Repatriations 2019-07-29T09:09:33+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.



Repatriations briefly explained…

Unfortunately, there are times when visitors from overseas pass away while in Australia. Conversely, Australians can also pass away whilst being overseas. When these scenarios arise, a funeral home can be engaged to coordinate a repatriation, or transportation of the deceased either to Australia or away from Australia. This process is managed by your funeral director, who will complete the application on the administrators behalf and obtain the necessary paperwork to allow the repatriation to proceed without delay. The specific requirements differ from one country to the next, and so the time frame for a repatriation to occur can vary from a few days to a few weeks. However, you can be confident that we at Hetherington Funerals are committed to an efficient and caring restoration of your loved one to the required destination.