Embalming of the person who has died in Australia is more a specific requirement due to circumstances, rather than a part of the usual process.
The following circumstances govern the necessity for the embalming and preservation of the deceased:
* Air travel within Australia and overseas.
* Where a significant amount of time will elapse before the funeral.
* Where a family elects, because of cultural or religious beliefs, to have their loved one at home for more than one day.
* In most cases, normal refrigeration, which is provided by most well established Funeral Homes, takes care of any problems.