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Our cemetery fees and charges cover the council services for reserving a burial site or organising an ash placement or burial. Payment must be made up front.
What you need to know:
Cost (inc. GST)
Burial plot- Adult
Cost for a standard burial plot. Grave digging not included.
Burial plot - Child
Cost for burial plot for a child (up to 12 years). Grave digging not included.
General grave digging fee – Adult, Port Macquarie Cemetery
Only for those with a prior reservation, new sites not available.
Grave digging fee – Adult, other cemeteries
Fee for all cemeteries excluding Port Macquarie Cemetery.
Grave digging fee – Child up to 12 years
Grave digging surcharge
on non-business days (weekends/after hours)
Price on application
Headstone application fee – single headstone
Does not include purchase or installation of a headstone.
Headstone application fee – double headstone
Wall niche inurnment
Available at Comboyne, Kendall, Laurieton and Wauchope cemeteries. Cost includes a plaque.
Wall niche – Reservation only
Available at Comboyne, Kendall, Laurieton and Wauchope cemeteries. Cost covers reservation of space. Does not include plaque.
Cost to purchase a plaque for a pre-reserved wall niche space.
Family ash placement
By appointment only.
Placement of ashes in an occupied gravesite
Fee is for one placement. Up to 4 lots of ashes can be placed in an occupied gravesite.
Reservation of a new site for ash placement
This fee provides the rights to a burial site for future ash placement.
Cost of removing ashes already placed in one of our cemeteries. Includes packaging.
Transferring burial rights
This fee covers the transferral of the rights of a burial site from one person to another.
This fee applies to requests for our services outside of regular weekday business hours (which are 9am to 3pm, Mon to Fri).
Religious special request surcharge
This fee applies to requests for expediated services, for religious reasons only.
Application for exhumation
Please contact us, price subject to quotation.
Email our Cemeteries Team to book an appointment.
Our team is available to discuss services and fees in more detail, and help you with applications.