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December 16, 2019

Subscribe to the CCANSW NSW Government Alerts Mailing List

We have recently improved our monitoring of New South Wales government departments and agencies that make decisions affecting governance and management of cemeteries & crematoria in NSW. The  presentation of…
December 15, 2019

The New Crown Land Reserve Manager website is now live & related news!

The launch of the Reserve Manager website improves support for Crown land managers. The new website gives you a range of tools, templates, case studies and updated guidance materials to…
December 14, 2019

Wishing you all the best for the 2020 Festive Season

On behalf of the Cemeteries & Crematoria Association of NSW, its members, executive and myself, please accept  our best wishes for the festive season and the New Year.
December 14, 2019

IPART review of interment costs and pricing - Interim report date announced

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal Home (IPART), NSW, AU,  advises that it will be releasing an Interim Report for its review of interment costs and pricing next Wednesday 18…
December 09, 2019

Vale Anne Blake

We have received the sad news that Anne Blake, wife of David Blake, has passed away after a short illness.
December 06, 2019

CHOICE: The future of funerals: natural burial, home vigils, DIY coffins and more

In its final of  its 4-part series on the funeral industry, consumer magazine CHOICE  looks at the trends disrupting the status quo.
December 06, 2019

18th Feb 2020: Mona Vale Cemetery Historical Tour

Stroll through Mona Vale Mona Cemetery and be surprised by the beauty, diversity and historical significance of this unique and peaceful landscape. Browse inscriptions and symbolic religious art and hear…
December 04, 2019

UK: ethical companies find ways to tackle funeral poverty

The average cost of a basic funeral in the U.K. at an all-time high of 3,785 pounds ($7.190.00 AU), nearly one in eight people in Britain go into debt to…
December 03, 2019

Vale Allan Drew O.A.M.

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Allan Drew OAM, founder of Allan Drew Funerals in Sydney, NSW Allan died after a long battle…
December 03, 2019

REWIRE: Millennials Aren’t Killing the Funeral Industry — But It is Changing

Heather Adams, writing for, mentions that In 1997, The Onion published the article, “World Death Rate Holding Steady at 100 Percent.”  While immortality is a quest for lots of…
November 30, 2019

New regulatory framework for cemeteries & crematoria in the ACT (AU)

Families who have lost loved ones will be treated with dignity and respect, and protected in perpetuity with legislation introduced today providing tough new regulation of the cemeteries and crematoria…
November 28, 2019

TASMANIA: Burial and Cremation Bill passes Legislative Council

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government (Tasmania, AU) is delivering its commitment to strengthen and clarify Tasmania’s regulatory framework for cemeteries and crematoria, with the Burial and Cremation Bill 2019 passing…
November 27, 2019

ACCC clears Propel Funeral's QLD buy-up

The consumer watchdog, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, has cleared the way for Propel Funerals to absorb a major Sunshine Coast service and become a market leader in southeast Queensland.
November 27, 2019

Byron Shire Council considers Green Burial Ground, Again.

The Agenda for Byron Shire Council's meeting on the 28th Nov 2019 includes a motion   Identify a suitable parcel of Council land for the purposes of establishing a Natural…
November 22, 2019

Exciting remote controlled industrial electric mower announced

Civiline Specialist Commercial Mowers, located in  Ourimbah, NSW, announced they will be importing into Australia & distributing an  electric remote mower from early January next year. Described as  absolutely perfect…
November 22, 2019

CHOICE: Funeral giant invoices for late payment fees – before you're late

CHOICE, an Australian consumer magazine, alleges in a report that Invocare charges late payment fees in advance.