Way to go - People's views on burials, cremation, funerals and ways to commemorate life


Independent researchers have been talking with people across NSW about how prepared they are for death and how they’d like their lives to be remembered.


This important research is informing CCNSW activities to encourage more people in NSW to plan for their burial, cremation and funeral arrangements.

CCNSW Way to go: People's views on burials, cremation, funerals and ways to commemorate life report

View the report: Way to go: People's views on burials, cremation, funerals and ways to commemorate life

Thinking about what you would like to happen to your body after you die, and how you would like your life to be remembered, is something many of us put off until later.

We’ve prepared some useful factsheets to get you started:

  • Start thinking about what's important to me
  • Planning checklist
  • Take my first steps to plan
  • Know more about my options
  • Ask some questions.

Cemeteries & Crematoria NSW (CCNSW) is the part of NSW Government that regulates cemetery and crematorium operators, and provides information on burial and cremation options to the public. Its objectives are to ensure that everyone in NSW has the right to a dignified burial or cremation, that is respectful of religious and cultural beliefs. CCNSW also holds a critical role in ensuring land is available for affordable and accessible burial and cremation options in NSW, now and in the future.