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Dust to Dust

DUST TO DUST.. DUST TO DUST..

People who love the outback and the desert can now choose a beautiful and peaceful remote area as their final resting place thanks to our unique service.

"Dust to Dust" enables nature-lovers to have their ashes scattered in the Australian outback or in a remote desert area at a special, highly personalised private ceremony.

Global Gypsies has been running tours into the Australian outback for over two decades. During that time, we have performed several ash-scattering services in tranquil and picturesque locations as a favour to friends and clients. We have also received numerous requests for this unusual service and we are pleased to also be able to offer it to a wider audience.

One of Australia's most respected outback guides, Global Gypsies' Director and former Tour Guide of the Year, Jeremy Perks, will conduct the ceremony. He will ensure the service is undertaken with dignity, respect and sensitivity for any individual requests. The ceremony can be extremely simple, or it can include special music or wording and be photographed or videod for relatives if desired. (Live-streaming is also possible in areas which have wifi reception, but please be aware that this is not available in most outback locations).

"Dust to Dust" is a dignified, caring way to provide peace of mind to people who genuinely love nature and the Australian bush. The service has particular appeal to people who have fond memories of time spent in the desert, or to those who always wanted to explore the outback but never had the opportunity to do so. It is a beautiful way to travel forever in the peaceful tranquility of this ancient, timeless land.

DUST TO DUST.. DUST TO DUST..

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I arrange for a "Dust to Dust" service?
The service can be requested in a will and everything can be arranged with us in advance. Or the service can be requested by executors or surviving relatives who have the option of leaving all the arrangements to us, or of joining a scheduled or private safari so they can participate in the ash-scattering ceremony themselves.

Is there a choice of location?
Global Gypsies will recommend appropriate scenic and picturesque outback or desert locations and will arrange for any necessary permits. There are certain places where we are not allowed to scatter ashes and we would be happy to discuss the available options with you.

Is the service available year-round?
We visit different areas of the outback several times a year and would arrange your service to coincide with our schedule and to meet your particular geographic request.

Who conducts the service?
Jeremy One of Australia's most respected outback guides, Global Gypsies' Director and former Tour Guide of the Year, Jeremy Perks, will conduct the ceremony. Jeremy is a caring person with great inner strength, character and integrity. He will ensure the service is highly personalised, tailored to your specific requirements, and is undertaken with dignity, respect and sensitivity.

Says Jeremy, "So many people who live in the city have an affinity and a deep connection with the desert and the outback and would like to make it their final resting place. However, it can be extremely difficult to arrange for someone to scatter your ashes there. We visit some of the most beautiful and remote places in Australia several times a year and would feel privileged to fulfill this last wish for people who love the outback and the desert as much as we do."

Who writes the service?
We can write the service for you (our General Manager is an experienced journalist), or you can write your own special service. You may also wish to provide music which we can play during the ceremony.

Can I have a marker or gravestone?
Our company motto is to tread lightly on the land so unfortunately we are not able to mark any specific areas. However, we can advise you of the grid reference by using our geographical positioning system (GPS). We would also be happy to make a film or photographic record of your special ceremony on request.

How do the ashes get to Global Gypsies?
We have made special arrangements with a reputable courier company to transport ashes to us from anywhere in Australia by air express and with special care. We would be happy to discuss these arrangements with you in more detail. We are happy to fulfill requests from international clients, too, but you will need to contact your own embassy as well as the Australian embassy to determine the requirements and legalities of exporting/importing ashes from overseas to our office in Perth.

What happens to the urn once the ashes have been scattered?
Because we tread lightly on the land, we cannot bury urns in the outback. We can return the empty urn to you if you wish, or make any other arrangements you desire.

How much does the service cost?
Prices range from $750 - $1500 depending on the type of ceremony you require. Please ask us for a personalised quotation.

For more information please phone us on 08 9341 6727 or email us by clicking here


     
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GLOBAL GYPSIES PTY. LTD.
P.O. Box 123 • Scarborough (Perth)
Western Australia, 6922 • Australia
Tel: (Within Australia) 08 9341 6727
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