Cemeteries and Crematorium Fees and Charges
The Council charges cover the exclusive right of burial, digging and filling in of the grave, inspection of the headstone or plaque to ensure it complies with maintenance requirements, and a percentage of the ongoing cost of cemetery upkeep. Most people pay for this through the funeral director, rather than directly to council. The full cost of running the cemeteries is subsidised from the rates as part of the community's responsibility to provide this service.
Prices include GST.
|Single plot, 2.4m x 1.2m||
|Single plot, 2.0m x 0.9m, set apart for interment of children||
|Single plot 2.0m x 0.9m, set apart for interment of children up to 5 years||$311|
|Natural Burial Plot
|Out of district - additional fee on any plot||
|Burial plot aged 12 years upwards||
|Burial plot child 1-12 years||
|Burial plot up to 1 year including stillborn||
|Saturday additional fee on any plot||$188|
|Public holiday additional fee on any plot||$495|
|Burial of cremated remains in ash plot without beam, 1.2m x 0.6m (up to four); Memorial Walk, Marsden Valley Cemetery, Wakapuaka Cemetery Lawn||
|For burial of cremated remains, in ash plot with beam, 1.2m x 0.6m (up to two) ashes, kerbs and walls Marsden Valley, Seaview, Hira and Wakapuaka cemeteries||
|Bellbird ashes lawn family plot (up to eight)||
|Out of district - additional fee on any ashes plot||
|Memorial kerb plaque only - small||$208|
|Memorial kerb plaque only - large||$550|
|Weekend additional fee on any plot||
|Public holiday - additional fee on any plot||
|Late funeral hourly rate extending after 3.30pm||
|Transfer of interest
For transfer of interest in any purchase of exclusive right of burial in any plot.
Genealogical Research - the first hour is free, thereafter a single charge is due.
|Approval of installation of plaque. Plaques are to meet the Council's specifications and bylaws.||$66|
|Adult cremation after hours, or Saturday||
|Adult cremation Sunday or public holiday with agreement from operator||$903|
|Child cremation (1 - 12 years)||$481|
|Child cremation after hours or Saturday||$542|
|Child cremation Sunday or public holiday with agreement from operator||$601|
|Stillborn/ New born (under 1 year)||$0|
|Chapel hire - Committal*||
|Chapel hire - Full service**||$286|
* A committal service is a brief ceremony to farewell the deceased. It usually has a duration of around 15 minutes.
** A full service has a duration between 30 minutes and two hours.
Please note: The Crematorium at Wakapuaka, operated by Nelson City Council does not offer a pet cremation service. A privately operated pet cremation service is available to veterinarians and the public.