Green Funeral Services

Featuring Water Cremation, by Aquamation®

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Aquamation® is the better, greener alternative for the body and our planet.

Why choose Aquamation®?

No direct emissions

Fire cremations burn fossil fuels, which create significant pollution and can emit harmful substances like carbon monoxide, particulates (PM10 and PM2.5), and heavy metals, including mercury, lead, and cadmium. Aquamation® uses only water, heat, and a small amount of an alkaline solution powered by electricity, with no direct emissions, making it the most eco-friendly funerals.

Less energy use

Aquamation® uses less than 10% of the energy of a traditional fire cremation, which significantly reduces emissions, and is more efficient compared to a gas, LPG, or diesel-fired cremation. When coupled with electricity from a renewable source, the Aquamation® process can almost be entirely carbon-neutral.

Fewer procedures

Unlike flame cremation, the delicate nature of the Aquamation® process does not remove medical devices such as pacemakers, implants, or jewellery from the body before the process through invasive mortuary procedures. These can be gathered once the process is complete - maintaining dignity and respect for the body after death.

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A Caring, Green and Ethical Alternative

Environmentally Friendly Cremations is a specialist funeral director that provides Water Cremation, by Aquamation®. We are the leading provider of Water Cremation in Australia. 

Environmentally Friendly Cremations is also a small, family business that is sensitive to our clients, not an impersonal large corporation.

Our services available include Direct Water Cremation (no funeral service) or Water Cremation with a full Green funeral service. Please see below for the prices of our quality and caring services.

Water Cremation is the caring and ethical alternative to both traditional fire cremation and burial. Water Cremation, by Aquamation® is an exciting Green technology and was a 2015 Finalist in the prestigious Australian Technology Competition.

Fire Cremation and Burial - A Climate Catastrophe


Please consider the following serious environmental harms relating to fire cremation and conventional burial:

  • Fire cremation requires very high temperatures and generates approximately 400 kilograms of carbon emissions from each cremation.
  • A fire cremation emits about the same amount of CO2 as driving a car from Melbourne to Perth, totalling about 40 million kilograms of carbon per year. 
  • Fire cremation is a major contributor to climate change.
  • A burial does have a lower initial carbon footprint than a fire cremation. However, with the making of the headstone and the mowing and watering of the grave site over many years, a burial totals a greater level of emissions than a fire cremation. 


Water Cremation operates at a much lower temperature than fire cremation and produces less than 10% of the carbon emissions. A Water Cremation also produces much fewer carbon emissions than a standard burial.

Fire Cremation Causes Toxic Pollution

Fire cremation releases chemicals into the atmosphere, including carbon monoxide, fine soot, sulphur dioxide, heavy metals, and mercury emissions from dental fillings, which are particularly concerning. 

The toxic mercury emissions have been proven to cause serious health problems for the people living near the crematoriums. These health problems include Cancer, Autism and Stillbirth. 

Water Cremation does not create toxic mercury emissions or any other type of pollution and is better for the health of nearby communities.

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Water Cremation was Chosen by a Legendary Nobel Laureate and Activist

ARCHBISHOP EMERITUS DESMOND TUTU — the anti-Apartheid leader, Nobel Laureate, and Anglican Archbishop Emeritus who called climate change “one of the greatest moral challenges of our time” requested Aquamation® or Water Cremation, as an eco-friendly final disposition for his body.

The choice by Archbishop Desmond Tutu is raising awareness of the possibilities of Water Cremation, and a way for the funeral industry to play its part in reducing emissions.

‘Traditional’ practices like embalming and cremation have been the standard for the last couple of centuries, and have serious consequences for contributing to global warming.

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It may be of interest to our customers that our business is mentioned in this ABC News Australia article discussing Archibishop Desmond Tutu’s request for a Water Cremation in South Africa. The article also provides additional background about the Water Cremation.

Aquamation® is the environmentally sustainable alternative to traditional fire cremation or burial.


Frequently Asked Questions​

Water Cremation uses a process that is scientifically known as Alkaline Hydrolysis. During a Water Cremation, the deceased is carefully placed inside a stainless steel Water Cremation unit. This unit is then filled with water and an alkaline solution and is heated.

Following a Water Cremation, the loved one’s remains are returned to the family in an urn in the form of ‘Ashes’.

Water Cremation, by Aquamation®, is a proudly Australian innovation and has become very sought after in the United States and Canada for its environmental benefits.

Yes. Water Cremation, by Aquamation®, was a 2015 finalist in the prestigious Australian Technologies Competition.