Frequently Asked Questions
What is natural burial?
Natural burial is the practice of burying a body in the earth, in a manner which allows for natural decomposition with minimal impact on the surrounding ecosystem.
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What are my options?
Knowing your options concerning dying and death is important, if not for you, then certainly for those who will be responsible for your care.
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Do we have to use a funeral director to conduct a burial?
No. You do not have to use a funeral director – you can keep a person home after death – you can take a body home from hospital - build your own coffin - sew your own shroud - you can dig and back-fill grave with cemetery permission.
What is a home funeral?
In Australia, a 'home funeral' has become a broad term for family and/or community led home-based card of a person from the time of death until the funeral. This can include home-based death care and/or home funeral ceremonies or both, and promotes environmentally responsible practices and choices.
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What is a death doula?
A death doulas role is to provide non-medicalised support, resources, and options to people with a life-limiting conditon, or those planning for, or approaching their end of life.
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