Narrandera Cemetery

Burial Options

Services are available each day of the week by contacting your Funeral Director. Special arrangements and charges apply for weekend services.

During services shade is provided for convenience and comfort where possible.

Plaques for the ashes sections are available through Council.

Below are some frequently asked questions with particular focus on our obligation to you, and your entitlements and responsibilities. To allow us to maintain high standards, we do need your co-operation and understanding.

What is a Permit to Bury?

When you apply for a burial in our cemetery, we will grant you access to a particular grave plot. The grant is referred to as 'The Permit to Bury'.

What is an Application for Reservation?

When you apply for a reservation in our cemetery, you need to complete an Application for Reservation form, stating applicant and the person the reservation is required for. This form as well as full payment needs to be lodged with Council.

What is a Right of Burial?

When you apply for a reservation in our cemetery, we will grant you access to the next available plot, at the time of need. A certificate, defining the entitlement, is issued to the person nominated. The nominated person's entitlements under the certificate are exclusive. This certificate must be produced at time of burial.

How many burials may take place in a single grave?

Narrandera Cemetery can only allow one internment in one grave this is mainly due to the cemeteries soil type. Barellan and Grong Grong cemeteries offer double depth plots meaning two internments may take place in one plot.

Can the ashes of someone who has been cremated be placed in a grave?

Yes. Graves can be used for burials and interment of ashes. We place no limit (other than a practical one) on the number of ash urns that may be placed in a grave.

Can anyone place a plaque or monument at a grave?

No. A plaque order form can be obtained from Customer Service at Council's Administration Building. The person who signed the Application for Permit to Bury authorising the burial MUST sign this order form. We will NOT accept the order if signed by another party. Monuments must be provided and installed by an authorised Stone mason and must be on Councils approved contract register. Monuments must be in accordance to the Narrandera Shire Cemetery Policy.

Does Council supply the memorial plaque for the grave?

Yes for Niche walls and Rose gardens.

I want to supply the plaque myself. Can I do that?

No. However a plaque from the Office of Australian War Graves is permissible. Should you obtain a plaque from the Office of Australian War Graves, Council is not required to refund any allowances already paid in the burial fee.

Can I leave flowers at a grave in the Lawn Cemetery?

Yes, provided they are placed in the approved vases. No other glass vases, pebbles or containers are permissible due to maintenance issues and safety obligations.

Can I plant trees, shrubs and bushes on the grave?

Without exception, NO! It is essential that lawn areas be kept clear at all times.

Can I glue an embellishment to the concrete?

No.

Can I leave balloons, flags or solar lights on the grave?

  • Yes, balloons are permitted, but will be removed after two weeks.
  • Flags are NOT permitted, with the exception of small national flags placed on national days such as Australia Day for one week.
  • Yes only, ONE solar light is permitted, but must be placed in the vase holder.
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