Brisbane City Council maintains records of people buried or cremated (interments) at our cemeteries and crematoria. These records can be accessed by the public, including people researching their family history and genealogy, through our grave location search tool.
To help with your search:
If your search has returned a result, select the relevant cemetery for advice and information on how to locate the site:
Unfortunately, not all records are listed due to missing burial registers.
You may choose to order a death certificate from Births, Deaths and Marriages. All death certificates show the location of the burial or cremation.
We are able to add the interment to our records if we receive a copy of the death certificate by email.
For more information, visit the Births, deaths, marriages and divorces website.
Only records of burials in Brisbane City Council cemeteries are available through the search tool. The following list includes links to websites for many of the private cemeteries and crematoria in South East Queensland as well as those that are managed by other local authorities (not all facilities are listed):
Not all records are accurate, due to poorly kept records in the 1800's and 1900's, illegible handwriting and missing burial books.
Council is able to amend or add information to the official burial records if confirmation is provided, such as a copy of the death certificate or a photograph of the headstone where information can be clearly read. Please email Cemeteries Administration.
Council is not able to amend or add information to official burial records from information obtained through newspaper clippings or other sources of family history research.
Council is only able to record the following information in our burial records database:
Information about parents, children or relatives are not recorded in Council's burial records. Throughout the 1800's and 1900's, details of the next of kin were rarely provided to the cemeteries. These days, the next of kin details must be provided. Due to privacy laws, details of the next of kin are not available to the public.