Cemeteries

Narromine Shire Council is responsible for all interments, reservations, and liaison with funeral directors, record keeping, genealogy enquiries, ongoing maintenance and asset improvement. Council acts as the cemetery authority in accordance with all legislative requirements relating to these cemeteries. Each operational cemetery has both burial sites and ashes memorial options.

Council cemeteries are located at: 

Narromine CemeteryOperationalCorner Nellie Vale and Tomingley Roads, NarromineFollow link to Map of Narromine Cemetery
Trangie CemeteryOperationalTrangie Cemetery Road, TrangieFollow link to Map of Trangie Cemetery
Tomingley Cemetery OperationalBiridoo Street, TomingleyFollow link to Map of Tomingley Cemetery
Bundemar Cemetery Closed for burials 
Follow link to Map of Bundemar Cemetery
Old Dandaloo CemeteryClosed for burialsGundong Street, DandalooFollow link to Map of Old Dandaloo Cemetery
Dandaloo CemeteryClosed for burialsBulbodny Street, DandalooFollow link to Map of Dandaloo Cemetery

Frequently asked questions and answers

Trying to make decisions about your own burial, or that of a loved one, can be emotional, quite confronting and confusing. To help you better understand, here are some answers to frequently asked questions to assist through this difficult time.

How do I purchase or reserve a burial site or niche?

Sometimes it’s best to visit the cemetery you would like to purchase or reserve your plot in and select location – either a burial site or niche wall. Because some locations may already be sold or reserved, it’s ideal if you identify a few alternate options. Once you have made some decisions, contact Council’s Cemetery Team on 02 6889 9999 who will be able to confirm:

Once the site has been confirmed you will need to do one of the following:

  1. To purchase a Perpetual Interment Right submit a completed application form to Council along with photo identification attached or call to arrange an appointment.
  2. To reserve an Interment Right submit a completed application form to Council along with photo identification or call to arrange an appointment.

Once payment is made Council will issue an Interment Right Certificate.

What is an Interment Right?

An interment right is a contract between a cemetery operator (Council) and a right holder/s (Grantee/s) permitting the Grantee/s to be buried in a particular location in a cemetery.

What if I change my mind, can I transfer my Perpetual Interment Right to another person or relinquish to Council?

Yes, you are able to transfer your perpetual interment right to another person or relinquish to Council by completing and submitting to Council a Transfer Interment Right by Holder application form.

Are there any other options to transfer a Perpetual Interment Right?

Yes, there are 2 other options for transferring a perpetual interment right.

  1. The holder of an interment right may bequeath the right as part of their personal estate. The person who benefits from the bequest does not become the holder of the right until a Transfer Interment Right as a Bequest application is submitted to Council for processing.
  2. Rules of intestacy apply when interment rights are not bequeathed. A person to whom an interment right devolves as a result of intestacy does not become the holder of the right until a Transfer Perpetual Interment Right as Result of Intestacy application has been completed and submitted to Council for processing.

Guide to Interment Rights

The NSW Cemeteries and Crematoria Agency has a Consumer Guide to the Interment Rights System for NSW. To view a copy of the guide please click here.

How do I organise a burial?

Start by engaging the services of a Funeral Director who will make the necessary arrangements with Council. Your Funeral Director must complete and lodge a Burial Application form prior to the funeral/burial taking place. Once processed Council will issue the Funeral Director with an Order for Interment.

What is an Order for Interment?

An order for interment is issued only at the time of death. This order is required prior to any interment (burial) in Council’s cemeteries. It indicates that Council authorises a funeral director to bury a deceased person or inter ashes in a particular location in its cemetery. The funeral director must complete and lodge an application prior to the funeral/burial.

Cemetery Fees and Charges

Council’s current Cemetery Fees and Charges are below

Cemetery Fees and Charges

What size is a standard grave?

The standard size for a grave differs in certain areas of the cemetery and is shown below:

How many interments are allowed in one grave?

A maximum of 2 full body interments and up to 4 cremated remains interments are allowed in the one grave.

What do I need to do to inter ashes?

You will need to complete and submit an Application to Inter Ashes form to Council for processing. Ashes can be interred into a grave or in one of Council’s Memorial Niche Walls. The design and purchase of cemetery plaques can be organised by Council. For further information please contact Council’s Customer Service & Payment Centre on 02 6889 9999.

How do I organise a headstone or memorial?

Start by selecting a Licenced Stonemason, and together submit an Application for Monumental Works to Council for approval. Headstone specifications apply in the lawn sections of Council’s Cemeteries and must be adhered to. No works are to be carried out in Council cemeteries without written approval.

Headstone specifications differ in the lawn sections of Council’s Cemeteries. Further information can be obtained by contacting Council’s Customer Service & Payments Centre.

Monuments/Headstones or Memorials must be constructed in accordance with the Australian Standard AS 4204 -2019.

Floral tributes, ornaments and memorials

To enable Council staff to carry out regular maintenance of the lawn cemetery any floral tributes, ornaments and memorials must be placed on the concrete headstone beam. Any floral tributes, ornaments and memorials found on the lawn will be removed and relocated to the concrete beam or discarded if they have deteriorated to such an extent as to detract from the appearance of the cemetery. Glass and other items that Council deems to be a safety hazard are not permitted and if necessary, will be removed.

No trees, shrubs or flowers are to be planted by the public in Council cemeteries.

Perpetual Maintenance of the Cemetery

All grounds maintenance at Council’s cemeteries will be undertaken by Council staff, or official contractors. The lawn section of the cemetery will be mown and the edges trimmed on a regular basis.

Council will regularly check all new gravesites and if required organise for them to be topped up with soil.

Monument  ownership and all the responsibilities therein, reside with the Grantee or his or    her successor/s to the grave.

How do I look up deceased records?

Deceased records for Narromine Cemetery can be found by following the link https://opusxc.opusxenta.com/ and selecting Deceased Search. Type in the surname of the person you are looking for in the box provided and hit return. Any burials in that name will be listed. Select the view button to access the information on the deceased person.

Council is currently working on the burial records for Trangie Cemetery.

Additional family history information may be available by phoning Council on 02 6889 9999 or by emailing mail@narromine.nsw.gov.au

Family History

We need your help!

Before 1968 trustees managed cemeteries in the Narromine Shire. During the trustee era, record keeping took many forms. Some records are accurate. Others are incomplete, missing or incorrect.

Our aim is to improve the quality of records on the cemetery register. If you find errors or missing facts please let us know by calling 02 6889 9999 or by emailing mail@narromine.nsw.gov.au