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Cemetery Fees

Schedule of Fees for 2021/2022

Important notes

  1. Centenarians are exempt from plot fees.
  2. Fees for the purchase of an exclusive right of burial or ashes plot ahead of the time the plot is needed are the same as those for a plot purchase as set out in the table below.
  3. Non-standard interments or extraordinary works required as part of the interment process may incur additional charges on a time and materials basis. Please check with the Council.
  4. All Council cemeteries are closed to funeral services on Saturday afternoons (after 1.00 pm), Sundays and public holidays as they fall.
  5. An additional ‘out of district’ fee applies to any person who has not resided in the Marlborough district for a period of three months or more any time during their life.
Cemetery 2021/2022 Fee effective 1 July 2021
Natural burial Fairhall only $2,631
Burial interment Fairhall only $901
Registration fee Fairhall only $299
Interment
Burial interment: adult All cemeteries $1,204
Burial interment: under All cemeteries $774
Burial interment: 12 months and over to 5 All cemeteries $309
Burial interment: Under 12 months and stillborn All cemeteries No charge
Ashes interment All cemeteries $237
Second ashes interment at the same time, same plot and in separate urn All cemeteries $117
Plot
Burial plot: adult All cemeteries $1,870
RSA members in RSA areas at Fairhall, Omaka Picton,
Havelock, Seddon, Rai Valley
No charge
Burial plot: under 15 All cemeteries $1,099
Burial plot: 12 months to 5 All cemeteries $550
Burial plot: Under 12 months and stillborn All cemeteries No charge
Ashes beam, wall or plot: all ages Havelock, Seddon, Omaka,
Tua Marina, Fairhall, Picton,
Rai Valley, Ward (once beam is in place)
$850
Memorial Wall - plaque space Fairhall and Picton $352
Children's Memorial Ashes Garden Fairhall $472
Dis-interment of ashes (base fee - final costs based on contractor's charges) All cemeteries $213
Dis-interment of burial (base fee - final costs based on contractor's charges) All cemeteries $2,064
Other charges
Exclusive right of burial administration fee $30
Transfer of exclusive right of burial administration fee $30
Additional fee for burials on Saturday morning $382
Additional fee for graveside services at which attendees remain on site after 4.00 pm on weekdays or after 1.00 pm Saturdays $150/hr
Genealogy search or other enquiry fee (first half hour free) CSO charge out rate
Additional fee for out of district interment (burial) $1,008
Additional fee for out of district interment (ashes) $550
Concrete cutting when required Actual cost