Burials 2021-05-18T01:54:11+00:00

We can say without hesitation that you delivered on your commitments in spades. You are not only congratulated but you should take pride in the way every member of your company shows a true commitment to your vision of your company’s goals.  And in our case particularly you Ashton you are the right person in the right job. We have no hesitation is recommending your firm to anyone who is looking for a professional outfit.

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


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Funeral Homes in Perth - Funeral Director in Perth | Hetherington Funerals

Hetherington Funerals is one of the most trusted funeral homes in Perth. As a family-run provider that’s been assisting grieving families since 1999, we can help you plan every detail and take away some of your burden. A burial remains one of the most traditional services we offer.

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, such as 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.

Arranging a funeral in Perth

When you arrange a funeral in Perth that involves a burial, 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.

When you work with experienced funeral homes in Perth, your appointed director will be aware of the requirements and paperwork required and will guide you through this part of the process. So, we can help you avoid any feelings of overwhelm you may be experiencing.

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

Looking for supportive funeral homes in Perth?

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 (08) 9459 2846 or leave us a message online. We’re available to support you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.