This page contains information on shipping cremated remains and human remains from Canada to Australia. These rules are set by the Consulate of Australia and we have provided their contact information below. The cost of a shipment from Canada to Australia is determined by the funeral home fees for handling the arrangements and the fees set by the Australian consulate. Please call or request a quote for exact pricing information.

Shipping Of Cremated Remains To Australia

  • Declaration of Contents from the funeral home
  • Certificate of Cremation from the Crematorium
  • Funeral Director Statement of Death
  • Burial Permit
  • If flying with the cremated remains, an approved urn to go through security or a temporary plastic urn

Shipping Of Human Remains To Australia

Containers required:

  • Hermetically sealed meter liner (either with a glass window or all metal top) inside a family chosen casket or temporary wooden shipping container.

Documentation required:

  • Funeral Director Statement of Death
  • Letter of Embalming from funeral home and Declaration of Contents on company letterhead
  • Burial Permit
  • Coroners’ Out of Province Certificate
  • Health Letter from Alberta Health Services confirming no contagious diseases
  • Name, address, and phone number of consignee

Contact the Consulate of Australia 

Australian Consulate in Vancouver

Suite 2050, 1075 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 3C9    Telephone: 604-694-6160   Fax: 604-684-1856


Australian High Commission in Ottawa

Suite 1301, 50 O'Connor Street,  Ottawa, ON K1P 6L2    Telephone: +1 (613) 236 0841  Fax: 613-786-7621


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