COVID-19 Advice

Updated COVID-19 advice: as at 10.46 am AEDT, 29 Nov 2021.

There are changes to the operations of Gungahlin, Woden and Hall cemeteries.

The number of people able to attend an outdoor funeral is one person per two square metres (excluding the people necessary to conduct the funeral), to a maximum of 300 people.

Services at the Gungahlin Crematorium viewing room are permitted with a capacity of eight people at one time (including funeral staff).

Canberra Memorial Parks’ head office at Gungahlin Cemetery is open 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). Due to the space limitations in the office, only two persons are allowed inside at one time (excluding staff). It is encouraged that you make an appointment with our staff if you need to attend the office or wish to purchase an allotment in our parks so that you may avoid waiting during busy periods.

For further information or to make an appointment with our staff, please contact the Customer Service Team on 6207 0000 during office hours or email canberramemorialparks@act.gov.au.

For residents of the ACT who have a death in the family, most necessary arrangements with funeral directors, cemeteries and the crematorium can be made over the phone and online. Forms are digitally available and can be accessed via the Canberra Memorial Parks website under the ‘forms and downloads’ tab.


Fallen Tree in Portion 23 – Gungahlin Cemetery

Updated advice: as at 1.58pm AEDT, 26 Nov 2021.

We advise that a large eucalypt tree has fallen in Portion 23 (Natural Burial) due to strong winds and recent heavy rain.

Grounds staff located the fallen tree the morning of Friday 26 November and have secured the area with barrier tape. Visitors are advised for their own safety to not enter the sectioned area.

Works are scheduled for Monday 29 November to remove the fallen tree and tidy up the area.

Memorials in this area have been checked and there is no damage.

We apologise for any inconvenience to our visitors.


Extension of Portion 12 – Gungahlin Cemetery

Updated advice: as at 11.55am AEDT, 18 Nov 2021.

We are currently undertaking works in the General Headstone area of Portion 12 at Gungahlin Cemetery.

The works commenced in late August and are expected to be completed by December depending on contractor availability. Works were expected to be completed sooner but were delayed by the recent lockdown.

The works include:

  • establishment of an additional 150 allotments and 20 vaults
  • resurfacing of the existing carpark
  • additional taps
  • improvements to existing garden beds

The existing signage at Portion 12 will soon be updated to reflect the revised timing of works.

We understand the works happening in close proximity to the existing area of Portion 12 are creating a temporary disruption to those visiting loved ones however we assure the community we are working as quickly as possible to complete these works with minimal disruptions to those visiting the Cemetery.


Woden Cemetery Access

Updated advice: as at 10.30am AEDT, 12 Nov 2021.

Due to recent acts of vandalism, unfortunately it has become necessary to lock some of the pedestrian access gates at Woden Cemetery. This will commence on Monday 15th November 2021.

The pedestrian access gates at Bootle Place, Easty Street and Eddison Park leading into the sides and rear of the cemetery will be locked permanently until further notice.

Access is now only available through the main gate on Justinian Street (off Yamba Drive) during the hours of 7:30am to dusk every day of the year.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Canberra’s Public Cemeteries and Crematorium

Canberra’s public cemeteries and crematorium are administered by the Cemeteries and Crematoria Authority, an independent, self-funded statutory authority, which reports to the ACT Government through the Minister for City Services. The cemeteries are planned and managed to meet community needs.

Gungahlin Cemetery

The Gungahlin Cemetery was opened in 1979 and is extensively landscaped. A large lake and many bird species help create a tranquil and peaceful environment.

Hall Cemetery

Hall Cemetery is a small rural cemetery, mainly for the long time residents of the Hall Region. It is divided into religious denominations.

Woden Cemetery

The Woden Cemetery was opened in 1936. This formally planned cemetery features many stately mature trees and offers lawn and monumental burial sites in different religious and general areas.


Online Grave Search

Canberra Memorial Parks allows for an online search of the name and surname of deceased persons who are buried, interred or memorialised at Canberra Memorial Parks. This data is available through the ACT Government Open Data portal.

Last updated: November 24, 2021


News and Events

  • Michelle Dariol to run ACT’s first publicly-owned crematorium
    JUNE 12 2021 – Megan Doherty for The Canberra Times. This article is an excerpt from a story originally published in the Canberra Times. Read the full article on the Canberra Times Website: canberratimes.com.au/story/7292827/looking-after-the-community-why-michelle-wanted-to-run-the-acts-crematorium/ It looks like a home, but it is actually the ACT’s first publicly-owned crematorium. And the young woman in charge is … Continued
  • Online Grave Search
    Canberra Memorial Park allows for an online search of the name and surname of deceased persons who are buried, interred or memorialised at Canberra Memorial Parks. This data is available through the ACT Government Open Data portal – dataACT. Visit data.act.gov.au/People-and-Society/Canberra-Memorial-Parks/fpmx-xbzt/data The dataset includes the name and surname of deceased persons who are buried, interred … Continued
  • New crematorium at Gungahlin cemetery now operational
    A new publicly run crematorium is now operational at the Gungahlin cemetery. The cremator was sourced from Austeng, an engineering firm that specialises in building crematorium equipment in Australia. The cremator is a bariatric model which is able to accommodate oversize, larger and heavier coffins. It has been constructed in the central precinct of the cemetery … Continued

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Burial Schedule

This information is updated daily. Please note that private funerals are not displayed.

SURNAMEFIRST NAMETIMEDATEFUNERAL DIRECTORCEMETERYAREAGRAVESIDE
SERVICE
DalyMaureen3:00 pmMonday
29 November 2021
Tobin Brothers FuneralsWodenPortion 2
Catholic Lawn
KohonenLisa11.00 amWednesday
1 December 2021
William Cole FuneralsGungahlinPortion 18
Plaque Beam
Yes
RadulovicBranko3.00 pmWednesday
1 December 2021
Tobin Brothers FuneralsWodenPortion 6
Anglican Headstone
LulicJosip12.30 pmFriday
3 December 2021
William Cole FuneralsGungahlinTBA
McDonoghMarie1.00 pmFriday
3 December 2021
William Cole FuneralsGungahlinPortion 9
Plaque Beam
ScuttsSydney2.00 pmFriday
3 December 2021
Tobin Brothers Funerals VICGungahlinPortion 2
ex-Service
Yes
AdamsTutanekai1.00 pmMonday
6 December 2021
William Cole FuneralsGungahlinPortion 22
Monumental Lawn
QuinceHarrie2.00 pmMonday
6 December 2021
William Cole FuneralsGungahlinPortion 9
Plaque Beam