lakes and rivers

Albert Park Lake, Albert Park
Albert Park Lake is a popular recreational lake lying just 3km south of Melbourne’s CBD. This lake makes a perfect final resting place for car enthusiasts, as the Australian Grand Prix is held every year on the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit which encircles the lake.

Westgate Park Lake, Port Melbourne
The Westgate Park Lake lies just 7km from Melbourne’s CBD. The lake is known for turning bright pink between Summer and Autumn, though this is dependent on temperatures and rainfall throughout the seasons.

Cemeteries and memorial parks

Melbourne General Cemetery, Parkville
Established in 1852, the Melbourne General Cemetery was the first Victoria cemetery to be designed like a large public park. This beautiful cemetery offers a place of reflection and features 43 hectares of manicured gardens, as well as the heritage-listed Gatehouse.

Melbourne – Northern Suburbs

Parks and gardens

Queens Park, Moonee Ponds
With a picturesque cottage standing as the focal point of the park, Queens Park is a beautiful, Edwardian-style park that features a lake, flat walking tracks, public art pieces and a variety of native and exotic trees and birds.

Bundoora Park, Bundoora
This is a family-friendly park featuring a wildlife reserve, picnic areas, community gardens and a heritage village.

Gresswell Forest Nature Reserve, Watsonia
This beautiful nature reserve is home to a range of wildlife, including eastern grey kangaroos, wombats and various species of birds. A perfect place to farewell an animal-lover.

Lakes and rivers

Yellow Gum Park, Blue Lake, Plenty
Featuring a large picnic area, stunning views of Plenty river, and a beautiful track that takes you around Blue Lake, Yellow Gum Park is a perfect place for a nature-lover.

Merri Creek
Merri Creek flows through the northern suburbs of Melbourne. The creek houses many species of native wildlife, including kookaburras, kingfishers, yellow-tailed black cockatoos, echidnas, frogs, and even platypuses.

Coburg Lake Reserve, Coburg 
This beautiful lake in Coburg is a family favourite for residents and tourists alike. The lake offers many walking tracks which will give you gorgeous views of the surrounding areas, and the lake’s resident ducks and swans.

Cemeteries and memorial parks

Preston General Cemetery, Bundoora
Located on Plenty Rd, about 20km north of Melbourne’s city centre, the Preston General Cemetery spans approximately 14 acres and contains over 24,0000 graves. This cemetery contains the largest enclosed mausoleum in the Southern Hemisphere.

Fawkner Memorial Park, Fawkner
Established in 1906, Fawkner Memorial Park features extensive grounds, waterways and ornamental gardens, making it a beautiful place to gather in memory of a loved one.

Melbourne – Eastern Suburbs

Parks and gardens

Yarra Bend Park, Fairfield
Yarra Bend Park is Melbourne’s largest natural bushland park. The park features leafy grounds, abundant wildlife and the historic Studley Park Boathouse where you can hire a canoe and paddle up the Yarra to find the perfect spot for scattering your loved one’s ashes.

Wattle Park, Burwood
Wattle Park is a public park located in Burwood, known for its plantation of 12,000 beautiful wattle trees.

Maroondah Reservoir Park, Healesville
Maroondah Reservoir Park is a stunning location, featuring gorgeous gardens with stands of native and exotic trees, native animals and birds, expansive lawns and relaxing walking tracks.

Jells Park, Wheelers Hill
Jells Park attracts over 900,000 visitors a year. With over 9km of paths and trails, the park features many wide open spaces, picnic areas, a beautiful lake, and a wide variety of native flora and fauna.

Lakes and rivers

Lysterfield Lake Park, Lysterfield
Lysterfield Lake is known as one of the best swimming lakes in Victoria. This beautiful park also features walking tracks, vast forested areas, and a wide array of native wildlife, making it perfect for honouring a nature-lover.

Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, City of Whitehorse
Blackburn Lake Sanctuary is one of the few significant remaining natural bushland reserves in Melbourne. Featuring high quality indigenous bushland, wetlands and a lake, this sanctuary is a living reference to the natural and cultural history of the region.

Lake Caribbean, Scoresby
The gardens surrounding the beautiful Lake Caribbean cover approximately 100 acres, and boast plenty of picnic grounds, surrounded by elm, gum and pine trees.

Emerald Lake, Emerald
Set in the gorgeous Dandenong Ranges, Emerald Lake Park is a small but beautiful park located just next to the infamous Puffing Billy Railway.

Cemeteries and memorial parks

Burwood Cemetery – Burwood
Dating back to 1858, where it was known as the Nunawading General Cemetery, the Burwood Cemetery is a testament to the earliest phase of settlement of the Burwood area. This cemetery is of historical, aesthetic and social significance to the City of Whitehorse.

Lilydale Memorial Park, Lilydale
The grounds of Lilydale Memorial Park combine the Yarra Valley’s traditional native fauna and flora, with beautiful, curated garden areas, giving this memorial park a natural and peaceful atmosphere where you can reflect upon the life of your loved one.

Healesville Cemetery – Healesville
Designed to blend in with the rugged beauty of the natural environment, Healesville Cemetery boasts gorgeous views of the mountains, and is a serene and calming place to remember those who have passed.

Yarra Glen Cemetery – Yarra Glen
Offering beautiful views of the surrounding Dandenong Ranges, Yarra Glen Cemetery provides a unique and natural landscape for scattering ashes.

Melbourne – Southeastern Suburbs

Beaches

Dendy Street Beach, Brighton
The most famous spot on Brighton’s coastline is the Dendy Street Beach. The colourful bathing boxes lining this stretch of coast are a well-known Melbourne icon.

Half Moon Bay, Black Rock
This small but popular beach is set in a cove and is named after its distinctive crescent shape. The site is popular for boating, making it a good place to scatter the ashes of a boating or fishing enthusiast.

Sorrento Beach, Sorrento
This calm and tranquil sheltered beach faces north-east, protecting it from most waves. Sorrento Beach is covered in a fine white sand and features lovely grassy areas where you can sit and reflect upon the life of your loved one.

Parkdale Beach, Parkdale
Nestled between Mentone and Mordialloc, Parkdale Beach is one of the lesser-known beaches along Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay. This makes it a slightly more private place to scatter the ashes of your loved one.

Parks and gardens

Ardrie Park, Malvern
Ardrie Park is shaded by beautiful elm trees and features spacious grounds, plenty of room for a picnic, and an off-lead dog park that’s perfect for honouring the memory of a dog lover.

Cemeteries and memorial parks

Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale
Featuring 169 hectares of landscaped gardens, Springvale Botanical Cemetery is widely regarded as Australia’s most beautiful cemetery. This beautiful location offers a peaceful and private place to remember the life of the one who has passed.

Bunurong Memorial Park, Dandenong South
Any day of the week, visitors are welcome to enjoy the grounds of this unique sanctuary. Bunurong Memorial Park features distinctive art pieces, walking paths, picnic areas and plenty of space to wander and reminisce about a loved one.

Brighton General Cemetery, Caulfield
Established in 1854, Brighton General Cemetery is one of Melbourne’s oldest and most significant cemeteries. Featuring classic garden-style grounds, this beautiful cemetery offers a quiet place for families to sit and reflect.

Dandenong Community Cemetery, Dandenong
Featuring towering gums and memorials that date back to 1858, Dandenong Community Cemetery is a historical cemetery that offers beautiful lawns and gardens where families can gather together in memory.

Cheltenham Memorial Park, Cheltenham
This distinctive community cemetery is characterised by stately palms, extensive lawns, ornate gazebos and 20 hectares of nurtured gardens.

