2023 Cemeteries and Crematoria Association of WA Seminar and AGM  

“We Remember Them”

The 2023 CCAWA Seminar and AGM will be held on the 31st March 2023 at the Joondalup Resort, Country Club Blvd, Connolly.

2023 Program and Registrationclick to download for more information

Keynote Speaker – Sarah Barclay

Sarah Barclay, Mother of three children, and lives in the South – West of WA

Sarah Barclay Founder of The Ivy Barclay Foundation Inc here in Western Australia. Sarah is also Ivy’s Mum. After going through an earth shattering experience on June 27th 2021 when Sarah and her family lost Ivy suddenly, and unexpectedly aged 9, she very quickly learnt that there is next to no support for families going through such tragedy. Unlike long term illness whereby you might gain the opportunity to meet other families and have some support. At the Ivy Barclay Foundation they endeavour to ensure that families are not isolated in an already terribly isolating situation. Care packages, relevant literature as well as fostering and harbouring relationships between families with online support groups. Later, it is hoped we can build a retreat for families to stay and connect with other families as well as explore the idea of looking at grief holistically. It is hoped that families with leave the retreats feeling nourished. Sarah is also a qualified 350 hours Yoga Teacher which she wishes to share this with families as well as breath work and meditation.

At the Ivy Barclay Foundation they wish to de – stigmatise sudden accidental child loss and ensure that nobody is
left out in the dark.


  • Welcome to Country
  • Cremations – What happens prior, during and after
  • Grave & Surround Safety
  • Australian War Graves
  • Plaques & Memorials
  • Importance of Burial & Cremation Registers
  • Sponsor Presentations

Peter MacLean Award 2023

The Peter MacLean Award is presented on an annual basis to ‘any employee of a CCAWA member who has performed above and beyond the call of duty in providing excellence in customer service’. To nominate someone, submit the form below to

Joondalup Resort