Repatriation Services 2020-02-23T23:17:08+00:00

Thank you for supporting the family through the preparation phase of Mum’s funeral and at the service itself. We were very pleased with the dignity of the arrangements and the staff assisting were most helpful. Please accept our sincere thanks.


Just a short note to thank you sincerely for the excellent funeral service you were able to conduct for my mother. The team was very professional and caring, and the day was relatively stress free, thanks to your efforts. Thanks again for a job well done.


Repatriation Services

When a loved one passes away from home, repatriation is required to transport the deceased to the funeral home where burial or cremation will take place. Hetherington Funerals can coordinate interstate, regional and local transfers, as well as international transfers if required.

Domestic Repatriation

Hetherington Funerals provides local, regional and interstate repatriation services and has the administrative and logistical capacity to ensure all transfers are completed professionally, efficiently and within the agreed timeframe. We understand just how difficult the death of a loved one is, especially when the situation takes place away from home and additional preparations need to be made.

International Repatriation

There are times when Australians pass away while overseas or overseas visitors pass away in Australia. In such distressing scenarios, Hetherington Funerals can plan and coordinate the repatriation of a deceased loved one, either from overseas to Australia or from Australia to overseas. Our caring funeral directors coordinate repatriations to and from Australia and will complete the application and manage all paperwork to ensure a seamless repatriation that provides peace of mind.

Meeting International Repatriation Requirements

Be aware that as repatriation requirements differ from country to country, repatriation time frames vary accordingly. In some cases, the repatriation process may take just a few days, in others it could take several weeks. It’s also important to note that transporting a loved one in or out of Australia falls under the Biosecurity Act 2015. Certain requirements, including official documentation, may also need to be met with the country to or from which the deceased will be transported, professional help is advisable to ensure a smooth repatriation.

Ashes Repatriation

There are legal requirements to meet when posting of ashes in or out of Australia. If you need to repatriate the ashes of a loved one, Hetherington Funerals can assist you in repatriating ashes domestically within Australia and overseas. Along with liaising with transport service providers and providing advice on suitable urns, we’ll also manage all administrative paperwork (including the cremation certificate and statutory declaration) on your behalf.

With highly-trained professionals at Hetherington Funerals coordinating the repatriation of your loved one, you can rest assured that we’ll do everything we can to provide you with the most reliable repatriation and transfer service in Perth. Contact Hetherington Funerals for further information on 08 6147 5008.

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 in organising all or some of 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