Cemeteries

Cemetery

Overview

The Burdekin Shire Council operates cemeteries in the townships of Ayr and Home Hill. Both cemeteries are well maintained with families and friends able to visit the resting place of their loved ones 24 hours a day. The cemeteries have an open environment with no gates.

The Council Burial Register contains burial details and reservations at the Ayr and Home Hill cemeteries.

Details

Management and Control

Management and control of the the Ayr and Home Hill cemeteries is a function of the Burdekin Shire Council – Parks and Gardens section. This section provides a complete maintenance schedule for both cemeteries ensuring the facility is mowed on a regular basis and carefully looked after.

A full-time Sexton is employed at both the Ayr and Home Hill Cemeteries and is available Monday to Friday 7am to 4pm for all enquiries.

A Council Officer can arrange for the Sexton to meet individuals and families on site, at a mutually convenient time, to assist in selecting resting places for immediate and/or future needs. Funeral arrangements need to be organised through the family’s preferred funeral director.

Location

Ayr Cemetery is at 1-7 Bruce Highway, AYR QLD 4807

Home Hill Cemetery is at 63-85 Fourth Street, HOME HILL QLD 4806

Opening Hours

Cemeteries are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Available Sections

  • Lawn Sections
    Non-denominational
  • Monumental Sections
    Catholic, Anglican, Presbyterian, Methodist, Coptic Orthodox and Seventh Day Adventist
  • Vaults
    Non-denominational
  • Columbarium Wall (Ashes)
    Non-denominational

Fees

There are many different scenarios associated with burials and carrying out works at the cemeteries.  In most cases these fees are included in fees charged by funeral directors.

You can review the associated fees relating to cemeteries by viewing the council’s fees and charges schedule by clicking the following link.

You can also contact Burdekin Shire Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

Who to Contact

For more information please contact Council’s Customer Services Centre on (07) 4783 9800 or by visiting Council’s Customer Service Centre at 145 Young Street, AYR.

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