Services provided at Council cemeteries

Your funeral director can make all the necessary arrangements with our cemetery staff to use a new interment site, or to re-use an existing site.  Once an application has been received from the funeral director, we will issue an interment permit. We keep a record of the site number, name of deceased, age of deceased etc.  Our cemetery grounds persons arrange for the digging of the grave and where possible, for facilities to be available at the funeral service such as a grave lowering device, temporary shelter, chairs etc.  Your funeral director can organise a celebrant or other religious services.  We do not operate a cremation service. Please speak to your funeral director or a crematorium. 

If you wish to find out if another interment can take place in an existing grave, please speak to your funeral director or contact us.

Memorials 

We have a wide range of plaques available for purchase and are happy to provide a quotation for the supply and installation of a memorial plaque. As memorial choices are endless, please contact us so we can assist with your options. Alternatively, you may make your own arrangements with a stone mason. Should you chose this option, a permit is required together with lodgement of the relevant fee.

While we endeavour to maintain the cemeteries to the highest possible standards, families are responsible for repairs to headstones/plaques resulting from wear and tear over time. If you would like to put a new plaque, headstone or monument on an old grave, an application and relevant fee is required to be lodged with us by the legal representative.

A PDF version listing memorial plaque designs and an associated price list can be found in 'Related documents'.

Maintenance of grounds

We are responsible for maintaining the actual cemetery grounds at council owned cemeteries.  This covers the mowing of the cemetery and sunken graves.

To report any issues please contact us with the following information: cemetery name, plot number and details of the grave.

Related documents

Cemetery Conditions Letter (PDF)

Cemetery - Memorial plaque designs & price list

Cemetery - Supply of a memorial plaque application form

Cemetery - Interment and use of allotment application form

Cemetery - Exhumation of a body or cremated ashes application form

Cemetery - Transfer the allocation of an interment allotment application form

Cemetery - Permit for memorial works or to modify an existing memorial application form

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