Cemeteries and crematoria fees and charges

The cost involved in planning a funeral at Brisbane City Council cemeteries and crematoria depends on the type of service you require. Council offers a range of funeral and memorial types, including burials, cremation, interment as well as extras such as vaults and monuments.

You can also find the costs for chapel and catering facility hire and menu options.

The costs below are effective from 1 July 2019. All fees include GST.

Burials

Grave prices including one burial

Includes plot, first interment and maintenance.

* Price includes standard plaque and one interment.

Table contains grave prices represented by grave type, catetory and price.
Grave type Category Price
* Lawn grave Pinnaroo, Mt Gravatt and Hemmant Cemeteries $4687
Historical monumental and lawn grave Refer to list of historical cemeteries $6483
Monumental grave Mt Gravatt and Hemmant Cemeteries $4023
Monumental grave with in-ground foundation Mt Gravatt Cemetery only $4802
Grave with above ground foundation Russian section of Mt Gravatt Cemetery only $5843
Hemmant baby cemetery * Grave for under eight years $1251
Grave for ashes interment only Pinnaroo, Mt Gravatt and Hemmant $2880
Historical cemeteries $4797

Grave prices including two burials

Includes plot, first and second interment and maintenance.

* Price includes standard plaque and two interments.

Table contains grave prices for two burials represented by grave type, catetory and price.
Grave type Category Price
* Lawn grave Pinnaroo, Mt Gravatt and Hemmant Cemeteries $6767
Double burial (two burials at same time) $4725
Monumental grave Mt Gravatt and Hemmant Cemeteries $6119
Historical monumental and lawn grave Refer to list of historical cemeteries $8579
Grave with in-ground foundation Mt Gravatt Cemetery only $6862
Grave with above ground foundation Russian section of Mt Gravatt Cemetery only $7841

Note: an appointment is essential for pre-purchase plot and/or burial plot selection.

Interment prices

Fee for opening grave sites/digging.

Table contains interment prices represented by interment type, catetory and price.
Interment type Category Price
Lawn grave Pinnaroo, Mt Gravatt and Hemmant Cemeteries $2281
Monumental grave Mt Gravatt and Hemmant Cemeteries $2414
Historical lawn or monumental grave Refer to list of historical cemeteries $2552
Vault grave   $333
Ashes interments in grave (all cemeteries)   $494
Two sets of ashes interments in grave (at same time)   $521
Ashes placed in coffin at time of burial   $51

Vault prices

Above ground vaults available at Mt Gravatt Cemetery only.

This table provides vault prices by vault type and price.
Vault type Price
Standard position $19,111
Outside position $28,311
Superior position $36,311
Scaffolding hire fee on application

Monument prices

This table shows monument prices by monumental type and price.
Monument type Price
Monument permit fee $615
Permit fee when foundation is in place $366
Minor renovation $313
Minor works/site inspection fee $105

Other burial fees

This table display other burial fees by type and price.
Type Price
Conversion of public grave to private $2593
Sand backfill - 10 cm above coffin (Mt Gravatt only) $215
Sand backfill - lawn area only (Mt Gravatt only) $583
Test dig for family re-use $325
Administration fee (burial right transfer) $53
Granite/plaque installation fee $123
Exhumation $2798

Burial surcharges and overtime fees

Cemetery working hours are 7.30am-4.30pm. A gravesite should be vacated by 4pm to allow all post-burial activities to be completed by 4.30pm. Chapel surcharges may apply.

This table displays burial surcharges and overtime fees by type and price.
Type Price
Weekday overtime (for each 30 minutes) $325
Saturday (per burial) $1260
Sunday (per burial) $1413
Public holidays (per burial) $1678

Cremation and chapel hire

Chapel service and cremation

Pinnaroo, Mt Gravatt and Hemmant Crematoriums.

This table displays chapel service and cremation charges by type and price.
Type Price
Adult (over 12 years) $961
Child (two to 12 years) $495
Infants (under two years) $218

Cremation only

Pinnaroo, Mt Gravatt and Hemmant Crematoriums.

This table displays cremation charges only by type and price.
Type Price
Adult (over 12 years) $630
Child (two to 12 years) $323
Infants (under two years) No charge
Witness cremation - chapel must be hired to witness a cremation at Mt Gravatt Cemetery. $211

Chapel hire

Pinnaroo, Mt Gravatt and Hemmant Crematoriums.