Melbourne – Western Suburbs

Beaches

Williamstown Beach, Williamstown
Located just south of the Williamstown Railway, Williamstown Beach offers gorgeous views across Port Phillip Bay.

Werribee South Beach, Werribee South
This untouched beach in Werribee South is still in its natural state, and is a popular hub for recreational boating, fishing and kayaking. This makes it an ideal location for scattering the ashes of a loved one who enjoyed water activities at the beach.

Parks and gardens

Werribee Park, Werribee
Featuring extensive grounds, beautiful formal gardens, and the heritage listed Werribee Mansion, Werribee Park is the perfect place for a loved one who was passionate about history.

Brimbank Park, Keilor East
Settled by Europeans in the 1830s, Brimbank Park is home to a diverse range of native flora and fauna, a network of walking and biking tracks, and a café where you can sit and think about your loved one.

Footscray Park, Footscray
Footscray Park is one of the largest and most intact examples of an Edwardian park in Australia. Located on the south bank of the Marybyrnong River, it is classified as a heritage listed site. This beautiful park features extensive garden beds and provides beautiful views of the city skyline and Flemington Racecourse.

Lakes and rivers

Cherry Lake, Altona
Cherry Lake and the surrounding reserve is an important wildlife habitat for various plants and animals, including pelicans, black swans and purple swamphens.

Newport Lakes Park, Newport
This bushland oasis is the perfect place for families to visit over a picnic, and offers a tranquil bushland setting in which to reminisce about someone who has passed.

Cemeteries and memorial parks

Altona Memorial Park, Altona
Rather than a traditional monumental cemetery, Altona Memorial Park creates a haven in the otherwise industrial west of Melbourne. This beautiful cemetery features floral landscaped lawns and extensive memorial gardens.

Williamstown Cemetery, Williamstown
Williamstown Cemetery was established as a final resting place for many who were interred in the previous cemetery at Point Gellibrand, as well as for those lost at sea. In honour of this significant historical background, Williamstown Cemetery was placed on the Heritage Register in 1997.

Truganina Cemetery, Truganina
Truganina Cemetery—and the surrounding area—was named after an Indigenous woman named Truganini, who was believed to be the last full-blooded Tasmanian Indigenous Australian. The small cemetery includes an area reserved for the protection of endangered native plant species endemic to the area.

Keilor Cemetery, Keilor
Keilor Cemetery is home to a Gallipoli Oak, which was grown from acorns brought back from the battlefields of World War 1 and serves as an important monument to those who lost their lives in the conflict.

City of Brisbane

Parks and gardens

Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane City
This inner-city oasis features beautifully manicured lawns, themed gardens, walking paths and wonderfully relaxing water features. The Roma Street Parkland is also brimming with birdlife, which makes it a perfect place to farewell a bird enthusiast.

City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City
The City Botanic Gardens are located by the riverside and include a bamboo grove, weeping fig avenue, ornamental ponds and a riverstage.

Sherwood Arboretum, Sherwood
This heritage-listed arboretum offers vast green plains, a duck pond, a river jetty and much more. With such a diverse landscape, you’ll be able to find the perfect location within the park to scatter your loved one’s ashes.

South Bank Parklands, South Bank
Located on the southern bank of the Brisbane River, the parklands consist of a mixture of rainforest, water, grassy areas and plazas.

Lakes and rivers

Streets Beach, South Brisbane
Better resembling a lagoon, Streets Beach is Australia’s only inner-city, man-made beach, with sparkling blue water, white sand and sub-tropical plants.

Mt Coot-tha Reserve, Brisbane
Mt Coot-tha is home to one of the best lookouts for viewing Brisbane. It also contains stunning waterfalls, including JC Slaughter Falls and Simpson Falls. 

Cemeteries and memorial parks

Toowong Cemetery, Toowong
Toowong Cemetery is located on the slopes of Mt Coot-tha in Brisbane’s inner western suburbs. This heritage-listed site is the largest cemetery in Queensland, stretching across forty-four hectares of land. The cemetery features a number of cultural areas, historical trails and memorials.

