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November 20, 2020

Otago Council (NZ) adopts new cemetery bylaw

The Central Otago District Council in New Zealand has adopted its new cemeteries bylaw, with a few tweaks. A recent council meeting approved the Cemeteries Bylaw 2020, and Cemeteries Handbook…
November 19, 2020

Mandatory customer check in for NSW venues, including crematoria

Recording customer information digitally will become mandatory for many NSW venues and businesses from Monday 23 November 2020.
November 19, 2020

Cemeteries & Crematoria eNewsletter

The NSW Government authority for Cemeteries & Crematoria (CCNSW) has published a newsletter.
November 18, 2020

South Australia: Government COVID 19 Response Updated

 The information and links to COVID-19 responses from the South Australian Government have changed. Click here for the latest information, directives etc,            
November 18, 2020


eziFunerals is pleased to announce the launch of its new website,, which provides an exciting look at cremation services in Australia.
November 17, 2020

Everlon Announce Winner of The Great Bake Off Competition

The Everlon Team would like to take the time to thank all industry members who got involved in our bake off last month. It made us so happy to see…
November 14, 2020

CCANSW Review November 2020

As we look back on what has probably been a difficult year for most, the Cemeteries & Crematoria Association of NSW (CCANSW)  can nevertheless report that it has been able…
November 11, 2020

Arrow Bronze announces exclusive partnership with ModUrn

By merging digital technology and the traditional bronze plaque we have created a detailed, thoughtful, intuitive platform and product in which to honour a life and share a life story.
November 09, 2020

Join the CCANSW Webinar Mailing List

Since the pandemic began many of the CCANSW  sponsors, supporters and connections have co-ordinated webinars to help keep you informed and up to date with industry initiatives, trends and progress.…
November 09, 2020

Choice hands Shonky awards to InvoCare funerals and Harvey Norman's partnership with Latitude Finance

Australian consumer advocate & magazine "Choice"  has handed out its annual "Shonky" awards, which  name and shame brands Choice says have failed to give Australian consumers a fair deal. Choice…
November 09, 2020

Australian Funeral insurer accused of targeting vulnerable Aboriginal communities now facing deceptive conduct charge

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission  (ASIC) is suing the Aboriginal Community Benefit Fund, which ASIC alleges has for decades sold funeral insurance almost exclusively to Indigenous people.
November 09, 2020

OpusXenta Webinar: In conversation with Annie De Jong

The time and resource demands upon the modern Death Care sector are more significant than at any time in history. Join us for a conversation with Annie De Jong, CEO…
November 06, 2020

OpusXenta Named as UK Crematoria Portal Provider in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

OpusXenta, the developer of the death care profession's premier online marketplace, announced their byondcloud solution was launched as the platform for the United Kingdom's national cremation booking and availability management portal.
November 06, 2020

CCANSW Announces 2021 Conference & Trade Exhibition

The Cemeteries & Crematoria Association of NSW is pleased to announce a  Conference & Trade Exhibition to be held at the Crowne Plaza, Coogee, NSW, Australia, on 27-28 May 2021.
November 05, 2020

Mona Vale Cemetery (NSW) lists unused graves plots for revocation & reuse.

Mona Vale Cemetery in NSW recently listed a number of unused grave plots, reserved prior to 1st January 1970, that subject to a regulated process may be revoked by the…
November 05, 2020

Mona Vale Cemetery readies for 11th November

Volunteers and community groups have banded together to help prepare Mona Vale Cemetery for Remembrance (Armistice) Day on 11 November.
November 04, 2020

ABC RN: Planning cemeteries for the future

Dr Hannah Gould is a socio-cultural anthropologist working in Australia. You may remember that she was scheduled to speak at the CCANSW conference last May, which unfortunately had to be…
October 27, 2020

What’s the Difference Between a Cemetery and a Graveyard? examines the meaning of the words "cemetery", "graveyard" and "church yard".