What is important to me?

Taking time now to consider your after-death options and communicate your wishes to friends and family is important.

You can tailor your plans to suit your lifestyle, values and preferences. And you can update your plans at any time if your preferences change.

Starting to think about what’s important to me

Taking time to consider what matters to you when you die can help you, your family and friends prepare emotionally, practically and financially for death.

Here is a checklist is to help you identify what’s important to you. This includes:

  • deciding whether you would like to be buried or cremated
  • considering how you’d like to be farewelled and remembered
  • starting the conversation with family and friends
  • writing down and communicating your wishes.

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.