Mount Gravatt Cemetery and Crematorium, Macgregor
Nestled in amongst nearly 80 hectares of native bushland, Mount Gravatt Cemetery is divided into a diverse range of religious and cultural sections.

Pinnaroo Cemetery and Crematorium
Pinnaroo rests beside a scenic watercourse, and its natural bushland houses various native animals. The grounds of Pinnaroo Cemetery are popular for walking, jogging and bird watching.

Hemmant Cemetery and Crematorium
This gorgeous necropolis is set amongst eucalyptus trees and wattles, making it a perfect final resting place for someone who loved being out in nature. The site is rich in social history, with many pioneers being buried here.

Moreton Bay Region

Beaches

Bribie Island
Bribie Island is the only Island in Queensland that’s connected to the mainland by bridge. The island boasts gorgeous coastal scenery, and is popular for birdwatching, boating and fishing. You can visit many beautiful beaches here, including Bongaree Beach, Red Beach and Woorim Ocean Beach.

Suttons Beach, Redcliffe
Just 30 minutes from Brisbane’s city centre, the waters are calm and the waves small at Suttons Beach. There are also some beautiful scenic paths where you can get some beautiful views of the surrounding area.

Margate Beach, Margate
Margate boasts the mainland’s longest stretch of pristine golden sand, together with a 2km long redeveloped timber boardwalk, giving you plenty of options for farewelling a loved one.

Scarborough Beach, Scarborough
Described as the ‘jewel in the crown of the Moreton Bay Region’ this beautiful beach at the northern tip of the Redcliffe Peninsula has won the title of Queensland’s Friendliest Beach two times in a row. The beach is bordered by a strip of majestic Norfolk Pines.

Parks and gardens

Freshwater National Park, Redcliffe
Though very small, and surrounded by development, roads and a highway, Freshwater National Park hosts a vast variety of plants, trees and wildlife, and is one of the few protected places of open woodland/ low heathland in the area.

Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine
This very large park has many picnic areas, open grassy spaces, shady trees and an array of wild water birds. Pine Rivers Park is one of the most popular public recreation spaces in the Strathpine region.

Pelican Park, Clontarf
Offering a beautiful view of the water, Pelican Park is named for its resident pelicans, which fly in daily to be hand fed by volunteers at the Visitor Information Centre.

Lakes and rivers

Lake Samsonvale, Petrie
This picturesque destination is a hotspot for fishing, picnicking, kayaking, sailing and more. The gorgeous walking trails also ensure that you’ll be able to find the perfect spot to farewell your loved one.

Lake Kurwonbah, Petrie
This peaceful expanse of water is surrounded by privately owned residential acreage and is an often-forgot local beauty. Lake Kurwonbah served as the tranquil backdrop to the infamous ‘Lakeside International Raceway’, from 1961 – 2001.

Cemeteries and memorial parks

Redcliffe Cemetery, Redcliffe
Established in 1875, Redcliffe Cemetery boasts attractive and landscaped grounds, which are the resting place for many Redcliffe pioneers and local identities. The cemetery also contains an RSL precinct where annual ANZAC Day services are held to honour the fallen.

Dayboro Cemetery, Dayboro
This traditional country cemetery is characterised by many striking monuments, fragrant Buckinghamia trees and sweeping views of the valley.

Moreton Bay Crematorium and Memorial Park, Burpengary
The Moreton Bay is set within beautiful gardens that offer a serene and peaceful environment for farewelling a loved one.

Logan City

Parks and gardens

Berrinba Wetlands Park, Berrinba
Berrinba Wetlands Park offers 80 hectares of natural beauty, with over 430,000 new native plants, 100 nesting boxes for birds, possums and gliders, and 8km of scenic walking tracks.

