Cemeteries and crematoria fees and charges | Brisbane City Council

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 2018. All fees include GST.

Burials

Grave prices including one burial

Includes plot, first interment and maintenance.

* Price includes standard plaque and one interment.

Grave type Category Price
* Lawn grave Pinnaroo, Mt Gravatt and Hemmant Cemeteries $4465
Historical monumental and lawn grave Refer to list of historical cemeteries $6325
Monumental grave Mt Gravatt and Hemmant Cemeteries $3925
Monumental grave with in-ground foundation Mt Gravatt Cemetery only $4685
Grave with above ground foundation Russian section of Mt Gravatt Cemetery only $5700
Hemmant baby cemetery * Grave for under eight years $1220
Grave for ashes interment only Pinnaroo, Mt Gravatt and Hemmant $2810
Historical cemeteries $4680

Grave prices including two burials

Includes plot, first and second interment and maintenance.

* Price includes standard plaque and two interments.

Grave type Category Price
* Lawn grave Pinnaroo, Mt Gravatt and Hemmant Cemeteries $6495
Double burial (two burials at same time) $4610
Monumental grave Mt Gravatt and Hemmant Cemeteries $5970
Historical monumental and lawn grave Refer to list of historical cemeteries $8370
Grave with in-ground foundation Mt Gravatt Cemetery only $6695
Grave with above ground foundation Russian section of Mt Gravatt Cemetery only $7650

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

Interment prices

Fee for opening grave sites/digging.

Interment type Category Price
Lawn grave Pinnaroo, Mt Gravatt and Hemmant Cemeteries $2225
Monumental grave Mt Gravatt and Hemmant Cemeteries $2355
Historical lawn or monumental grave Refer to list of historical cemeteries $2490
Vault grave   $325
Ashes interments in grave (all cemeteries)   $482
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.

Vault type Price
Standard position $18,645
Outside position $27,620
Superior position $35,425
Scaffolding hire fee on application

Monument prices

Monument type Price
Monument permit fee $600
Permit fee when foundation is in place $357
Minor renovation $305
Minor works/site inspection fee $102

Other burial fees

Type Price
Conversion of public grave to private $2530
Sand backfill - 10 cm above coffin (Mt Gravatt only) $210
Sand backfill - lawn area only (Mt Gravatt only) $569
Test dig for family re-use $317
Administration fee (burial right transfer) $52
Granite/plaque installation fee $120
Exhumation $2730

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.

Type Price
Weekday overtime (for each 30 minutes) $317
Saturday (per burial) $1229
Sunday (per burial) $1379
Public holidays (per burial) $1637

Cremation and chapel hire

Chapel service and cremation

Pinnaroo, Mt Gravatt and Hemmant Crematoriums.

Type Price
Adult (over 12 years) $938
Child (two to 12 years) $483
Infants (under two years) $218

Cremation only

Pinnaroo, Mt Gravatt and Hemmant Crematoriums.

Type Price
Adult (over 12 years) $615
Child (two to 12 years) $315
Infants (under two years) No charge
Witness cremation - chapel must be hired to witness a cremation at Mt Gravatt Cemetery. $206

Chapel hire

Pinnaroo, Mt Gravatt and Hemmant Crematoriums.

Type Price
Chapel hire (for burials) (per hour or part thereof) $218
Additional chapel hire (beyond the first hour) (per hour or part thereof) $369
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.

Type Price
Weekday overtime (for each 30 minutes) $243
Saturday (per service provided) $517
Sunday (per service provided) $672
Public holidays (per service provided) $965

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
  • alcohol is not permitted on Council premises.

Catering facility

Pinnaroo, Mt Gravatt and Hemmant Cemeteries

Facility hire Price
Reception room hire (per hour or part thereof)  $122
Reception room hire (beyond the first hour, includes caterer's fee) $416

Menu options

Morning/afternoon tea - minimum 35 guests - $10 per guest

Menu Description
Fruit loaves and lamingtons Sliced raspberry and pear bread with hummingbird loaf and lamington fingers.
Scones Freshly baked sultana and plain scones served with a selection of homemade jams and double cream.
Banana bread (GF) Tasty banana bread topped with mini meringue kisses.
Unlimited beverages Freshly brewed filtered coffee, selection of Pickwick teas, fresh fruit juices and iced water.

