This practice is permitted throughout the Shire, however you are requested to ensure that:
- the general public are not impacted or affected by the ashes being scattered (i.e. be mindful of wind direction before scattering of ashes, early or late in the day is recommended)
- ashes are not scattered in the vicinity of bathers or beach users.
If you wish to scatter ashes at beaches not managed by Council, you will need to contact the relevant managing authority to check their requirements.
Council-managed beaches: Main Beach (Byron Bay), South Golden Beach, Belongil, New Brighton, Brunswick Heads, Main Beach Cape Byron
Trust-managed beaches: Broken Head, The Pass, Tallows Beach, Wategos, Clarkes Beach, Cape Byron. Contact 02 6639 8300 Email contact email@example.com
Scattering ashes at sea requests can be directed to surf clubs or, if required to be further out to sea, the Roads and Maritime Service. For more information about this call 13 12 36.