Memorial services

A commonly chosen setting for a final resting place for ashes is in the waters of our wide blue oceans…

Scattering Of Ashes

As Australians, we all have an affinity with the sea. A commonly chosen setting for a final resting place for ashes is in the waters of our wide blue oceans, and our flotillas can assist in facilitating these final wishes. As part of the proceedings, we will provide you with a record of the exact location of the scattering of ashes, so you will always know, and be able to visit, where your loved one is resting.

Your local Flotilla will be able to facilitate the scattering of ashes, and also answer any questions you may have before the day

Q    How many people can be onboard the vessel for the scattering?
A    Our vessels vary across all Flotillas, so it’s best to check directly with your local Flotilla.

Q    Is there a cost for the service?
A    Every service and location is different, so there is no price placed on facilitating memorials. Your chosen Flotilla would be happy to receive a donation towards ongoing operational costs.

Q    Will a member of Coast Guard say a few words while the ashes are being scattered?
A    Coast Guard has Chaplains in both QLD and VIC, who work in multi denominational settings, and are happy to discuss your individual wishes. Our Chaplains can also arrange Clergy from other faiths if requested.

Memorial Service Enquiry

Contact your nearest flotilla to find out more information about Coast Guard Memorial Services.

Coast Guard Noosa (QF5) Memorial Wall

Coast Guard Noosa recently completed a mile stone with it’s Memorial Wall which is located at the Coast Guard Noosa base at Munna Point, Noosaville.

The Memorial Wall was built as a service to the local community entirely by Coast Guard Noosa volunteers with materials largely donated by local businesses and has now reached the mile stone of 100 memorial plaques or reserved sites sold in it’s first 6 months since being commissioned in June 2015. That is 10% of it’s capacity.

The official Blessing and Dedication of the Memorial Wall took place at 10.00am on Sunday the 14th of June 2015 and was attended by approximately 125 people including Councillor Bob Abbot who with the then Commander John Milland was instrumental in gaining council permission for the wall to be built.

Frequently asked questions regarding the Memorial Wall are:

Q    Do I have to be a Coast Guard member?
A    No, absolutely anyone can have a plaque installed on the wall.

Q    Can I reserve a space on the wall for the future installation of a plaque?
A    Yes.

Q    What is the cost?
A    The cost for either a plaque supplied and affixed to the wall and the reservation of a site on the wall with the plaque to be supplied and affixed at the appropriate time is $1,200.00 inclusive of GST and perpetual maintenance of the plaque and the site.

Q    How do I go about arranging a plaque, reserved space or the scattering of ashes?
A    Telephone Coast Guard Noosa on 5474 3695.

Memorial Wall Locations