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:

Or, if you'd prefer to call:

Application for an ash interment or burial

Below, you'll find application forms for interments, plots, and to open a plot.

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.

  • Arrowtown Cemetery.

  • Cardrona Cemetery.

  • Frankton Cemetery.

  • Glenorchy Cemetery.

  • Kingston Cemetery.

  • Makarora Cemetery.

  • Queenstown Cemetery.

  • Skippers Point Cemetery.

  • Wānaka Cemetery.


Burial records

Lake Hāwea Cemertery

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

Baby memorial

Wānaka Cemetery

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.

Contact details:

Shirl Rowley


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.

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