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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 e.g. shoring of graves or the need for use of PPE. 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.
Natural BurialCemetery2022/2023 Fee effective 1 July 2022
Burial plot Fairhall only $3,121
Burial interment Fairhall only $1,069
Registration fee Fairhall only $299
IntermentCemetery2022/2023 Fee effective 1 July 2022
Burial interment: adult All cemeteries $1,428
Burial interment: under 15 All cemeteries $918
Burial interment: 12 months and over to 5 All cemeteries $367
Burial interment: Under 12 months and stillborn All cemeteries No charge
Ashes interment All cemeteries $281
Second ashes interment at the same time, same plot and in separate urn All cemeteries $139
PlotCemetery2022/2023 Fee effective 1 July 2022
Burial plot: adult All cemeteries $2,218
RSA members in RSA areas at Fairhall, Omaka Picton,
Havelock, Seddon, Rai Valley
No charge
Burial plot: under 15 All cemeteries $1,304
Burial plot: 12 months to 5 All cemeteries $652
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)
$1,008
Memorial Wall - plaque space Fairhall and Picton $418
Children's Memorial Ashes Garden Fairhall $560
Dis-interment of ashes (base fee - final costs based on contractor's charges) All cemeteries $253
Dis-interment of burial (base fee - final costs based on contractor's charges) All cemeteries $2,167
Other chargesCemetery2022/2023 Fee effective 1 July 2022
Exclusive right of burial administration fee $35
Additional fee for burials on Saturday morning $401
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) $1,196
Additional fee for out of district interment (ashes) $652
Concrete cutting when required Actual cost