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 2020. All fees include GST.

Surchages will apply for services outside of cemetery operating hours Monday to Friday 7.30am to 4.30pm.

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, category and price.
Grave type Category Price
* Lawn grave Pinnaroo, Mt Gravatt and Hemmant Cemeteries $4687
Historical monumental and lawn grave (where availability exists) 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 for ashes interment only Pinnaroo, Mt Gravatt and Hemmant $2880
Historical cemeteries (where availability exists) Refer to list of historical cemeteries $4797

Grave prices including two burials

Purchases can be made for graves including two burials. Please contact our cemetery offices for information.

Interment prices

Fee for opening grave sites/digging.

Table contains interment prices represented by interment type, category 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

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) $223

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) $378

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 $378.

Chapel hire includes the option of streaming your service at no extra cost.

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

Winter memorial menu 

Packages Price

Amethyst Package (minimum 30 guests)
Chefs selection of treats - slices, lamingtons and petite savoury filled croissant.
Beverages - Tea selection, Merlo brewed coffee and hot chocolate buffet with orange juice and iced water.

$14.95 per guest

Emerald Package (minimum 30 guests)
Chefs selection of treats – mixed danishes, petite lamingtons and mini muffins.
Selection of hot favourites - petite filled pies, mini sausage roll and two bite spinach and feta parcel.
Fresh fruit platter - sliced market fresh fruit selection.
Beverages - Tea selection, Merlo brewed coffee and hot chocolate buffet with orange juice and iced water.

$22.50 per guest

Create your own menu

Options exist to create your own menu. Please liaise with your funeral director to discuss.

Memorial Platters serve approximately 10 -12 guests, minimum platter spend $400.

Terms and conditions

Prices for set packages (Amethyst and Emerald) and Memorial Platters 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. A 15% surcharge applies to bookings on a Sunday and all Public Holidays.

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

All pricing valid until 31 December 2020.

Last updated: 16 November 2020