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Interstate / International Repatriation

As a large number of people travel interstate or overseas, it is quite possible that the death of a loved one may occur away from home. If this happens, Serenity Funeral Services should be notified immediately so that arrangements can be made to transport the deceased home, and attend to any statutory or customs requirements.

You will not have to contact any interstate or overseas funeral director; we will do that for you.

What is Repatriation?

Repatriation is the act of restoring a person to his or her native land. In this context, it means taking home the body or human remains of someone who has died in a foreign land; a land that is not of his birth or that of his ancestors. There may be a personal desire to be buried in the native country that person was born in. Alternatively, the family may feel that the person’s soul may not be at peace if the body was buried anywhere but their homeland.

You should state your desires to be repatriated in your will. It may be your wish to be buried in the land of your birth, perhaps a family grave or a church cemetery where members of the family or clan have always been buried. It is always wise to discuss your wishes with family and close friends so that they are prepared to see to your final wishes.

Serenity Funeral Services offer a complete worldwide repatriation service. From the transportation of the deceased, the embalming, the provision of a suitable casket for air transport, the legal documentation for foreign shipment and the messenger to the Consulate’s Office and the air transportation to the deceased’s country of origin.


If you would like to know more about our repatriation services or to speak with our funeral directors, please call our toll-free number at 1800 055 311.
We are available 24 hours a day.