Council manages four cemeteries in Maitland.
You can use the burial register to find the location of persons buried in cemeteries managed by Council.
Please note not all burials have headstones, which sometimes makes it difficult to identify locations. Burial records before the 1980s were also received from churches, funeral directors, and gravediggers, therefore not all were received.
Reserve a burial plot
Burial plots can be reserved for the future to ensure loved ones are not burdened during an emotional time, or for immediate use if someone you know has untimely passed away.
New reservation fees
Open a grave
Burial permit (Interment Right)
After reserving a burial plot or niche, you will be granted a legal document by Council called an Interment Right, which gives you ownership of the burial plot or niche.
The Interment Right can be transferred to another person, by completing a Transfer or Interment Right Form, with approval from Council.
A niche is a space in a columbarium wall where ashes are placed. Council officers enter ashes into the niches, and will notify family members of the designated time.
A columbarium wall is a wall that stores niches where boxes of ashes are placed. Columbarium walls are located at Morpeth Cemetery.
Memorial plaques for the columbarium walls are included in the cost of the interment and can feature about six lines of text.
When erecting a new monument, it’s recommended that you wait 6-12 months to allow for the ground to settle at the burial site.
All monuments must first be approved by Council and comply with the Australian Standards and must be installed by a monumental mason.
The care, maintenance and repair of monuments are the responsibility of the family or estate of the deceased.
The Australian Death Notification Service lets you notify multiple organisations about the death of a loved one with a free and simple process.
The Service allows you to notify financial, insurance, superannuation, utility providers and government services through one channel.