A repatriation is where a deceased person is moved from one state – or one country – to another so that final rites can be performed there.
When a loved one passes away overseas, sometimes the best place for their funeral service to take place is here in Australia. Or it could be that when someone passes away here, you may wish to return your loved one to their place of birth for their funeral.
A repatriation can involve quite a lot of paperwork and logistical challenges, your funeral director should help you with these.
When arranging a repatriation and funeral, it is important to select a reliable funeral director you know you can trust. Our staff here at Somerville Funerals have extensive experience with repatriations and work closely with a wide network of funeral directors, both interstate and internationally.
We will liaise with the various state and federal government departments as well as international and domestic consular representatives on behalf of the family. Additionally, Somerville Funerals is part of the InvoCare family of funeral homes, meaning that we have trusted partner brands all across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.