Council directly operates and maintains six urban cemeteries (Balclutha (2), Fairfax (Milton), Kaitangata, Lawrence and Tapanui, and eight rural cemeteries (Port Molyneux, Romahapa, Taieri Beach, Waihola, Waikoikoi, Waipahi, Waipori, and Waitahuna).
Unfortunately, we do not currently provide online cemetery records, but this is something we are working towards in the near future.

We also provide financial assistance to a further four cemeteries that are managed by trustees (Clinton, Crookston, Owaka and Tuapeka), and provide financial assistance to the maintenance of various war memorials throughout the district.


The Balclutha, Kaitangata, Lawrence, Milton and Tapanui cemeteries have 'Memorial Beams', for people whose loved ones may have been interred elsewhere to place a plaque of remembrance if they wish. If you would like to place a plaque on a Memorial Beam, or if you have any queries regarding cemeteries, please contact us on (03) 419 0200.


Link to Balclutha Genealogical Society website - http://www.balcluthagenealogy.org.nz/ 


Adobe Acrobat DocumentCemeteries Brochure (PDF, 244kb, new window)

        This brochure provides more information with respect to Council's policy on the purchasing of plots; new monuments; as well as general information about ashes beams, memorial beams, wreaths and tributes, plantings and ornaments, and maintenance.


Adobe Acrobat DocumentApplication for allocation of plot or to reopen grave (PDF, 88kb)


Adobe Acrobat DocumentCouncil Fees and Charges 2015/16 (Council Cemetery fees on p.5. PDF, 365kb)



Information Kiosks


In 2009, Council began a programme of installing information kiosks and block numbers at the urban cemeteries it directly operates throughout the district, in an effort to make it easier for people to track down buried loved ones.


The information kiosks are placed at the entrance to the cemetery and house a map identifying block areas, as well as some historical information. Each row of headstones will also have small, unobtrusive block numbers placed at ground level.


The following cemeteries have had kiosks installed to date. (Click on an icon to view the information panels and map layout of each cemetery).


Balclutha Lawn Cemetery Panels.   Balclutha Old Cemetery Panels.

Balclutha Lawn Cemetery

(PDF, 1.2MB, opens new window)


Balclutha (Old) Cemetery

(PDF, 1.4MB, opens new window)


Fairfax Cemetery Information Kiosk panels.


Fairfax (Milton) Cemetery

(PDF, 1.3MB, opens new window)


Lawrence Cemetery

(PDF, 1MB, opens new window)





Tapanui Cemetery

(PDF, 1.7MB, opens new window)


Kaitangata Cemetery

(PDF, 2.1MB, opens new window)








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