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Western Downs Cemeteries

Western Downs Regional Council has fifteen operational cemeteries providing a combination of monumental and lawn sections, columbarium walls and remembrance gardens. All other cemeteries in the Western Downs region are administered by private trustees or closed for future burials.  We pride ourselves in presenting well kept and respectable cemeteries and strive to provide wholehearted services to support families through such difficult times.

Select from our four main districts to find out more about the current and historical information of our cemeteries.

Chinchilla District Cemeteries

Dalby District Cemeteries

Miles District Cemeteries

Tara District Cemeteries

Arranging a Funeral

To arrange a funeral, you will need to contact a Funeral Director, who will assist with the many practical aspects of the funeral and coordinate when and where the funeral will be held. The funeral director will also provide burial and cremation options within one of Councils Cemeteries. The Funeral Director will complete an Application for Interment – Grave or Application for Interment – Ashes with the family and will then send on to a Council Cemeteries Officer.

Reserving a Grave or Niche

Reserving a grave within a lawn cemetery for burials or a niche in a Columbarium Wall for ashes can ensure family members and loved ones can rest alongside each other. It also allows you to pay for the current fee of the plot to avoid future rising fees. To reserve a plot you will need to complete an Application for Grave/Niche Reserve and submit to Council. Niche sizes vary at each cemetery, please refer to the plaque information fact sheet under the relevant district. Council will issue an exclusive right of burial certificate upon request and payment of a reservation.

Completed applications can be submitted to Council via:

  • Email: info@wdrc.qld.gov.au
  • Post: PO Box 551, Dalby, QLD, 4405
  • Visit one of Council’s Customer Service Centres

Memorial Plaques and Monuments

All memorial plaques are to be arranged through Council for quotes, fabrication and installation. Only the burial holder can authorise to request a plaque. An Application for Installation of a Memorial Plaque must be completed and provided to Council for processing.

Monuments in the monumental cemeteries can be installed or refurbished by arrangement with a qualified Stonemason. An Application to Erect a Monument or Application to Refurbish a Monument is to be completed by the stonemason and submitted to Council along with payment of the relevant fee to Council for approval.

Fact Sheets:

Services Memorial Wall

The Myall Remembrance Park Services Memorial, or remembrance wall, recognises the Australian military service of members of the community regardless of whether they served in active duty or not. The memorial is a wonderful addition to the cemetery and a fitting tribute to those selfless individuals who were prepared to defend our country. Application for a Myall Remembrance Park Services Memorial Wall Plaque 

More Information:

Cemetery Forms

Cemetery Policy

FAQ’s

Fees and Charges

Regional Cemeteries Map