Erecting a Headstone or Plaque

Erecting a Headstone

You are entitled to erect, and are obliged thereafter to maintain, memorials/headstones.
For permission to erect a headstone you must apply for a Permit to Erect a Headstone​ and return it to your local Council office. 

Cemeteries or Areas Without a Concrete Berm

In cemeteries or sections of cemeteries where there are no concrete berms, memorials can be erected at the head of the grave.  Full concrete slab covers are permitted in cemeteries that do not have a concrete berm.

Ashes Plots

Ashes plots vary in shape and width and memorials/headstones can be erected within the available space, provided there are clearances on all sides of 150mm.


Shrubs, trees, flower plants, cobblestones and adornments are not permitted to be planted upon any plots, as this makes it difficult and expensive for Council to maintain the plots.  Vases or  flowers or plant containers housed in inserts within plinths are allowed, if placed in such a manner as approved by Council.

Council's Obligations

  • Council will dig and reinstate the grave.
  • Council will maintain the cemetery in a tidy state. 

Page reviewed: 13 Jan 2017 3:38pm