Are your cremations performed locally in Bendigo? 

We understand it is important to know where your pet is taken for cremation. All our cremations are performed in our purpose built cremation facility in Eaglehawk, Bendigo. 

I work during the day and wondered if you would be able to come out and collect my pet in the evening?

Absolutely. We understand that losing a pet can happen at any day or time, which is why we are available at all times including weekends and public holidays. Please call us on 03 5446 1180.

I was told by a friend that I have to take my pet to the vet after she passes away, however I would prefer for her to be collected from home.  Are you able to do this for me?

As part of our service, we collect directly from homes.

How long does the actual cremation take?

Depending on the size of the animal, the cremation service will take approximately two hours.

Do you cremate any animal?

Our service provides cremation for any animal under 80kg.

Are ashes returned to my home or local vet?

All ashes are returned to your designated option.

What if I don’t want my pet’s ashes returned?

All ashes will be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.


“The service we received was outstanding! From our first query about price right through to collecting our Jess after she was cremated. Communication was excellent and in a very caring and personalised manner. Chris came to pick Jess up after we had her put to sleep at home. He was extremely respectful and made the whole process easy for us. Nothing was a hassle and everything was exactly as per our wishes. The care that went into the presentation of her ashes and the paperwork etc. was first class. The price is also extremely competetive and reasonable. We would, and do, absolutely recommed Central Vic Pet Cremations to anyone looking for an alternative to burial. Thank you for providing our beautiful girl with the respect and care she deserved xx”


“We lost our beautiful dog Zeke recently and had him cremated. Central Vic Pet Cremations were so compassionate and caring, calling to let us know they had received him from the vet, and keeping in touch regarding his rerurn. Neil was just so lovely. We certainly felt that our Zeke was being treated with respect and with compassion”.


“Thank you for looking after our darling dog when she passed away recently. The caring phone call & attention to detail was greatly appreciated. ‘Molly’ was beautifully presented following cremation. A wonderful local service worthy of recommendation.”


“Neil was absolutely incredible to deal with, he was so friendly and compassionate, he made our loss a bit more bearable. We loved the little note included with our Alfie’s remains as well as the little plant, we thought that was such a lovely gesture! Thank you Neil and Central Victorian Pet Cremations”


“Absolutely amazing service highly recommended such compassion.”


“Chris was absolutely wonderful during a difficult time for our family. Service was quick and very caring and thoughtful. We felt like he truly cared about us and our pet. Thank you.”


“Best experience dealing with these guys, Cannot thank them enough for their kindness and support in losing my best friend. They made the cremation process a fast and easy one, And got my bunny back within a week. Cannot thank them enough”


“Great service, could not recommend this service enough.. Thank you from our family for bringing our girl home..”


“After losing my 23 year old cat Pookie last week I was an absolute mess and I couldn’t bear the thought of burying her. I contacted Chris and Neil and a miserable situation was made so much easier for me to deal with as they both delivered nothing but amazing service and compassion. Neil came and collected my girl from my home and he was so gentle and caring and we had a chat about Pookie and it is obvious that he is an animal lover. He delivered Pookies urn to my home, after hours as I work odd hours, and the presentation, attention to detail and compassion moved me to tears. He even remembered my Sons name from when he came to collect Pookie last week. They have given me a lasting reminder of my much loved pet with exceptional service and it made losing her so much easier to deal with.

I can’t thank you enough Neil and Chris.”


“To use a service like this means you’re in despair. To have someone as kind as Chris guide me the day I lost my little one was immensely helpful. Truly compassionate people who I trusted the minute I spoke to Neil on the phone.
Thank you to both Chris & Neil, what a wonderful service you provided to me through this dark time.”


“Chris was absolutely amazing the whole way through the process. They were so kind and caring and made it such an easy process at such a hard time. The thoughtful gift with our little man brought me to tears. Thank you so much for being so lovely”


“Big thank you to Neil over the last week or so in making a very difficult time a little easier. I am so happy with my choice & the very special little touches & thank you for the compassion & understanding. Would not hesitate to recommend this wonderful service”


“I just wanted to say thank you for everything you did when I lost my beautiful boy… It was nice to know Bazinga was in good hands, I am very grateful”


“Thank you for your kindness and compassion in taking care of our beautiful old lab, Jura. You provide such a wonderful service, I can’t speak highly enough of Central Vic Pet Cremations.”