Whether it’s for scattering a loved one’s ashes at their favorite place or simply to take an urn back home, there might come a time when you find yourself traveling with cremated remains. To help in your time of grief, and to avoid any potential problems or mishaps, here's a little guide to help.
First off, we have provided a section containing links to information about the topic in our weblinks. The links are continually being updated as we identify resources.
Within Australia, ashes (cremated remains) can be sent by courier services or Australia Post. In either case the remains should be properly and securely packaged. If the body is to be transported you are urged to contact a funeral director. If you insist on doing it yourself you must ensure compliance with the health act, other laws and regulations applied in the states or territories where the transport is to occur.
If you cannot find the information you need there it will be best to contact the embassy or consulate of the country you want to ship to. Here are the links to embassies and consulates hosted in Australia