Where is an appropriate place to hold a funeral?

March 19, 2018 4:31 pm

The trend towards more personalised funeral services is creating headaches for local councils.

In Australia, funerals recently have been held on football ovals, beaches, parks and near rivers as mourners move away from traditional services.

In Victoria, the Mount Alexander Shire has received complaints about funerals in public parks, including one that was held close to a walking track at a public garden.

Mayor Bronwen Machin said death was a complicated issue, and “even though we should all be really comfortable with it, quite frankly not all of us are”.

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