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Information and fees
Application for an ash interment or burial
Applications for a burial can be submitted by a Funeral Director or and Executor, Power-of-Attorney or Next-of-Kin.
Select the form below to complete a burial booking online. A medical certificate of cause of death or a death certificate is required as part of the booking process.
If you use our online booking form, you do not need to complete the PDF forms 'Authority to Open a Plot' or 'Application for an Adjacent Purchase' as they will be prefilled and sent to you as part of the booking process.
Alternatively, you can download PDF versions below the form which can be scanned and sent to:
Memorial headstones and plaques
You must obtain a permit for any monumental work to be carried out in any cemetery in the Queenstown Lakes district. Please use the below permit and application forms:
Burial and ash records
We have information and burial records for the following cemeteries:
Albert Town Cemetery.
Skippers Point Cemetery.
Lake Hāwea Cemetery
For information and burial records for the Lake Hāwea Cemetery, please contact Donald Urquhart:
A memorial wall is available at the Wānaka Cemetery to enable people mourning the death of a still born or premature baby to acknowledge their passing.
A permit must be obtained for a plaque, which will be made by the authorised manufacturer, John Swan Limited in Dunedin. Please fill in a Monument Permit Application Form.
Then, return the completed Application Form to:
Queenstown Lakes District Council
Private Bag 50072
You can also email the completed form to us at:
After we process this application, the manufacturer will send out a draft plaque for the applicant to check prior to manufacturing. Upon approval by the applicant, the plaque will be made and sent directly to the applicant, along with an account. The current cost for a plaque is $30.00.
Unlike other headstones, there is no fee charged for the memorial permit application, but the applicant will need to arrange the fixing of the plaque to the wall via Shirl Rowley. Shirl is available for any support an applicant may require.
Baby Memorial Contact Details
Shirl Rowley (Plaque Support)
Lower Shotover Cemetery (Wakatipu Baby Memorial Wall)
Please fill in an Application Form for a plaque on the Wakatipu Baby Memorial Wall.
Ali and Natasha
For more information on the Wakatipu Baby Memorial Wall, click here.