Cast bronze memorial plaques are a lasting and highly personalised way to commemorate your loved one. Available in a range of sizes, styles, and finishes, they incorporate your chosen wording along with emblems or design elements that represent something meaningful for the family and for future generations.
Bronze plaques are most often placed at cremation memorials, lawn graves, mausoleum crypts, memorial seats, or in areas where cremated remains have been scattered. Some of our sites have limitations on sizes but not all. One of our Customer Care Consultants will be able to guide you through the options depending on the cemetery you have chosen.
Plaques can also be placed as memorials to provide a special place for families whose loved ones were buried elsewhere, or whose ashes were scattered elsewhere, providing a place to visit and reflect.
How to order a memorial plaque
Plaques are usually arranged after the burial or the interment of cremated remains once the family is ready to take the next steps.
Come in and see one of our Customer Care Consultants who will be able to assist you with this process. You can make an appointment and one of our consultants will sit down with you at our sales office located at the Eaglehawk Cemetery and guide you through the entire process. During the appointment, your Customer Care Consultant will provide you with expert guidance on the placement of your preferred wording, design elements and specific features of your memorial plaque. You will be able to view examples of different kinds of plaques, colour, emblems, typescript, and layout of your memorial.
At your appointment we will provide you a proof of the proposed plaque, and a written quote outlining the costs involved for your approval.
Please contact us to make an appointment or enquire about arranging a memorial plaque.
If you are making arrangements from interstate or overseas or would simply prefer to complete the process without coming into our sales office you can book an appointment to be completed over the phone and/or email, or via a Microsoft Teams meeting.
Please note: only the authorised holder of a right of interment can approve, make changes to, or remove a memorial plaque for a particular grave or memorial. If you are not the holder of the right of interment, we will need their authorisation to proceed.
Preparing for your appointment
1. Talk to family and friends
Before attending your appointment, talk to your family and friends about what kind of wording and design might best honour the life of your loved one. Not everyone will always agree but starting these conversations can help you decide what you would like to do.
2. Do some research
There is no greater archive of bronze memorial plaques than at your local cemetery. Visit a cemetery, particularly an area set aside for bronze memorial plaques, and have a look at the different styles and inscriptions available.
Some people like to record the name, date of birth, date of death, and a small dedication. Other like to include a meaningful quote, a cameo photo, or even the emblem of a football club. This is a very personal decision, and there are many options available.
3. Decide on your wording
Once you have talked to your family and friends and done some research, it can be a useful exercise to write down some draft wording. We are here to provide guidance, and we always check spelling and grammar for you, but it can be very rewarding to have something written down by the time of your appointment.
4. Ask questions
Please ask as many questions as you like at your appointment.
There are many, many options available for your bronze plaque and if you have something special in mind, it cannot hurt to ask. Please be aware that the use of some emblems, for example Australian Defence Force emblems or trademarked logos, may require special permissions.
5. Provide a translation (if applicable)
If your chosen inscription is in a language other than English, please make sure you bring along an English translation to your appointment so we can make sure we get the wording just right.