To help you make a decision about the cremation services best suited to your needs, please refer to the descriptions below of cremation services available from RPCV. The Customer Care Team would be pleased to help you at the time of booking if you need further assistance.
DOU: Delivery Only – Unaccompanied
The funeral director to deliver directly to the crematorium via the middle internal road from the gate entrance off Victoria Street nearest Major Trailers. No family in attendance.
DOC: Delivery Only – Committal
The family and other mourners may attend a committal service in the Elaine McNamara Chapel for up to half an hour maximum, with the use of all facilities.
DOP-C: Delivery Only – Funeral Procession/COMMITTAL
The family and other mourners may form a procession from a chosen point along Jack Taylor Drive, following the hearse to the front of the chapel. A transfer trolley or pall bearers will convey the deceased into the chapel. A committal service in the Elaine McNamara Chapel for up to half an hour maximum may be held, with the use of all facilities.
DOF: Delivery Only – Family Farewell (No use of Elaine McNamara Chapel)
The immediate family may accompany the delivery via Jack Taylor Drive. A transfer trolley will convey the deceased through the foyer doors and the doors closed.
DOP-F: Delivery Only – Funeral Procession/FAREWELL (No use of Elaine McNamara Chapel)
The family and other mourners may form a procession from a chosen point along Jack Taylor Drive, following the hearse to the front of the chapel. A transfer trolley will convey the deceased through the foyer doors, and the doors closed.
P/Up: Pick Up
RPCV provide a pick-up service for transfer from the funeral director’s premises to the Bendigo Crematorium, at agreed scheduled pick up time.
SERV: Full Service
Mourners attend a service in the Elaine McNamara Chapel, for up to one hour maximum, with the use of all facilities. The Elaine McNamara Chapel can hold up to 250* seating capacity, plus standing room.
* Please note: Maximum capacity may not be possible with COVID-19 restrictions in place
The reception room is available for after service refreshments for up to 130 people.
- Please note that no alcohol is permitted on any RPCV sites.
- Function Centre Only Hire (refer to fee schedule) – specific booking times apply in 1-hour blocks
All functions must be self-catered.
For all chapel services please advise the Customer Care Team the following requirements: –
- Use of catafalque – yes / no? Back load or front load?
- Do you require an RPCV staff member to assist with audio / visual – yes / no?
- Would you like the service recorded – yes / no?
- Would you like the service live streamed – yes / no?
- Use of RPCV transfer trolley – yes / no
Collecting cremated remains
Following the cremation, the ashes are usually available for collection within 2 business days. Please contact our customer care team to make a collection appointment prior to visiting the office. If you need to collect the ashes earlier please contact the customer care team who will do our best to accommodate your needs.