At North East Memorials we understand that this is an emotional and stressful time, so we have developed this guide to help you through the process of creating a memorial for your loved one.
Don’t be pressured into choosing a particular stonemason or memorial design. We are here to guide you through the process and ensure you have a memorial that you and your family can be proud to visit for many years to come.
We service all cemeteries in Victoria and Southern NSW, just ask.
Initial Consultation & Appointment
We offer onsite & home appointments available only. We can also organise and do all correspondence via email and phone as we understand it is sometimes hard to fit in appointments or you may not live locally.
Make an Appointment
To make an appointment, please call Damien on 0423 836 455. Please find the attached form in which can be filled out brought along to your appointment. Alternatively, this form can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can make your memorial to any style you choose, however we also have a range of simple and traditional memorials which can be a good starting point.
Some cemeteries have specific specifications, so we require the details of the location and cemetery to be able to give you the best service when designing and quoting a memorial.
Choosing a Stone Colour
We have a display of natural stone colours in our workshop for your viewing. Another great way to choose stone is to take a walk at your chosen cemetery and photograph memorials you like. This is a great starting point for quoting purposes. We also have our colours on display in the website gallery.
There is no right or wrong way to do an inscription. We believe that you need to put the wording on the headstone in which means most to you. Again, a walk through the cemetery will help you see different ways to do your inscription. We also have samples in store.
As most stone is made to order, we recommend choosing a stone colour first as there is plenty of time in between to finalise your inscription.
Memorial Photo Ceramics
We do all our art in house and we are able to edit photos for you. Please understand that with your photos, we cannot improve the actual quality of the image. We can do many types of editing including background removal, increase brightness and basic touch-ups. We recommend that you choose a photo that is of good quality & resolution (300dpi JPG).
It is preferable if you can supply your photo digitally, otherwise we can scan your hard copy in store. The photos are printed onto a high-quality ceramic porcelain and then heat treated. These are very good quality and made to last.
Application to Erect or Alter a Memorial
A form developed by the CCAV (Cemeteries & Crematoria Association of Victoria) will need to be filled out by the monumental mason and the holder of right of internment.
This form is then sent to the cemetery trust with all the details of your memorial and a work permit fee.
You can download the form from CCAV website, otherwise we will supply this to you in store.
Cemeteries are generally run by either a cemetery trust or your local council. Your local trust or council should be able to provide you with details of the holder of right of internment if you are unsure about this. Most cemeteries will charge us a work permit fee per job we do in the cemetery.
This fee will be included on your quote. Cemetery fees are Non-GST applicable and vary in all cemeteries.
Holder of Right of Internment
Most of the time, the family member who has completed all the paperwork for the cemetery burial, is the holder of right of internment.
When a right of interment is purchased, the cemetery trust records who holds the right of interment. The holder of the right of interment is the purchaser or a person/s nominated by the purchaser. It is possible for more than one person to be the holder of a single right of interment.
At the time of purchase, the holder of the right of interment is issued with a document (for example a right of interment permit) which identifies the location of the place of interment within the cemetery.
Cemetery trusts are also expected to provide documentation that explains any relevant conditions relating to exercising that right of interment.
The Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2003 gives the holder of the right of interment:
The right to authorise the interment of human remains in the place of interment.
The right to decide if a monument or memorial may be erected on the site.
The obligation to maintain the monument if any is erected on the site.
The right to object to or endorse an application to exhume remains from the site.
The right to transfer or bequeath the right of interment to another party.
As stone is made to order, please allow 10-12 weeks for stone memorials. Bronze Plaques up to 6 weeks. As we keep some stone in stock, timeframes for this are less. We always do our best to complete your memorial as soon as we can.