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.
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.
The Code of Operations details the procedures for interment, standards for construction of memorial graves, mausoleums and vaults. It also specifies a standard for placement of plaques, vases and other memorial memento’s in the Burdekin Shire Council cemeteries, columbarium and memorial walls.
The Code of Operations is available for download via the following link:
- Code of Operations - Cemeteries - (pdf )
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.
Ayr Cemetery is at 1-7 Bruce Highway, Ayr Qld 4807
Home Hill Cemetery is at 63-85 Fourth Street, Home Hill Qld 4806
Cemeteries are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Lawn Sections
- Monumental Sections
- Columbarium’s (Ashes)
- Little Darling Infant Memorial Wall
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.
- Fees and Charges 2018-2019 - Council Services - (pdf 1004.79 kB)
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.