Services we provide

Our cemetery staff can liaise with your funeral director to make all the necessary arrangements to use a new interment site, or to re-use an existing site. Once an application has been received from the funeral director, we will issue an interment permit. We keep a record of the site number, name of deceased, age of deceased etc. 

Our cemetery grounds persons arrange for the digging of the grave and where possible, for facilities to be available at the funeral service such as a grave lowering device, temporary shelter, chairs etc. 

If you wish to find out if another interment can take place in an existing grave, please speak to your funeral director or contact us.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Space available for funerals or functions - Southern Reflection Room at Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery

Located within the historic grounds of the Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery, the Southern Reflection Room is a versatile reflection space available for funerals, catering or functions for up to 50 people. Room hire includes use of Southern Reflection Room for up to a period of two hours, hire does not include service staff. Please contact cemetery staff for extended booking times and fees.

Please note:

  • Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery is not a licenced venue and alcohol consumption is not permitted within the grounds of the cemetery.
  • Special dietary requirement are welcome with 48 hours notice.
  • Guests are not permitted to bring in home made or externally provided food.
  • Additional charges apply for weekends and public holidays.
  • Minimal catering for 20 guests.

Prices can be found in the Cemeteries - Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery Southern Reflection Room brochure.

 

Maintenance of grounds

We are responsible for maintaining the cemetery grounds at Council owned cemeteries. This includes mowing of the cemetery and repairing sunken graves.

To report any issues please contact us with the following information: cemetery name, plot number and details of the grave.

 

Services we don't provide

There are a few services we are unable to provide, but other external suppliers will be able to take care of these needs for you. 

  1. If you'd like to organise a cremation pease speak to your funeral director or a crematorium.
  2. Please contact your funeral director to organise religious services or a celebrant.

 

Related documents

Cemeteries - Terms and conditions (PDF for print)

Cemeteries - Memorial plaque designs (PDF for print)

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

Cemeteries - Application for use of interment right (PDF for print)

Cemeteries - Exhumation of human remains or cremated remains (PDF for print)

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

Cemeteries - Memorial permit application form (PDF for print)

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

Cemeteries - Pre-purchase an interment right application form (PDF for print)

Cemeteries - Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery Southern Reflection Room brochure