Cremation is the process of exposing a deceased body to flame and heat, reducing the body to ash. This is done in furnaces specifically designed and built for this purpose and the process can take several hours. The building where this takes place is called a crematorium (or sometimes crematory).
The Ballarat crematorium is located at the Ballarat new cemetery where FW Barnes do most of our cremations. The entry for the Ballarat crematorium is off Doveton Street North.
Cremation is becoming more popular as an option compared with burial and there are many options of what you can do with the ashes after the cremation. Cremation is a more affordable option than burial and is one reason for the surge in popularity. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about cremations in Ballarat contact us for information at F.W Barnes Ballarat.