Are You Allowed to Scatter Pet Ashes?

The thought of scattering your beloved pets ashes can be both an emotional and sombre experience. It's not made much easier when it's hard to know whether you are even allowed to scatter their ashes in public. This article will tell you if you’re allowed to scatter their ashes as well as the best way to do so, with a Scattering Tube to honour your furry friend in a meaningful way.

What is a Scattering Tube

A scattering tube is a biodegradable container designed specifically for holding cremated remains. They feature an easy to perforate lid which allows for controlled dispersal of your pets ashes. Scattering tubes come in various sizes and designs, allowing you to choose one that resonates with your pet's personality or a preferred style that you like. At Eternal Urns, we have a wide array of different scattering tubes available for pets of all types and sizes. 

The beauty of a scattering tube lies in its simplicity and functionality. Whether you wish to scatter your pet's ashes at their favourite park, beach, or any other special place that has significance to you, scattering tubes make the process easier and give you peace of mind knowing that the tubes are biodegradable and can be easily disposed of afterwards. But are you actually allowed to scatter your pets ashes at your favourite park?

Can You Scatter Pet Ashes in Australia

In Australia, the laws regarding scattering pet ashes vary depending on the location. Some places may allow it while others may have restrictions or require permits. The best way to find out whether you can scatter your pets ashes is to ask the local council that is in charge of the area where you wish to do so. If your plan is to do so in a public area such as a park or beach, then this would be the best way to do so legally. On private property you own or have permissions from the property owner such as a backyard, no council permission is required and so you can scatter your pet ashes without worry. 

So while it is possible to scatter your pets ashes, you will want to make sure to do so in a respectful and legal way to avoid any hassle for yourself. Once you know the location and have obtained the relevant permissions, the next step would be to get yourself a scattering tube which will allow you to easily transport your pets ashes to the location. Make sure the scattering tube is big enough to hold all of the ashes, that way you will be able to easily take it all with one trip. If you are unsure about how much you have or will receive, ask the veterinarian or crematorium to find out how much you will have. If you are still unsure, opt for the largest size to be on the safe side as the largest scattering tube will comfortably hold most pet ashes. If you do happen to have remaining ash, you can even opt to purchase a pet urn to store the remainder. A scattering tube is the easiest and most ergonomic way to honour your beloved pet.

Honouring your pet's legacy through responsible scattering of their ashes is a beautiful way to pay tribute to the love and companionship they brought into your life. By using a scattering tube, you can scatter your pet’s ashes in a meaningful place of your choice, provided you get the necessary consent from the relevant parties.  As Australia's largest urn and scattering tube store, Eternal Urns has an extensive range of the best quality pet scattering tubes available, so check out our range today if you are in need of one.