Choosing the right place to scatter ashes is important and shouldn't be rushed into. Scattering ashes in your yard may seem like a good idea, but circumstances change. You could move out and have no or limited access to any memorial you've built.
Laws and regulations vary from state to state, but in Queensland, you may scatter ashes on land or water without requiring a permit. However, if you plan to scatter ashes on privately held land—and you are not the owner—we recommend you get written permission to do so.