RPCV provide cremation services across central Victoria from our crematorium located on site at the Eaglehawk Remembrance Park.
Every person deserves individual care in their final journey and our team at RPCV offer a range of services and care that ensures everyone has the opportunity to say goodbye in a respectful and trustful manner, thereby providing peace of mind.
For further information regarding cremations please view our cremations fact sheet here.
Is cremation the right choice?
In Victoria, cremation services are provided by cemetery trusts which operate strictly regulated crematoria. Our crematorium facilities and chapel are located at our Eaglehawk Cemetery.
Following a cremation, families may choose to honour their loved ones by memorialising their ashes at a cemetery or memorial park. The most common types of memorials involve the placement of ashes in a garden bed or memorial wall and the placement of a bronze plaque.
A wide range of memorial options are available, and—with the correct permission—ashes can also be interred in the grave of a loved one.
Alternatively, a family or loved one may request that the cemetery trust scatter the ashes on the cemetery’s grounds where the cremation occurred or at another of our cemeteries or memorial parks.
Families may also wish to collect the ashes and keep them at home in an urn or scatter them in a meaningful place.
Who can collect the cremated remains?
Only the person who signed the cremation paperwork can collect the ashes. To see who the authorised person is, check the Application for Cremation Authorisation paperwork.
If you have nominated to collect the ashes but would like to give permission for another person to collect on your behalf, you will need to provide a completed:
Authority to collect Cremated Remains on behalf of Applicant form
The authorised person(s) is required to provide photo identification when collecting the cremated remains. A copy will be kept by RPCV for record purposes.