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.
The Cemeteries Co-Ordinator at the Council can, by appointment, assist families with the following:
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 Cemetery Officer can assist in guiding you through the process.
Burials outside of Cemeteries
In accordance with subsection 8(2) of the Burial and Cremation Act 2013, Council may grant permission for a burial of bodily remains on
private land outside “metropolitan Adelaide” and outside the boundary of a township. Applicants should refer to Council's Burials Outside Cemeteries Policy and SA Health's fact sheet 'Burial of human remains on private property' before completing an Application for Burial - Land other than Council Cemetery.
All interments of ashes are arranged by appointment with the Cemetery Officer. We need at least 2 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.
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 Form for Burial or Interment of Ashes
This Application for Burial or Interment of Ashes form can be used to apply for a Burial or Interment of Ashes. You can complete this form and email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office and the Cemeteries Officer can assist with completion of the form.
Our office is happy to assist where possible. Please contact the Cemeteries Officer on 8408 0400. For further information, please also refer to Council's Cemetery Operating Policy.
Fees and Charges
Click here to see all Council fees and charges including cemeteries.
Interment rights will not be charged for new or renewal 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, Royal Red Cross.