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 monuments and vaults.

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

The below costs are effective from 1 July 2016. All fees include GST.

Burials

Grave prices including one burial

Includes plot, first interment and maintenance

Required field Price includes standard plaque

Grave type Category Price
Lawn grave
 
Pinnaroo, Mt Gravatt and Hemmant Cemeteries $3,620
Historical monumental and lawn grave
 
Refer to list of historical cemeteries $6,025
Monumental grave with in-ground foundation
 
Mt Gravatt Cemetery only $4,465
Grave with above ground foundation
 
Russian section of Mt Gravatt Cemetery only $5,430
Hemmant baby cemetery
 
Grave for under 8 yearsRequired field $1,160
Grave for ashes interment only
 
Pinnaroo, Mt Gravatt and Hemmant $2,675
Historical cemeteries $4,460

Grave prices including two burials

Includes plot, first and second interment and maintenance

Grave type Category Price
Lawn grave
 
Pinnaroo, Mt Gravatt and Hemmant Cemeteries $5,453
Double burial (two burials at same time) $4,390
Monumental grave Mt Gravatt and Hemmant Cemeteries $5,686
Historical monumental and lawn grave Refer to list of historical cemeteries $7,975
Grave with in-ground foundation Mt Gravatt Cemetery only $6,375
Grave with above ground foundation Russian section of Mt Gravatt Cemetery only $7,291

Please 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 $2,120
Monumental grave
 
Mt Gravatt and Hemmant Cemeteries $2,245
Historical lawn or monumental grave
 
Refer to list of historical cemeteries $2,370
Ashes interments in grave (all cemeteries)   $459
Two sets of ashes interments in grave (at same time)   $485
Ashes placed in coffin at time of burial   $48

Vault prices

Above ground vaults available at Mt Gravatt Cemetery only.

Vault type Price
Standard position  $17,765
Outside position  $26,315
Superior position $33,750
Supervision charge $310
Scaffolding hire fee on application
Plan approval (above ground vaults only) $387

Monumental prices

Monumental type Price
Monumental permit fee $570
Permit fee when foundation is in place $340
Minor renovation $290
Minor works/site inspection fee $97
Plan approval $387

Other burial fees

Type Price
Conversion of public grave to private $2,410
Sand backfill - 10cm above coffin (Mt Gravatt only) $200
Sand backfill - lawn area only (Mt Gravatt only) $542
Test dig for family re-use $302
Administration fee (burial right transfer) $50

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.

Type Price
Weekday overtime (for each 30 mins) $302
Saturday (per burial) $1,171
Sunday (per burial) $1,313
Public holidays (per burial) $1,560

Cremation and chapel hire

Chapel service and cremation

Pinnaroo, Mt Gravatt and Hemmant Crematoriums

Type Price
Adult (over 12 years) $895
Child (2 to 12 years) $460
Infants (under 2 years) $197

Cremation only

Pinnaroo, Mt Gravatt and Hemmant Crematoriums

Type Price
Adult (over 12 years) $586
Child (2 to 12 years) $300
Infants (under 2 years) No charge
Witness cremation $196

Chapel hire

Pinnaroo, Mt Gravatt and Hemmant Crematoriums

Type Price
Chapel hire (for burials) (per hour or part thereof) $207
Additional chapel hire (beyond the first hour) (per hour or part thereof) $352
Chapel hire (for memorial services) (per hour or part thereof) $335
Private chapel/viewing (Mt Gravatt Crematorium only) (per 30 mins or part thereof) $139

Crematorium surcharges and overtime fees

Crematorium operating hours are 8.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Any services outside normal operating hours are subject to surcharges.

Type Price
Weekday overtime (for each 30 min) $231
Saturday (per service provided) $492
Sunday (per service provided) $640
Public holidays (per service provided) $919

Catering facility and menu options

Please note:

  1. Only food provided by the caterers will be permitted on the premises.
  2. Uneaten food may not be taken from the premises.
  3. 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)  $116
Reception room hire (beyond the first hour, includes caterer's fee) $329

Menu options

Menu Description Price Minimum order
Morning/afternoon tea

Decadent fruit loaves

Sliced raspberry and pear loaf with blueberry and banana bread

Signature scones

Freshly baked sultana and plain scones served with a selection of homemade jams and double cream

Gluten-free cookie selection

House baked white chocolate and macadamia cookies with our gourmet ginger biscuits

Unlimited beverages

Freshly brewed filtered coffee, selection of Pickwick teas, fresh fruit juices, iced water
$10 per guest 35 guests
Light lunch

Classic sandwiches

Freshly prepared sandwiches (white & wholemeal  bread) filled with a range of classic sandwich fillings, including leg ham, chicken breast fillet in a seeded mustard mayo with avocado, egg and lettuce, sliced corned beef with homemade relish, tuna salad - minimum of 25% vegetarian options

Gluten free Sweet treats

A selection of our most popular cakes and slices; including choc fudge brownie, carrot cake, rhubarb and apple slice, raspberry lamington sponge and our decadent orange and almond cake

Signature scones

Freshly baked plain and sultana scones served with a selection of homemade jams and double cream

Savoury scones

Smoked paprika, cheddar and chive scones, served with warm butter and house relish

Unlimited beverages

Freshly brewed filtered coffee, selection of Pickwick Teas, fresh fruit juices, iced water
$16 per guest 35 guests
Buffet lunch

Gourmet 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 sushi, rice paper rolls with dipping sauces and all your favourites:  chicken dim  sims, pork wontons, and vegetable spring rolls   

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 smoky BBQ relish and mushy peas

Mini dessert and petit four selection

Chocolate profiteroles, cherry slice, orange syrup cake, rhubarb apple and vanilla slice, caramel slice, chocolate brownie

Unlimited beverages

Freshly brewed filtered coffee, selection of Pickwick Teas, fresh fruit juices, iced water
$20 per guest 35 guests

Please 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. Please check with the caterer on site.

Platters

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

Platter description Description Price
Warmed pastry favourites

Indulge with a platter of family favourites including mini beef pies, vegetarian spring rolls, savoury sausage rolls, tempura chicken bites and beef meatballs, served with 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
Antipasto and dips (gluten-friendly) A trio of freshly prepared dips served with rice crackers and selection of pickled and marinated vegetables $50
Gluten friendly sweets
A selection of our most popular cakes and slices, including choc fudge brownie, carrot cake, rhubarb and apple slice, raspberry lamington sponge and our decadent orange and almond cake
$50

Catering surcharges

For catering being conducted or concluding beyond normal working hours (9am to 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 (per service) $305
Public holidays (per service) $305

 

01 July 2016