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Cemeteries & Crematoria Association of NSW - News & Updates

August 07, 2022

Narrabri Shire Council Approves Upgrade for its Lawn Cemetery.

Narrabri Shire councillors have endorsed an $892,000 plan for road, kerb and gutter upgrades at the lawn cemetery. The project, to be spread across a five-year period, will form part…
August 07, 2022

The Tombstone Jack

A news article about a "Tombstone Jack" to be used to lift and straighten headstones in the Constableville Rural Cemetery in New York USA caught my attention. The Cemetery  applied…
August 02, 2022

CCANSW Regional Conference Coffs Harbour November 2022

The Cemeteries & Crematoria Association of NSW is pleased to announce that its 2022 Regional Conference will be held in Coffs Harbour, November 3rd - 4th.
August 02, 2022

Australian Funeral Expo 2022 Announcement

​The 2022 ACC Higgins Australian Funeral Expo - Australia's largest funeral industry expo, is your chance to catch up with old friends from around the country and across the globe.…
August 01, 2022

ACCC | LNG exporters must divert gas to the domestic market to avoid shortfalls

The ACCC’s July 2022 Interim gas report, released today, forecasts the east coast of Australia could face a shortfall of 56 petajoules in 2023. At the same time last year,…
July 31, 2022

NT | Parliament passes historic burials legislation

In an Australian first, the Territory Government has passed legislation that expressly respects traditional Aboriginal burial practices. The Burial and Cremation Act 2022 enables traditional owners to notify authorities about…
July 31, 2022


The Cemeteries Management Strategy was endorsed and adopted by Council at the Local Government Meeting on 28 July 2022. The Strategy was updated following community consultation during May and June…
July 30, 2022

Catholic Cemeteries & Crematoria | Caring for all in the community

Over the past decades, Catholic Cemeteries + Crematoria (CCC) has provided hundreds of services for those without means, in line with our Catholic-based mission. CCC together with St Vincent de…
July 25, 2022

Chronicle | Free eBook on generating returns from cemeteries

CCANSW member Chronicle has published an eBook titled How Cemeteries Benefit from Efficient Return Of Investment of a Cemetery. Included is Deloitte's Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) report –…
July 22, 2022

CCANSW Training | Accidental Counsellor, Managing Conflict & Stress Management/Burnout Prevention

The Cemeteries & Crematoria Association of NSW is pleased to announce further online sessions of the popular "Accidental Counsellor, Managing Conflict & Stress Management/Burnout Prevention" training, to be held commencing…
July 21, 2022

CCANSW Online Workshop | Religious & Cultural Beliefs & Practices in Cemeteries (2)

This fascinating online workshop, presented over two part days commencing 30th August 2022, is vital for everyone interested in delivering culturally appropriate cemetery services. With religion a major factor in…
July 21, 2022

Plotbox | Deathcare Management Digest July 2022

Here's the latest from Plotbox, one of the CCANSW's sponsors. Topics include Streamlining Pre-Need Sales Processes, Risk Mitigation eBookand The Green Pavlova 2022.
July 20, 2022

CCANSW Training | Cemetery Clients and Their Needs

This intriguing four-hour online workshop to be held on 17th August 2022 is vital for everyone with any level of responsibility for the welfare of cemetery clients. Who are our…
July 10, 2022

NSW | Consumer regulations for cemeteries and crematoria

Families farewelling loved ones would have access to more transparent pricing, improving consumer choice and encouraging competitive prices, alongside other consumer safeguards under changes proposed by the NSW regulator, Cemeteries…
July 09, 2022

Lismore Council Launches Cemetery Volunteer Program

CCANSW member Lismore City Council has launched a new volunteer program to assist with maintenance of the city’s cemeteries and crematorium. The Council has announced  “The Friends of the Lismore…
July 06, 2022

SMCT | Floodplains cemetery plans cancelled

Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT) has abandoned its proposal for a cemetery on Dandenong Creek flood-plains.
July 05, 2022

Plotbox | FREE eBook - Risks for deathcare providers and how to mitigate them

What does risk look like for cemetery, crematory or funeral home operators, what are the potential impacts, and what can we do to avoid them?
June 24, 2022

ACCA | Education online workshops events

The next series of ACCA Education online workshops are now available for registration for all those working in the cemeteries, crematoria and funeral sectors. CCANSW Members are welcome & encouraged…
June 24, 2022

Historians demand paranormal investigation cemetery tours be stopped.

ABC News reports that grave concern has been raised over council-approved "paranormal investigation" tours at Ipswich General Cemetery, west of Brisbane.  Two historians say visitors being charged up to $70…
June 23, 2022

Inside the not-for-profit funeral home revolutionising how we deal with death | Australian Story

Step inside the funeral home that’s transforming the way we do death. Six years ago, with a group of community volunteers, Jenny Briscoe-Hough founded Tender Funerals, a not-for-profit funeral service…