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Fees, Services and Interment

Cemetery Services

Hinchinbrook Shire Council offers the following Cemetery 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: that for interment's and exhumation's the application form is generally completed by a funeral director and the application form for erection of a monument is completed by the business supplying the monument. 
  2. Return the completed application form to Council and pay the appropriate fee
  3. Council will respond to the service request with proposed actions / timeframes within 10 working days

To request Shelter Hire, please contact Council's Local Laws staff by phone 4776 4607 or by email hhealth@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au

Fees and Charges

Detailed in the table below are fees and charges for commonly requested services. To view a full list of the fees and charges involved in Cemetery Services, visit our Fees and Charges page

Service Fee/Charge
Interment - Inground  $555.00
Inground Burials for Adults $1,325.00
Inground Burials for Child under 5 years including stillborn  $965.00
Mausoleum Wall Niche $7,855
Mausoleum Wall Interment $286.50
Single Inground for ashes including interment $730.00
Shelter and Chair Hire  $85.00-$128.00
Application for Erection of Monument  $99.00
Columbarium Wall - Single Niche $265.00
Columbarium Wall - Double Niche $530.00
Bond for cement slab (held in Trust) required for Catholic, Anglican, Uniting and Lutheran Divisions) $800.00


Interment

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.

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