Scattering of ashes isn’t permitted at council cemeteries or on any council property.
There are NSW government regulations around the scattering of ashes in other places, which include:
- Ashes can be scattered on private property providing the owner gives approval
- Ashes can be scattered from a boat providing the master of the vessel gives permission
- To scatter ashes in non-council parks or reserves, permission must be granted from the Trust of the park or reserve
We suggest you check the NSW Health regulations before making any decisions, to avoid unexpected penalties.
Arranging an immediate burial or ash placement move to top of page
If a loved one has recently passed away, the simplest way to organise a burial or ash placement is to contact a funeral home. They can arrange the details, and they will communicate with us to ensure all paperwork and processes are completed.
If the deceased has already reserved a burial site or has a pre-arranged ash placement site, make sure you have this information for the funeral home staff.