Public Cemeteries

There are five public cemeteries located in the Nambucca Valley at Nambucca HeadsMacksvilleBowravilleEungai Creek and Argents Hill.  The cemetery located at Blackbutt Creek is an historic cemetery.

All public cemeteries are administered by Council and require approvals prior to undertaking any work within the cemetery areas.

Council maintains a register of interments in each cemetery and issues approvals for headstones and monuments erected on individual grave sites. The maintenance of approved headstones and monuments remains the responsibility of the person who holds the right of burial for the plot.

Reservations for burial plots within the public cemeteries must be made with Council, with the exception of Macksville Cemetery and Nambucca Heads Cemetery. All remaining available burial sites are allocated in the new General Lawn Beam sections as "at need" only and next available.

Please view the map of Macksville Cemeteries Lawn Beam section here(PDF, 202KB). Maps of Nambucca Heads are still to come but are situated at the Northern and Eastern sides of the Cemetery.

Columbarium walls

Columbarium Walls have been erected in the following cemeteries for the interment of ashes: Nambucca Heads, Macksville, Bowraville and Eungai Creek/Unkya.

Niche reservations may be made in the columbarium walls by contacting Council’s Administration Centre on (02) 6568 2555.

Private Cemeteries

Details to be submitted with a development application(PDF, 207KB) to establish a private burial area within the Nambucca Valley.

NSW Health Guidelines

Cemetery Forms