Funeral Shipping to Australia

Transfer of deceased & urns to Australia. Funeral & Urn Shipping Services to Australia

Who are we ? & what do we do?

AIM Bestattung & worldwide transfers is a funeral and repatriation company that has been in existence since 2010  and specializes in the repatriation of bodies and urns to Australia and all countries of the world. Thanks to our good contacts with embassies abroad, we are also able to repatriate deceased persons abroad back to Germany. We work very successfully with over 2900 companies worldwide. We offer you complete support and processing in the event of a death that subsequently needs to be transferred to Australia.

Our know-how and years of experience in the field of body and urn repatriation to Australia, you will feel very safe and well advised in our hands.

How to hire us?

You can commission us conveniently online by simply printing out our order form, filling it in and emailing it to us at

You can also easily take a photo of the order form with your smartphone and send it to us as a smart and convenient image file via WhatsApp.

What documents are required for the transfer of a deceased person or urn to Australia?

The following documents are required for the repatriation of a deceased person or urn to Australia


  • Copy of the deceased's identity card or passport

  • Data (name, telephone number, address and email) of the recipient in Australia, or the data of the accompanying person


All other documents, e.g. birth certificate for single persons, marriage certificate for married persons, death certificate of the spouse for widowed persons, etc., are only required for the final death certificate from the registry office, but can easily be submitted to the relevant registry office after the transfer of the deceased.

If documents are missing, a provisional death certificate is issued by the registry office, which can be used to transfer the body or urn to Australia without any problems.


What does it cost to transport a body or urn to Australia?

The complete cost of repatriating a body or urn to Australia varies and depends on the following factors.

  • place of death (travel costs)

  • Airline freight costs (depending on the weight of the deceased)

  • Fees incurred at the hospital, registry office, cemetery, coroner's office, etc.

Currently, due to the pandemic, the complete costs, taking into account the increased fees and IATA rates of the airlines for deceased persons in a coffin, are 5900 - 13000 euros. The cost of a cremation with subsequent urn transfer by plane to Australia costs 7300 - 8900 euros. For an urn transfer only, where all the necessary documents are sent to us by a mortician's colleague or crematorium by urn mail, the cost is between 1300 - 1800 euros 


What services and fees are included in the cost of a coffin transfer (deceased) to Australia?

  • Mortem examination fee from the doctor or hospital

  • Collection of the deceased from the place of death and subsequent transfer to us.

  • Basic hygiene care for the deceased

  • Performing the necessary preservation or embalming with formalin, including optical preparation (thanatopraxy)

  • We carry out basic hygiene care, dressing (including own clothing if desired), legal coffining.

  • Legal transfer coffin with zinc insert, which is sealed airtight. Incl. pillow and blanket

  • Administration fees and booking of the flight to Australia


  • Issue of an international death certificate from the relevant registry office


  •  Mortuary passport from the public order office


  • The submission of the German funeral documents to the Australian consulate / embassy.


  • Completion of all necessary formalities and travel to authorities


  • Special transfer coffin with zinc inlay 


  • Packing of the coffin with stretch film according to Intern. Regulations


  • The transfer to the airport


  • Processing at the airport with the customs authority, forwarding agent and handling partner of the airline (release, X-ray, weighing, foiling and proper label attachment)
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  • The freight costs of the forwarding agent for transportation to the destination airport in Australia (up to a body weight of approx. 80 kg) with an airline of our choice. We will also be happy to recommend a suitable funeral director in Australia.</p

    Please note that due to our years of experience in the field of body and urn repatriations to Australia, we offer complete flat rates, which are based on experience and the expected costs and fees.

    Our fixed price is not reduced if individual services are not used.</p


If you require additional services or services that differ from our offer, this is possible at any time without any problems for an additional charge.

What is the procedure?

  1. Fill out our order form and send it to us with the required documents and information by email.

  2. Wait until we have completed all the necessary documents and all other activities and we will get back to you.

  3. You will receive all important documents and information such as AWB consignment note, flight data, photos etc.

  4. The deceased is duly delivered to the airport and handed over to the forwarding company



To which airports do we transfer the deceased in Australia?

Every international airport is able to accept bodies or urns and can therefore be approached.

In Australia, for example, the following airports are available

  • Airport Sydney - IATA code - SYD. ...
  • Airport Melbourne - IATA code - MEL. ..
  • Airport Brisbane - IATA code - BNE. ...
  • Airport Perth - IATA code - PER. ...
  • Airport Adelaide - IATA code - ADL. ...
  • Airport Gold Coast - IATA code - OOL. ...
  • Airport Cairns - IATA code - CNS. ...
  • Airport Canberra - IATA code - CBR

How long does it take for the deceased or urn/ash to arrive in Australia?

As a rule, a smooth transfer of a body in a coffin or urn (ashes) to Australia takes between 3-7 working days.


What are the costs of repatriation from Australia to Germany?


If a death occurs in Australia, we are able to work with our local partners to repatriate the deceased back to Germany. This is often associated with very high costs, so it always makes sense to take out travel health insurance.

The total costs are made up of the costs of the funeral director in Australia, any outstanding treatment costs from the hospital in Australia, and our services to the desired airport or cemetery.


Will I always be kept up to date with the current status of processing?

Yes, we always manage the transfer of the deceased to Australia in close consultation with you so that you are always kept up to date. If you do not want this, please let us know in good time.


We are at your disposal at all times and are at your side as an experienced, reliable and competent partner in the event of a body or urn transfer to Australia.

Your experienced professional and partner in the following areas and regions:

Germany: Amberg, Augsburg, Munich, Ingolstadt, Regensburg, Aachen, Ravensburg, Landshut, Passau, Garmisch Patenkirchen, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Frankfurt am Main, Heidelberg, Heidenheim an der Brenz, Hausham, Vaterstetten, Hof, Bayreuth, Deggendorf, Dingolfing, Friedrichshafen, Lindau, Constance, Kassel, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe, Mainz, Mannheim, Wiesbaden, Roth, Bad Tölz, Starnberg, Penzberg, Dortmund, Siegen, Cologne, Duisburg, Bremen, Bonn, Neuwied, Düsseldorf, Berlin, Hanover, Salzgitter, Hamburg, Kiel, 

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