The Cloncurry Shire is home to a myriad of cemeteries, from those within the Cloncurry borders and surrounds to those abandoned mining townships within the Shire. Historical records show that some of the earliest graves located in the Cloncurry Shire are from 1867 when Cloncurry's founding father; Ernest Henry discovered copper.
Cloncurry Lawn Cemetery
Cloncurry Lawn Cemetery Map
The Cloncurry Lawn Cemetery is located next to the Cloncurry Cemetery, along Sir Hudson Fysh Drive. Graves in the lawn cemetery are dated from 1968 until the present day. All graves in the lawn cemetery face East-West and run parallel in two portions. All plaques are placed on cement headstones which are now inclined and can be purchased from Council to manage the elements' corrosive nature to the plaques. The fees and charges are listed below.
Council wishes to advise that inclined headstones with flower positioning will be used when purchasing new plaques for the cemetery.
The Cloncurry Lawn Cemetery has an interactive map, Chronicle, that allows you to search for grave sites. Linked to each grave site are personal details (such as name and DOB) and an image of the plaque. If you would like to update a plaque photo (i.e. you have a better photo of the plaque), please contact Council on 07 4742 4100 or email us at email@example.com.
Chronicle also has a feature that enables you to upload a life story about a loved one, that is linked to their grave site on the map and is available to all site users. To find out more about creating a life story, click here. If you would like to create a life story for someone on Chronicle, please contact Council.
*Please note, Council reserves the right to refuse any content on Chronicle.
Cloncurry General Cemetery
Cloncurry General Cemetery Map
The Cloncurry Lawn Cemetery is located on the corner of Sir Hudson Fysh Drive, Alice Street and Henry Street.
The Cloncurry Shire is home to a myriad of cemeteries, from those within the Cloncurry borders and surrounds, to those abandoned mining townships within the Shire. Historical records show that some of the earliest graves located in the Cloncurry Shire are from 1867 when Cloncurry's founding father, Ernest Henry, discovered copper in the area.
Dame Mary Gilmore, Matron Florence Clark and Sister Maude Gilbert (the only female nurse to die working for the Inland Mission) rest here, as well as one corner dedicated to those Afghan Cameleers who passed away while in the shire.
All of the graves face East to West, with the exception of the Cameleers who lie North to South so their faces look to Mecca.
Cloncurry Shire Council Cemetery Policy
Cloncurry Shire Council administers operating cemeteries at Cloncurry, Kajabbi, and Dajarra. The Cemeteries Policy provides a framework of regulations and guidelines to ensure that they operate in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. It helps establish standards for cemetery management, interment practices, and infrastructure, ensuring that all activities related to burial and memorialization are conducted in a lawful and appropriate manner.
- Application for a Grave (Interment of Remains) (PDF)
- Application for a Plaque (PDF)
- Application for an Incline Footstone (PDF)
- Application for Reservation of a Plot (PDF)
- Application for a Grave Search (PDF)
- Application for Permit to Erect, Install, Maintain or Repair a Memorial or Monument (PDF)
|Grave Location Search
|Interment of Ashes including application fee
|Reservation of a Grave
|Plaque - ordered by Council
|Plaque installation - Lawn Cemetery (including application fee)
|Plaque installation - Memorial Wall (including application fee)
|Burial - Monday to Friday (13 years and over)
|Burial - Second Interment - Monday to Friday (13 years and over)
|Burial - anytime (under 13 years)
|Burial - Weekend & Public Holiday - (13 years and up)
|Burial - Second Interment - Weekend & Public Holiday - (13 years and up)
|After hours back fill (after 3pm)
|Old Cemetery - Second Internment
*2023-24 Fees and Charges. Please check Fees and Charges webpage for most up to date pricing.