Springwood Conservation Park, Springwood
Home to a myriad of birds, as well as koalas, water dragons and swamp wallabies, and boasting an extensive network of walking tracks, the Springwood Conservation Park is the perfect place for scattering the ashes of a loved one who enjoyed hiking and exploring nature.

Alexander Clark Park, Loganholme
Bordered by the waters of the Logan River, Alexander Clark Park hosts plenty of flora and fauna, and is perfect honouring the memory of someone who loved canoeing, kayaking or fishing.

Tamborine National Park, Cedar Creek 
This gorgeous national park offers a wide variety of beautiful scenery, including cascading waterfalls, bubbling creeks, towering groves and stunning glimpses of the Pacific Ocean and the Gold Coast skyline.

Lakes and rivers

Riverdale Park, Meadowbrook
With its manicured lawns, ample picnic areas and gazebos, this park on the Logan River is the perfect place for family and friends to gather and reminisce over the life of a loved one.

Tygum Lagoon, Waterford Crest
A large number of birds call this lagoon home and can be easily spotted by the water’s edge. Tygum Lagoon and Park offers many beautiful spaces for a picnic, as well as many walking tracks to help you find the perfect location to scatter your loved one’s ashes.

Cemeteries and memorial parks

Logan Village Cemetery, Logan Village
This beautiful cemetery features numerous garden beds for ashes, and also offers a gazebo, shelter shed and benches to sit and reflect.

Beenleigh Cemetery, Beenleigh
Established in 1872, Beenleigh Cemetery covers burials from establishment to the current time. The cemetery is operated by the Logan City Council and is the main cemetery in the Logan area.

Redland City

Beaches

Cylinder Beach, North Stradbroke Island
This picturesque cove is the most popular swimming beach on North Stradbroke Island. Cylinder beach is backed by a shady foreshore reserve, which offers a picnic and camping area for those who wish to spend some time reflecting upon the life of their loved one.

Amity Point Beach, North Stradbroke Island
Fronting the calm waters of Moreton Bay, Amity Point Beach offers spectacular views of the sunset over the bay islands, and is regularly visited by local dolphins, pelicans and koalas.

King Island, Wellington Point
At low tide, a stunning sand causeway emerges from beneath the Moreton Bay waters between the Wellington Point mainland and the tiny, uninhabited King Island. This forms a natural bridge which allows you to experience the magic of ‘walking on the water’ as you carry your loved one on their final journey.

Parks and gardens

Capalaba National Park, Capalaba
A splendid green oasis on the edge of Capalaba offers a spacious off leash dog area, lily ponds, a variety of paths for walking and cycling, as well as beautiful meadows and wooded areas.

Lakes and rivers

Brown Lake, North Stradbroke Island
This natural lake of pure rainwater is tinged brown by the native teatrees. Brown Lake—also called Lake Bummiera—offers plenty of places to sit and reflect before the calm tranquillity of the water.

Blue Lake National Park, North Stradbroke Island
Blue Lake is one of Stradbroke Island’s largest and most sacred lakes to the Quandamooka people, who call the lake Karboora, meaning ‘deep silent pool’. Here, you can walk the track to the lake through wallum woodlands, flowering heath and stunted eucalypts.

Cemeteries and memorial parks
Redland Bay Cemetery, Redland Bay
Redland Bay Cemetery is set in a lovely country bushland area with peaceful surroundings, offering you the chance to sit quietly and reflect.

Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland
This beautiful cemetery offers beautiful rock gardens where you can scatter the ashes of your loved one.

City of Ipswich

Parks and gardens

Queens Park, Ipswich
Queens Park was the first park to be developed in Queensland. Featuring extensive formalised garden beds, the beautiful Nerima Gardens (a Japanese-style garden), a Bush House, a Bush Chapel and much more, these gorgeous gardens combine old world charm with modern day convenience.

