Burials 2020-11-10T09:59:27+00:00

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HARDMAN family

Hetherington Funerals did an amazing job in helping organise and implement my Father in law’s Memorial Service.

It was held at their Chapel in Maddington.

We could not fault any of it, it was respectful, dignified and every thing my Mother in law requested.

We had morning tea which was served beautifully and everything was well looked after and unobtrusively topped up (tea/coffee/orange juice etc.)

Everything went so smoothly, not one hitch and the Chapel is such a calming, reflective place.

I would highly recommend Hetherington Funerals to anyone. Definitely a 10 out of 10.

Barbara Bell


The burial process begins with the preparation of the body. As with cremation services, tributes can be left in the coffin. The coffin is then taken to the cemetery (sometimes it is taken to another venue first for a service, e.g. a church or chapel). At the cemetery, a graveside committal takes place and the coffin is lowered gently to rest.

Once the family and attendees leave, the cemetery organises for the grave to be filled. Any flowers left by the family will then be placed on the grave and left there until such time as they are in poor condition. At this time, they will be removed and disposed of.

Funeral Arrangements in Perth

The “ownership” of the plot, known as a Grant of Right of Burial, remains in place for 25 years. After this time the owner loses the right to make changes to the grave or headstone, either by way of adding inscriptions or placing another person in that grave. However, after paying the relevant fee, that Grant of Right of Burial can be purchased for a further 25 years and the tenure begins again. Failure to re-purchase the Grant of Right of Burial doesn’t simply give any stranger the right to purchase it. That land remains sacred to your family and will remain undisturbed.

In Western Australia, the cemeteries are controlled by one of two authorities. Shire-owned cemeteries are controlled by the local council, and they have their own fee structure and rules regarding burials on their sites. The four main metropolitan cemeteries, however, are controlled by the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board (MCB). These cemeteries (Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park, Karrakatta Cemetery, Fremantle Cemetery and Rockingham Regional Memorial Park) have fixed fees attached, and slightly different rules governing them. Your Perth funeral director is aware of the requirements and paperwork required and will guide you through this part of the process.

Assisting You with Complimentary Services

Naturally, there are many other aspects that need to be considered when organising a funeral for your loved one. At Hetherington Funerals, we can assist you with funeral plan management, involving the following complimentary services according to your wishes.

  • Paperwork, Permits & Certificates
  • Selecting a Coffin or Casket
  • Funeral & Death Notices
  • Monument Works at the Cemetery
  • Embalming or Body Prep
  • Viewings
  • Chapel or Church Services
  • Catering
  • Clergy or Celebrant
  • DVD Slideshow
  • Music
  • Professional Video
  • Mourning Coach

Hetherington Funerals

Our funeral directors are dedicated to offering affordable funeral services and the best funeral plans to relieve some of the stress involved in difficult times. If you require any further information on burial services, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us at 1300 554 300 or leave us a message online.