A repatriation is where a deceased person is moved from one state – or one country – to another so that final rites can be performed there.
When a loved one passes away overseas, sometimes the best place for their funeral service to take place is here in Australia. Or it could be that when someone passes away here, you may wish to return your loved one to their place of birth for their funeral.
You should state your desires to be repatriated in your will. It may be your wish to be buried in the land of your birth, perhaps a family grave or a church cemetery where members of the family or clan have always been buried. It is always wise to discuss your wishes with family and close friends so that they are prepared to see them through.
A repatriation can involve quite a lot of paperwork and logistical challenges, your funeral director should help you with these.
When arranging a repatriation and funeral, it is important to select a reliable funeral director you know you can trust. At W.D. Rose Funerals group of funeral homes we offer a complete world wide repatriation service to and from Australia.
Our staff have extensive experience with repatriations and work closely with a wide network of funeral directors, both interstate and internationally.
From the transferring of the deceased into our care, the embalming, the provision of a suitable casket for air transport, the legal documentation for foreign shipment and the consultation with the Consulate's Office and the air transportation to the deceased's country of origin.
We will liaise with the various state and federal government departments as well as international and domestic consular representatives on behalf of the family. W.D. Rose Funerals, Joseph Allison Funerals, Giannarelli Funerals and Werribee Funerals are part of the InvoCare family of funeral homes, meaning that we have trusted partner brands all across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.