Physical, permanent memorials in a cemetery or memorial garden give families a place to visit and remember. They also have an important role to play in dealing with grief, by offering family and friends a place to be with their thoughts and feelings for the person they are missing. It can be very helpful to have a place where one has permission to express one's feelings. They can provide comfort on significant dates such as birthdays, anniversaries and public holidays. Memorials also provide a historical and genealogical record for your ancestry that helps future generations understand their heritage.

Planning ahead and preparing a place where you and your family can always be together can provide a sense of comfort and permanency. A memorial in a Memorial Park or Garden means the land has been set aside for the sole purpose of memorialising. So you can rest assured you and your family can be together forever. Planning and securing your memorial ahead of time also means you avoid inflation increases and lock in at today’s cost.

From a traditional wall niche or headstone, to elegant garden memorials, there are many options to tailor the memorial to reflect the individual or the family. Memorials can also reflect your cultural and religious identity. MyMemorial is a great place to see a wide range of options, and learn more.


Scattering ashes

Scattering the ashes of a loved one has become very popular in Australia. Sometimes ashes are scattered at a family home, which can be resold, or scattered at a favourite place, which can be rezoned or developed into something else. A memorial can provide evidence of a family's connection to an area and a place for future generations to come and pay their respects to those that came before them.

Creating a memorial in a special place helps keep the memory alive beyond the funeral service. Memorials give families and friends a tangible source of comfort, and are an everlasting place to come and remember your loved one. In a memorial park, ashes can be placed without fear of the location changing.

Scattering Ashes – What you need to know (.pdf)


Recommended memorial parks and gardens

Through our experience in helping families through the funeral service and assisting in memorial arrangements, we can recommend the following memorial parks and gardens in New South Wales and Queensland.

For recommendations in other states and territories, please speak to your local White Lady funeral director. Call us on 1300 656 550.