Ipswich City Council-Kholo Gardens, Ipswich
Established in 1988, the Kholo Gardens feature almost 40 hectares of stunning grounds, a picturesque historical church, walking tracks, boardwalks and a gorgeous sub-tropical rainforest. Here you can find a peaceful and quiet place to farewell your loved one.

River Heart Parklands, Ipswich
The River Heart Parklands lie along the Bremer river, just a short trip from the Ipswich town centre. The stunning river walkway features historical plaques and items unearthed when the parkland was being built. By night, mythical creatures illuminate the water.

Lakes and rivers

Springfield Lake Park, Springfield Lakes
A fantastic expanse of shaded green hugs the lake in the centre of Springfield Lakes. Offering a picnic pavilion on the waterfront, a path that takes you around the lake, and BBQ tables, this is the perfect place for family and friends to gather together in memory.

Cemeteries and memorial parks

Warrill Park Lawn Cemetery, Ipswich
Warrill Park Lawn Cemetery is the main cemetery of Ipswich. Primarily a lawn garden, the large open landscaped lawns feature peaceful memorial gardens of rose and scrub.

Ipswich General Cemetery, Ipswich
Ipswich General Cemetery is the second oldest cemetery in Queensland. The cemetery is divided into religious sections, and also features areas for pioneer and war graves.

Haigslea Cemetery, Haigsley
Established in 1862, Haigslea Cemetery is one of Australia’s oldest grounds nestled in native bush. This beautiful cemetery features both monumental and lawn burial areas and offers a memorial garden for cremated remains.

Other ideas for scattering ashes

If you’re looking for a unique send off for your loved one, here are some alternative ideas for scattering their ashes:

Their hometown

Making a pilgrimage to your loved one’s hometown is not only a beautiful way of honouring their memory, it also allows you to explore the places where they grew up. Perhaps there was a place within their hometown that your loved one spoke of fondly. This may be the perfect location for spreading their ashes.

A cemetery where a loved one was buried

If your loved one had a particular connection with someone who died before them, you might wish to consider interring or scattering their ashes in the same cemetery so that they can rest together in peace.

Please note: Before scattering ashes in a cemetery, check with the owners to make sure you’re not breaking any rules.

Your own backyard

Sometimes the truest memorial is the one that never leaves you. Consider scattering your loved one’s ashes in your own backyard so that you can keep them close to you at all times.

Please note: Moving house can be painful and difficult if you’ve scattered ashes in your backyard. Make sure to consider this before making the decision. If you intend to move house within the next few years, you may wish to choose another meaningful place, or even delay scattering the ashes until you move.

Aerial scattering

Developments in technology have allowed us to change the way we farewell our loved ones. Aerial scattering can be done by a professional in a private plane, or can even be achieved using a drone. When scattering ashes by plane, friends and family may be able to be in the plane at the time of the scattering, or can watch from the ground below.

It’s best to seek out companies who specialise in aerial scattering, as they’ll know the proper procedure, appropriate areas, and which permits they need to acquire.

Hire a boat to scatter ashes at sea

If your loved one enjoyed fishing, boating or diving, you may wish to hire a boat to scatter their ashes at sea. There are many companies who specialise in scattering ashes at sea who can provide a tasteful and respectful service for farewelling a loved one.

Make lasting memories with a meaningful location

When the time comes to decide where to scatter your loved one’s ashes, it’s important to reflect upon the personality and interests of that person in life. By considering their interests, hobbies and values, you’ll be able to find a meaningful location that best reflects who they were in life.

And with so many beautiful locations just a stone’s throw away, you’ll be able to honour a loved one, while giving family and friends a special place to gather and celebrate in their memory.

Find an elegant vessel for the scattering ceremony

Even if you intend to scatter your loved one’s ashes, you’ll need a suitable vessel to carry them to their final place of rest. There are many beautiful temporary urns that you can purchase to help honour your loved one on their final journey.

You can download our Memorial Urn Catalogue to explore your options, and find the perfect urn.

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