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Shire Cemeteries

Bega Valley Shire Council manages fourteen cemeteries.  The cemeteries offer numerous options for remembering your loved ones including conventional cemeteries, lawn cemeteries and memorial gardens.

We work closely with funeral homes to ensure you are not burdened with too much to think of at this difficult time.

Legal guide to funeral costs
Information from the State Library of NSW regarding funeral costs including financial assistance options that are available for funerals.

Fees and Charges

Policies and Procedures

Cemeteries Advisory Committee

Family history research
If you are looking to research your family history and need to search the cemetery records for burials within the Bega Valley Shire, please use our Family history research form

Plot reservations and enquiries
Bega Valley Shire Council offers reservation services so you can purchase a Perpetual Interment Right (formerly known as a Burial Licence) for your chosen place of rest.  For information regarding reservations and burial options please contact Council’s Cemetery and Hall Officer by phoning 6499 2222 or email cemeteries@begavalley.nsw.gov.au.

Burials on Private Land
In order to establish a grave on a private property, consent must be applied for from Council.

For information on each of the cemeteries please use the links below.

 

Fees and Charges

To view all of Council's Annual Fees and Charges please click here.

Perpetual Interment Right Fees  
Perpetual Interment Right for plot reservations in advance or at death
(formerly known as Burial Licence)
$470.00
Transfer Fee - to transfer existing plot reservation to different plot in same cemetery (each) $125.00
Single Depth Interment - Conventional 
Monument or headstone to be erected by a Monumental Mason
 
Cemetery Maintenance Fee
(includes maintenance of the cemetery in perpetuity and administration costs)
$410.00
Plot Marking Fee $265.00
Excavation $1,955.00
Total $2,630.00
Double Depth Interment - Conventional
Monument or headstone to be erected by a Monumental Mason
 
Cemetery Maintenance Fee
(includes maintenance of the cemetery in perpetuity and administration costs)
$410.00
Plot Marking Fee $265.00
Excavation $2,100.00
Total $2,775.00
Single Depth Interment - Conventional Shored
Only applies to some sections at Eden cemetery due to the sandy soil content 
Monument or headstone to be erected by a Monumental Mason         
 
Cemetery Maintenance Fee
(includes maintenance of the cemetery in perpetuity and administration costs)
$410.00       
Plot Marking Fee $265.00
Shored Excavation $2,990.00
Total $3,665.00
Double Depth Interment - Conventional Shored
Only applies to some sections at Eden cemetery due to the sandy soil content 
Monument or headstone to be erected by a Monumental Mason          
 
Cemetery Maintenance Fee
(includes maintenance of the cemetery in perpetuity and administration costs)
$410.00       
Plot Marking Fee $265.00
Shored Excavation $4,470.00
Total $5,145.00
Lawn General - First Interment  
Cemetery Maintenance Fee
(includes maintenance of the cemetery in perpetuity and administration costs)                           
$410.00
First Interment Fee
(includes concrete beam for memorial plaque)
$1,865.00
Excavation $2,100.00
Fixing of plaque $190.00
Total $4,565.00
Lawn General - Second Interment  
Cemetery Maintenance Fee
(includes maintenance of the cemetery in perpetuity and administration costs)     
$410.00
Second Interment Fee
(includes concrete beam for memorial plaque)
$640.00
Excavation $1,955.00
Total $3,005.00
Lawn Monumental - First Interment
Pambula only
 
Cemetery Maintenance Fee
(includes maintenance of the cemetery in perpetuity and administration costs)
$410.00
First Interment Fee
(includes $715.00 contribution towards the purchase of headstone via Monumental Mason)
$2,990.00
Excavation $2,100.00
Total $5,500.00
Lawn Monumental - Second Interment
Pambula only
 
Cemetery Maintenance Fee
(includes maintenance of the cemetery in perpetuity and administration costs)
$410.00
Second Interment Fee $640.00
Excavation $1,955.00
Total $3,005.00
Excavation Fees - Other  
Lift lid or Removal of floor $320.00
Coffin oversize opening surcharge (in excess of 720mm x 2100mm) $435.00
Weekend or Public Holiday - ashes interment (per service) $360.00
Weekend or Public Holiday - funeral surcharge (per service) $710.00
Direct delivery of a coffin/casket to a cemetery for immediate burial (single depth, no monument) with no funeral service or family present POA
Ashes Interments  

Options include Niche Walls, Memorial Gardens and under headstones of existing graves with approval. For more information, contact Council’s Cemetery and Hall Officer by phoning 6499 2222 or email cemeteries@begavalley.nsw.gov.au

POA
Plaques and Memorials  
Purchase of plaques including design. For more information, contact Council’s Cemetery and Hall Officer by phoning 6499 2222 or email cemeteries@begavalley.nsw.gov.au POA

 

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