Youtube Facebook Twitter Instagram
We maintain records of burials and interments (e.g. interments of ashes) at our cemeteries. Our online search tool makes it easy to locate the resting place of a loved one or to research family history and genealogy. Using the tool, you'll find information including the deceased person’s details, the grave’s location, maps to help you find the site if you would like to visit in person, and a photo of the memorial (if available).
To help with your search, you can:
Sometimes less information is better. Most of the information is transcribed from old burial registers where the handwriting can be illegible or hard to read. (e.g. ‘Anderson’ may be spelled ‘Andersen’ so try “Ander’). Many people living in the 1900s also used their middle names as their first name, so try both (separately) or just the surname.
Interment number is also the grave location:CE1-001-0001 this translates to CE1 = Church of England Section 1 –001 = row 1 - 0001 = grave 1 in that row
Only records of burials conducted at one of our cemeteries can be found through the online search tool. There are several private cemeteries and crematoriums in the Toowoomba Region, and their records are not available via the tool.
Another way to locate a deceased relative’s interment or cremation place is to order the death certificate from the Queensland Government's Birth, Death & Marriage department. All death certificates state where the deceased person was buried or cremated. For more information, please contact the Birth, Death & Marriage department directly on:
Phone: 13 74 68 Website: www.qld.gov.au/law/births-deaths-marriages-and-divorces
Not all records are listed in the search tool due to missing burial registers. By providing a copy of the death certificate to cemetery administration, we can add the information to our records. The certificates can be emailed to us.
Please note that records cannot be added without the death certificate.
This can unfortunately happen due to issues including poorly kept records in the late 1800s and early 1900s, illegible handwriting and missing burial books.
If you wish to make an update to a record, please email us the details of the change you wish to make, together with any relevant supporting information (e.g. copy of court order). Upon receipt of your email, Council will consider your request and advise you if the change can be made or if further information (including written consent from other parties) is required before Council can make a final decision about your request.
Information about a deceased person’s parents, children, relatives etc is not recorded in our burial records. Throughout the 1800s and 1900s details of the next of kin were rarely provided to the cemeteries. Today, next of kin details must be provided to ensure cemeteries have a contact for the grave. However due to privacy laws, details of next of kin are not available to the public.
In most cases, but not all, burial sites have been photographed and attached to the burial record. In cases where a photo doesn't exist, we can organise an officer to photograph the requested location. Please contact us via email to arrange this service.
If you would like to put a new memorial plaque, headstone or monument on an old grave, an application and relevant fee is required to be lodged with us by the legal representative. Read more about this process here.