This table displays chapel hire charges by type and price.
Type Price
Chapel hire (for burials) (per hour or part thereof) $223
Additional chapel hire (beyond the first hour) (per hour or part thereof) $378
Chapel hire (for memorial services) (per hour or part thereof) $369

Viewings will be included in your first hour of chapel hire. Viewing outside your chapel hire time can be arranged for an additional charge of $369.

Crematorium surcharges and overtime fees

Crematorium operating hours are 8am-4.30pm Monday to Friday. Any services outside normal operating hours are subject to surcharges.

This table provides crematorium surcharges and overtime fees by type and price.
Type Price
Weekday overtime (for each 30 minutes) $249
Saturday (per service provided) $530
Sunday (per service provided) $689
Public holidays (per service provided) $989

Catering facility and menu options

Catering is available at three Council cemeteries. When ordering catering, it is important to note the following:

  • only food provided by the caterers will be permitted on the premises
  • uneaten food may not be taken from the premises
  • includes gluten free (GF) options
  • BYO beverages are not permitted
  • Where numbers exceed the original estimate of guests for catering, the caterer will approach the family contact to discuss options.

Catering facility

Pinnaroo, Mt Gravatt and Hemmant Cemeteries

This table provides catering facility charges including facility hire and price.
Facility hire Price
Reception room hire (per hour or part thereof)  $125
Reception room hire (beyond the first hour, includes caterer's fee) $209

Memorial menu options

Packages Price

Bronze Package (minimum 30 guests)
Chefs selection of sweet treats - mini muffins, cakes and slices, buttermilk scones with jam and chantilly cream.
Beverages - Tea and coffee buffet with juice selection and iced water.

$14.20 per guest

Silver Package (minimum 30 guests)
Chefs selection of sweet treats - warmed danishes, cakes and slices, buttermilk scones with jam and chantilly cream.
Selection of triangle sandwiches - freshly made soft white and wholemeal sandwiches filled with everyone's favourite traditional fillings.
Fresh fruit platter - sliced market fresh fruit selection.
Beverages - Tea and coffee buffet with juice selection and iced water.

$21.90 per guest

Gold Package (minimum 30 guests)
Chefs selection of sweet and savoury treats - mini muffins, cakes and slices, savoury scones with whipped butter, petite pies.
Daily selection of gourmet wraps - soft tortilla wraps filled with assorted meat and salad fillings.
Farmhouse cheese platter - selection of hard and soft cheese, dried fruit nuts and crackers.
Fresh fruit platter - sliced market fresh fruit selection.
Beverages - Tea and coffee buffet with juice selection and iced water.

$28.50 per guest

Create your own menu

Platters serve approximately 10 guests, minimum spend $350.

Platter Price 

Glass Paper Rolls (2p) gf/v
Poached chicken, rice noodles, shredded salad, hoisin

$82.50 per platter
Point Sandwiches
Freshly made soft white and wholemeal sandwiches filled with everyone's favourite traditional fillings
$75.90 per platter
Just Wraps
Soft tortilla breads filled with gourmet cold cut meats and salad
$93.50 per platter
Mini Baguette
Crispy chicken, BLT, pulled pork or roast pumpkin
$55 per platter
Hot Favourites
Crispy and warm petite pies, mini sausage rolls, quiche
$100 per platter

Antipasto Platter
Salami, Marinated olives, feta, artichokes, roasted capsicum, sun dried tomato, hommus, breads

$137.50 per platter

Deli Board
Smoked ham, roast beef, spiced chicken, cheddar cheese, boiled eggs, roasted capsicum, salad, condiments, crusty breads

$210.50 per platter

Hot Buffet
Beef stroganoff, sweet potato mash, vegetable lasagne, caesar salad, dinner rolls

$250 per buffet

Cheese and Fruit Platter $93.50 per platter
Petite Croissants
Warmed savoury filling
$77 per platter
Danishes
Crispy glazed and filled pastries
$66 per platter
House Baked Scones
Berry jam and chantilly cream
$44 per platter
Cookies and Biscuits $27.50 per platter
Cakes and Slices $44 per platter
Brownies $55 per platter

Terms and conditions

Memorial and create your own package prices include equipment and staff for a one hour duration in the cemetery catering facility rooms. Catering room hire fees are payable directly to Brisbane City Council.

Please discuss with your Funeral Director if you require any additions to the standard one hour package time frame. Additional charges apply for room hire and staff beyond one hour.

Prices listed are inclusive of GST.

10 % of menu items will be Vegetarian – additional dietary requirements are available.

All pricing valid until 31 December 2019.

Last updated:17 July 2019