Embalming is the process of chemically treating a human body in order to disinfect and preserve the body. Embalming is not required by law in Australia other than in a few cases. A trained Embalmer carries out this procedure when it is required.
Circumstances where embalming may be needed include:
- A longer than average delay between death and the funeral.
- When a repatriation is needed, to preserve the body of the deceased for transfer overseas or even interstate
- Above ground burials in a crypt or vault
- Improving the appearance of the deceased for a viewing
If you have any questions about embalming or other mortuary procedures our qualified consultants are always willing to discuss these matters with you.