Cemeteries

Public Cemeteries

There are five public cemeteries located in the Nambucca Shire at Nambucca Heads, Macksville, Bowraville, Eungai Creek and Argents Hill.  The cemetery located at Blackbutt Creek is an historic cemetery.

All public cemeteries are administered by Council and require approvals prior to undertaking any work within the cemetery areas.

Council maintains a register of interments in each cemetery and issues approvals for headstones and monuments erected on individual grave sites. The maintenance of approved headstones and monuments remains the responsibility of the person who holds the right of burial for the grave site.

Reservations for grave sites within the public cemeteries must be made with Council.

Columbarium walls have been erected in the following cemeteries for the interment of ashes: Nambucca Heads, Macksville, Bowraville and Eungai Creek.

Niche reservations may be made in the columbarium walls by contacting Council’s Administration Centre on (02) 6568 2555.

Private Cemeteries

Details to be submitted with a development application to establish a private burial area within the Nambucca Shire

NSW Health Guidelines

Cemetery Forms