Grey District cemeteries.

Grey District Council manages and operates a number of cemeteries in the district. The Council’s services and facilities for burials and cremation are designed to meet a range of bereavement needs.

Cemeteries in the Grey District

Council maintains cemeteries in the following areas:

Open for interment:

  • Ahaura
  • Barrytown
  • Blackball
  • Gladstone
  • Karoro
  • Nelson Creek / Ngahere

Closed for interment:

  • Cobden
  • Greenstone
  • Maori Gully
  • Notown
  • Stillwater

Burial procedures

One of the choices families and friends need to consider is the sort of memorial they would like for the person who has died. This should be taken into account when deciding which cemetery to use.

An interment form must be completed and filed with Council prior to burial. You can download this form by clicking on the link below.

 Interment Form (63 Kb)

For further information about burial or cremation services, please contact your local funeral director or the Council.

Grey District Funeral Directors

  • Westland Funeral Services
    134 Tainui Street, Greymouth
    Phone +64 3 768 0250 
  • Anisy Funeral Home
    77 Shakespeare Street, Greymouth
    Phone + 64 3 768 5868

Pre-purchase of cemetery plots

Cemetery plots can be pre-purchased, rather than leaving the task for relatives or friends. Any funeral director can organise it for you, or you can contact the Council.


There is no requirement to place a headstone on a grave and some people leave this for many years. The Council has records of burial plots for people who want to place a headstone for someone buried several years ago.

Fees and charges

Please refer to Fees and Charges>> for burial costs and associated charges. 

Cemetery records

The Council has records of burial plots for all Grey District cemeteries. They can be searched by coming into our offices at 105 Tainui Street, Greymouth.

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