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Cemetery Fees and Information

Adelaide Hills Council can assist with plots for burial as well as the interment of ashes at any of the Council's 13 active cemeteries.

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Adelaide Hills Council manages 13 active cemeteries and has the care and control of three other cemeteries throughout the Adelaide Hills. Plots may be available for single, double and triple depth burials as well as the interment of ashes.

Council's Cemeteries Co-ordinator is available by appointment to assist families with a range of services and enquiries.

Interment rights

A pre-paid interment right can be taken out at any time. Interment rights can be purchased for 50 years, 100 years or in perpetuity.

Council can only take instructions regarding an existing plot from the current interment right holder.

If required, Council can assist with the transfer of existing interment rights.

To apply for a new interment right or to renew an existing interment right, applicants should complete an application form and return to the Council by email to mail@ahc.sa.gov.au.

Alternatively, contact the Council and we can assist with completion of the form.

Burials

A funeral director will organise the burial with Council, and they can assist you in regard to pre-paying for the funeral.

While burial costs cannot be pre-paid to the Council, the Council can assist in guiding you through the process.

Burials outside of cemeteries

Council may grant permission for a burial of bodily remains on private land outside metropolitan Adelaide and outside the boundary of a township, in accordance with subsection 8(2) of the Burial and Cremation Act 2013.

Applicants should refer to Council's Burials Outside Cemeteries Policy and SA Health information about burial of human remains on private property' before completing an application for burial.

Ashes interment

All interments of ashes are arranged by appointment with the Council, with at least two weeks notice to arrange an interment.

For interments into niche walls, we require the ashes to be delivered to Council at least one week prior to the interment.

Plaques

Bronze plaques are ordered through Council for niche walls and gardens. Selected areas also allow for the choice of granite memorials, which are arranged through a Monumental Mason, subject to the Council's approval.

Application for Burial or Interment of Ashes

To apply for a Burial or Interment of Ashes, you must complete the Application for Burial or Interment of Ashes form and return to Council by email to mail@ahc.sa.gov.au

Alternatively, we can assist with completion of the form.

Fees and charges

Please refer to the Council's fees schedule for all applicable fees and charges.

Interment rights will not be charged for new or renewed burial plots in Adelaide Hills Council owned and managed cemeteries for those people who have received the distinguished services medals Victoria Cross, Conspicuous Gallantry Cross and Royal Red Cross.

More information

Our office is happy to assist where possible. Please contact the Cemeteries Officer on the details below.

For further information, please also refer to Council's Cemetery Operating Policy below.

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