The city of Newcastle, located on the Hunter River 100 miles north of Sydney, is the second highest populated area in New South Wales. It is a thriving economic hub and the largest coal exporting harbour in the world. The population of the city is estimated to be over 150,000, with several funeral directors in Newcastle offering funeral arranging services to the recently bereaved.
Like other major Australian cities, Newcastle has a sizeable number of residents who were born overseas. Nationalities and cultures include English, New Zealand, American, Chinese, Indian and Irish, to name but a few. The highest proportion of citizens identify their faith as Christianity (with roughly a fifth of the population being Catholic, and one in five Anglican), but there are also many Muslims and Buddhists living within the city. This means that funeral directors in Newcastle may have experience catering to different religious and cultural funeral traditions.
Almost a third of Newcastle residents identified as having no religion, so funeral directors in Newcastle should also have some experience in providing secular or Humanist funeral services.
The City of Newcastle Council operates three cemeteries, Wallsend, Stockton and Minmi, offering peaceful surroundings and cost-effective memorials. Sandgate Cemetery, located to the north of the city near Hunter Wetlands National Park, was opened in 1881 and continues to offer burial and cremation memorial options. To the southwest of the city you will find Lake Macquarie Memorial Park. This memorial park offers a Natural Memorial Reserve, dedicated to green burials, and the Lullaby Garden, reserved for children’s burials and cremation memorials.
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