Council operates and maintains the following cemeteries:

  • Howard Cemetery (PDF) (includes Columbarium and Lawn sections) - Cemetery Road, Howard
  • Maryborough Cemetery (PDF) (includes Columbarium, Garden of Rest (PDF) and Children's Memorial Garden) - Walker Street, Maryborough
  • Polson Cemetery and Columbarium (PDF) (includes the South Sea Islander Memorial and Cemetery) - Corser Street, Point Vernon
  • Tiaro Cemetery and Columbarium (PDF) - Bruce Highway, Tiaro
  • Munna Creek Cemetery - Bauple-Woolooga Road, Munna Creek
  • Deborah Cemetery - Deborah Road, Netherby (special circumstances only)
  • Nikenbah Cemetery - Aalborg Road, Nikenbah (special circumstances only)

For further information see Fraser Coast Cemeteries brochure (PDF)

Cemetery fees

All cemetery interments involve either a purchase cost of a grave, the cost of a reservation of a grave, the purchase of a garden or wall niche, or the reservation of a garden or wall niche.
An application fee is also charged for the erection of a monument or structure or the installation of a plaque.

Cemetery fees and charges 2021/2022 

Cemeteries online

Cemeteries Online allows you to view cemetery information for the Fraser Coast.
The information provided covers a period of over 150 years.

Cemeteries polson

Fact Sheets, Forms & Maps

# Name Size File Type Download
# Name Size File Type Download
# Name Size File Type Download
# Name Size File Type Download
# Name Size File Type Download
# Name Size File Type Download

Installation of new plaques or monuments

Council approval is required for the installation of new plaques or monuments.
For new plaques please submit an application form new plaque or monument (PDF) along with the prescribed fee. Once you have received the approval a  notice of intent form (PDF) must be completed and sent to the Cemetery Office at least 48 hours prior to the proposed construction commencement date.


Burial Rights

Council has developed a Burial Rights Policy (PDF) to define who the burial rights are granted to and who holds the right to nominate persons whose bodies or ashes may be interred in a Council administered grave or niche and the right to install monuments or plaques on a grave.


Funeral Directors

Funeral Directors are responsible for booking a funeral with Council.
For more information on booking a funeral please read the information for funeral directors (PDF) provided. 
An interment booking form (PDF) is available only for Funeral directors.

Friends of the Cemetery

Friends of the Cemetery volunteers work together to preserve our local cemeteries’ heritage values.
Participants are involved in monument cleaning, top dressing, weeding, plot numbering graves and assisting with garden maintenance.  The Friends of the Cemetery group aim to meet once a month on a Wednesday and Saturday.

Volunteers are provided with tools and materials to undergo the work.
If you would like to become a volunteer please complete a volunteer registration form (PDF) or for further information contact 1300 79 49 29.

Cemetery conservation 

Contact us

Cemetery Administration - Maryborough Garden of Rest Cemetery, Walker Street, Maryborough
Phone - 1300 79 49 29
Email -  cemeteries@frasercoast.qld.gov.au