Light lunch - minimum 35 guests - $16 per guest

Menu Description
Sandwiches Freshly prepared sandwiches (white and wholemeal bread) filled with a range of classic sandwich fillings, including leg ham, chicken breast fillet with pesto cream and roasted capsicum, egg and lettuce, sliced corned beef with homemade relish, tuna salad - minimum of 25% vegetarian options.
Sweet treats (GF) A selection of our most popular cakes and slices, including brownies, carrot cake, mini muffins and our decadent orange and almond cake.
Scones Freshly baked plain and sultana scones served with a selection of homemade jams and double cream.
Savoury scones Pumpkin scones and cheese and bacon scones, served with warm butter and house relish.
Unlimited beverages Freshly brewed filtered coffee, selection of Pickwick teas, fresh fruit juices and iced water.

Buffet lunch - minimum 35 guests - $20 per guest

Menu Description
Sandwich platter Triple-decker club sandwiches and pinwheels filled with a selection of fillings, including smoked leg ham, cream cheese and sun-dried tomato and capsicum pesto, chicken breast, rocket and avocado, roast beef with house relish, Swiss cheese and baby oak lettuce.
Asian inspired tower Three-tiered platter with a range of all your favourite dim sum including chicken dim sims, pork wontons and vegetable spring rolls served with dipping sauces.
New York deli platter Southern-style chicken fillets, coleslaw with potato skins, beef meatballs, sour cream and sweet chilli sauce, tortilla crisps and salsa.
Aussie favourites Mini Angus beef pies and sausage rolls with BBQ relish and tomato sauce.
Mini dessert and petit four selection Chocolate profiteroles, cherry slice, orange syrup cake, rhubarb apple and vanilla slice, caramel slice, chocolate brownie.
Mediterranean platter (GF) A selection of cured meats, salami and locally smoked kabana served with dips, pickled and char grilled vegetables, homemade relishes, warm Turkish bread and rice crackers.
Unlimited beverages Freshly brewed filtered coffee, selection of Pickwick teas, fresh fruit juices and iced water.

Note: Council understands that it is often difficult to estimate catering numbers. Where numbers exceed this estimate, additional sliced fruit loaves and beverages will be provided and charged at $7 per additional guest. It may be possible to provide additional hot or cold foods. Check with the caterer on-site.

Platters

To be ordered as an additional item to the per-guest menu. Each platter serves about 15 guests.

Includes gluten-free (GF) options.

Platter description Description Price
Aussie favourites Our most popular platter - simply mini beef pies and sausage rolls served with tomato and BBQ sauce. $70
Mini pastries Indulge with a platter of family favourites including quiche Lorraine, spinach and fetta quiche, tempura chicken bites and beef meatballs served with dipping sauces. $70
Asian flavours A platter of curried samousas, vegetarian spring rolls, mini chicken dim sims served with a selection of Asian dipping sauces. $70
Cheese platter  Platter of Australian and imported cheeses served with our own fruit paste, dried fruit, nuts and crackers. $58
Fruit platter Fresh seasonal fruit plate served with Greek yoghurt dip. $43
Mediterranean platter (GF) A selection of cured meats, salami and locally smoked kabana served with dips, pickled and char grilled vegetables, homemade relishes, warm Turkish bread and rice crackers. $70
Sweet treats (GF) A selection of our most popular cakes and slices, including brownies, carrot cake, mini muffins and our decadent orange and almond cake. $50

Catering surcharges

For catering being conducted or concluding beyond normal working hours (9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday) surcharges will apply.

These are in addition to any applicable chapel, burial or crematorium surcharges.

Type Price
Weekday overtime (per half hour or part thereof) $45
Saturday (per hour or part thereof) $180
Sunday or public holiday (per service) $305

 

16 January 2019