The Clutha District Council in conjunction with our greenspace contractor 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.

Council provides financial assistance to a further four cemeteries that are managed by Trustees; Clinton, Crookston, Owaka and Tuapeka, and further financial assistance to the maintenance of various war memorials throughout the district.

Unfortunately, Council does not currently provide online cemetery records, but this an area that Council is working towards in the near future.

A large number of the Clutha District Council cemeteries have "Memorial Beams". Memorial beams have been installed for people whose loved ones may have been interred somewhere else or whose ashes were scattered elsewhere. A plaque of remembrance may be placed on the Memorial Beam. If you would like to place a plaque on a beam, or if you have any queries regarding cemeteries, please contact us on 03 419 0200.

Our cemetery brochure has been developed to help with decision making at a difficult time. The brochure provides more information with respect to Council's policy on the purchasing of plots; monuments; as well as general information about ashes beams, memorial beams, wreaths and tributes, plantings and ornaments, and maintenance.

 You can also apply to have a plot allocated or grave reopened see our Forms & Guides pages for an application for allocation of plot or to reopen grave.

See our Fees & Charges page for Cemetery Fees and Charges.

Cemetery Kiosks

The Clutha District Council has previously installed information kiosks and block numbers at the urban cemeteries (Milton, Tapanui, Balclutha, Milton and Lawrence) in an effort to make it easier for people to relocate deceased family members or loved ones.

Although kiosks were not considered for smaller cemeteries with significantly lower use, we do have a number of smaller cemeteries that now have these kiosks available through the efforts of community groups.

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 the image for kiosk information:


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