Council's cemeteries range from quiet rural settings to more traditional urban surroundings. We aim to provide adequate and appropriate places for interment and quiet remembrance. Provision of burial plots and niches in our Columbarium Walls/Gardens can be purchased in advance (reservations) or for immediate use.
Operational cemeteries are located in the following suburbs, click on the links to find out more:
How to purchase
Information on the reservation or purchase of burial plots at Council's cemeteries.
Requirements when purchasing a plot at one of Council's cemeteries.
Anna Bay Lawn Cemetery
Located in a bushland setting, the Anna Bay Lawn Cemetery this area provides a quiet peaceful place to remember loved ones.
Birubi Point Historic Cemetery
Overlooking the ocean from the headland at Birubi Point, this historic cemetery offers a spectacular view and a piece of history. It is the scene of many shipwrecks the graves of unknown sailors make this a historical treat.
Carumbah Memorial Gardens
These gardens are set in a quiet bushland setting with views over Nelson Bay. Ashes and plaques are interred in the columbarium walls and in the ground of the garden beds.
Hinton Pioneer Cemetery
Hinton Pioneer Cemetery is a historic cemetery set in a rural environment amongst the paddocks in Hinton. Graves date back to the mid 1800's.
Karuah cemetery has a mixture of old and new graves highlighting the history of the area. Work in this cemetery is undertaken by the local community which marks its local value and heritage.
Nelson Bay Cemetery
This cemetery is located next to Carumbah Memorial Gardens in Nelson Bay and offers an insight into life and burials earlier this century.
Pioneer Hill Cemetery
This cemetery has been classified as a historic site and is located in Raymond Terrace on the edge of Boomerang Park. The oldest headstone dates back to 1840.
Raymond Terrace Cemetery
Located on the edge of Boomerang Park the Raymond Terrace Cemetery is an urban cemetery with a traditional cemetery layout.
This quiet rural cemetery has a traditional layout with a mix of new graves and, others dating back to last century.