Mareeba Shire Council accommodates a range of interments including:  Full Grave Slab, Lawn Plaque on Beam, Columbarium Wall, Vault Above Ground, Vault Below Ground, Mausoleum Wall and Mausoleum Free Standing.  Please refer to the matrix Interment Types and Denominational Sections to see what sections are available in each cemetery. Mareeba Cemetery Layout can be viewed here

Full Grave Slab

The memorial in this section allows for the traditional headstone and slab and must not exceed 1.2 metres wide x 2.4 metres long x 1.2 metres high. A Construction Or Maintenance of a Memorial Request Form needs to be completed and submitted to Council to obtain approval prior to any works commencing. The cost associated with this application can be found by referring to the Fees and Charges above.

Lawn Plaque on Beam

The memorial in this section features a bronze plaque attached to a common beam instead of traditional headstones or monuments. For assistance with placing a plaque order please call Council on 1300 308 461.

Columbarium Wall

This wall is available at the Mareeba New and Kuranda cemetery and allows for the interment of ashes.  The memorial in this section is restricted to a bronze plaque fixed to the wall.  For assistance with the plaque order please call Council on 1300 308 461.

Vault Above Ground/ Vault Below Ground

A vault is a cement structure which can be placed either above or below the ground.

Mausoleum Wall

The Mausoleum Wall is an above ground structure consisting of 30 niches per side.  The niches are similar to vaults and allows for the interment of many families.

Mausoleum Free Standing

The Mausoleum Free Standing is an above ground structure usually dedicated to a particular family. An approval would need to be sought from the Building department of Council before any works can commence.

Council maintains a number of active cemeteries with the local government authority. Please see the list below:

  • Almaden – Burke Development Road
  • Chillagoe – Aerodrome Road
  • Dimbulah – Sandy Creek Road
  • Irvinebank – Herberton-Petford Road
  • Kuranda – Kennedy Highway
  • Mareeba New – Mareeba-Dimbulah Road
  • Mareeba Old – Costin Street
  • Mt Carbine – Mulligan Highway
  • Mt Molloy – Bakers Road
  • Watsonville – Herberton- Irvinebank Road

Interment Records

Council maintains approximately 30,000 interment records. As the records are not currently accessible via the internet please phone Council on 1300 308 461 to obtain any information regarding these records.

Interments

An Interment Request Form must be completed prior to the date of interment.  Interment dates and times are not confirmed until a response is received from Council. The cost associated with this application can be found by referring to the Fees and Charges above.

Reserving a Grave

Reserving a grave in advance ensures your wishes are carried out and a site in your nominated cemetery and section is selected.  It takes the task away from the family at an extremely emotional time.  A Reservation Request Form needs to be submitted to Council and the relevant fees paid.  The cost associated with this application can be found by referring to the Fees and Charges above.

Constructing or Maintaining a Memorial

All memorials constructed or maintained in a cemetery (except the Lawn Plaque on Beam and Columbarium Wall section) must have approval from Council.  A Construction Or Maintenance of a Memorial Request Form or Construction Of Memorial Request Form – Angels Rest Only must be completed and the relevant fees paid.  The cost associated with this application can be found by referring to the Fees and Charges above.