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All information regarding cemeteries and memorials in the Lakes District. 

Information/Fees Application for an ash or burial interment Memorial headstones and plaques Interment Records Locations Baby memorials Contact us

Application for an ash or burial interment

Applications for an ash or burial interment can be submitted by an Executor, Power of Attorney, Next of Kin, or Funeral Director.

Select the link below to complete an interment 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. 

Online Interment Booking Form

Alternatively, you can download PDF versions of the form below which can be scanned and sent to:

Memorial headstones and plaques

You must obtain a permit for any monument work to be carried out in any cemetery or for memorial requests throughout the Queenstown Lakes district. Please use the below application forms.

Interment Records

We hold information for burial and interments at the following cemeteries: 

  • Albert Town Cemetery.

  • Arrowtown Cemetery.

  • Cardrona Cemetery.

  • Frankton Cemetery.

  • Glenorchy Cemetery.

  • Kingston Cemetery.

  • Lower Shotover Cemetry. 

  • Makarora Cemetery.

  • Queenstown Cemetery.

  • Skippers Point Cemetery.

  • Wānaka Cemetery.

Burial records

Lake Hāwea Cemetery

For information and burial records for the Lake Hāwea Cemetery, please contact Donald Urquhart:

From 3 August, access to Queenstown Cemetery is off Hay Street and through the Queenstown Lakeview Holiday Park. Please see the map below for access information. 

Baby memorials

Wānaka Cemetery

A memorial wall is available at the Wānaka Cemetery to enable people mourning the death of a still born, premature baby, or infant 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.

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.

Shirl Rowley (Plaque Support)
TEL: 027 443 2515

Lower Shotover Cemetery (Wakatipu Baby Memorial Wall)

Please fill in an Application Form for a plaque on the Wakatipu Baby Memorial Wall.

Contact details:

Ali and Natasha

For more information on the Wakatipu Baby Memorial Wall, click here.

Contact us

If you need a hand or some more information, please get in touch with our team.  We're available Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 4.00pm. You can email us at:

Alternatively you can call 03 441 0499 (Queenstown) or 03 443 0024 (Wānaka)

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