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.

 Interment Form (PDF, 64KB)

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 03 768 0250

Anisy Funeral Home
77 Shakespeare Street, Greymouth
Phone 03 768 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.

Page reviewed: 18 Jul 2018 2:35pm