Interment (burial) options

A number of different types of burial sites are available at our cemeteries.

Headstone section

In the headstone section, monuments, plaques and graves demonstrate the craftsmanship of many eras. Headstones tell the stories of generations of local people and their religions.

Headstone sections are available at the following cemeteries:

Lawn section

Our lawn sections are non-denominational and offer interment sites suitable for up to three interments. These sites allow the placement of plaques flush to the ground or where available, monument installation onto an existing concrete beam. Lawn sections are available at the following cemeteries:

Columbarium

Ashes can be placed in any one of our columbariums which consist of a solid outdoor brick wall where ashes are interred. Columbariums are available at the following cemeteries:

Gardens

A garden is a contemporary alternative to the more traditional wall niche. This interment option allows cremated remains to be placed in a garden bed close to the memorial plaque. There are rose gardens available at:

Cross of Sacrifice – Lest We Forget

This serene location allows us to pay respects to those who served in the Defence Forces. The memorial plaque honours service personnel regardless of their final resting place. This area is only available at Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Forest lawn section

The forest lawn section which is a non-denominational area, is shaded by stately trees and provides a uniquely tranquil resting place. It is only available at Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Desk top lawn section

This peaceful resting place forms part of our non-denominational lawn area. A fixed concrete beam is provided for the placing of memorial plaques to commemorate your loved ones. This is available at:

Memorial lawn section

Our memorial lawn section is a non-denominational area offering interment sites suitable for two interments. These sites allow for the placement of headstones. This is only available at Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Devine gardens

Devine Memorial Gardens was opened to the public in 2012. The area offers memorialisation for the ashes of loved ones within gardens surrounding the water feature, seating in the rotunda and within the gardens allows time for peaceful reflection. This area is only available at Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

 

Purchasing a plaque from us

We have a wide range of plaques available for purchase and are happy to provide a quotation for the supply and installation of a memorial plaque. As memorial choices are endless, please look at the designs in the Cemetery - Memorial plaque designs (PDF for print) or contact us so we can assist with your options.

While we endeavour to maintain the cemeteries to the highest possible standards, families are responsible for repairs to headstones/plaques resulting from wear and tear over time. If you would like to put a new plaque, headstone or monument on an old grave, an application and relevant fee is required to be lodged with us by the legal representative.

Application form for supply of a memorial plaque

Cemetery - Supply of a memorial plaque application form (online)

Cemetery - Supply of a memorial plaque application form (PDF for print)

 

Purchasing a plaque from a stone mason

Alternatively, you may make your own arrangements with a stone mason. Should you chose this option, a permit is required together with lodgement of the relevant fee.

Application form for supply of a memorial plaque by a stone mason

Cemetery - Memorial permit application for monumental stonemason use (PDF for print)

 

Related documents

Cemetery - Supply of a memorial plaque application form (online)

Cemetery - Supply of a memorial plaque application form (PDF for print)

Cemetery - Memorial plaque designs (PDF for print)

Cemetery - Interment and use of allotment application form (PDF for print)

Cemetery - Exhumation of a body or cremated ashes application form (PDF for print)

Cemetery - Transfer the allocation of an interment allotment application form (PDF for print)

Cemetery - Permit for memorial works or to modify an existing memorial application form (PDF for print)

Cemetery - Conditions letter (PDF for print)

Cemetery - Memorial permit application for monumental stonemason use (PDF for print)

Last Updated: Monday, 14 October 2019 16:52