A+ A- A

About Council

Learn more about the Hinchinbrook Shire Council

Citizenship Ceremonies

Hinchinbrook Shire Council Citizenship Ceremonies

Events Calendar

A place where you can find and share events that are happening in the Hinchinbrook community.


Fees, Services and Interment

Cemetery Services

Hinchinbrook Shire Council offers the following services for the New Ingham Cemetery, Old Ingham Cemetery and Halifax Cemetery:

  • Reservation of a grave plot
  • Erection of a monument 
  • Interment 
  • Shelter hire 
  • Removal of remains (exhumation)

To request one of the above services, the following process needs be completed:

  1. Download and complete the relevant application form;
    Please note: Interment and exhumation application forms are generally completed by a Funeral Director. Erection of a monument applications are generally completed by the business supplying the monument. 
  2. Return the completed application form to Council and pay the appropriate fee; and
  3. Council will respond to the service request with proposed actions/timeframes within 10 working days.

To request Shelter Hire, please contact Council on 4776 4607


The general process for interment is for the funeral director to contact Council and complete the relevant application form. After the relevant application form is completed and returned, Council will arrange site preparation.

Burials in Religious Denomination Areas

Please note that inground burials in religious denomination areas including Catholic, Anglican, Uniting and Lutheran Divisions require a full concrete slab to be constructed over the plot between 12 and 24 months after interment.

A bond is to be paid upon burial which will be held in trust by Council and refunded once the concrete slab has been constructed over the grave plot. Alternatively, the bond will be used by Council to construct the slab if not completed within the two year time frame.