Cemetery and crematorium facilities and services
Lismore City Council's cemeteries and crematorium honour residents who've made Lismore and its Villages the diverse and vibrant community it is today.
Council manages 6 cemeteries and a crematorium catering for burials, cremations and memorials for cremated remains. Lismore Memorial Gardens is the largest cemetery offering a range of burial and memorialisation options and is the location of the Lismore Crematorium.
Council provides a number of other cemeteries in urban, rural and village settings that give residents the option to be buried and memorialised closer to their homes.
Council continually upgrades and expands its cemetery and crematorium centres to meet the needs of the community.
Lismore Memorial Gardens
Owned and operated by Lismore City Council, the Lismore Memorial Gardens has been servicing the Lismore district and surrounding communities since 1966. Over these 55 years the lawn cemetery has been sympathetically landscaped and now boasts a magnificent floral display.
The Lismore Memorial Gardens at Goonellabah are located on Skyline Road.
The grounds of the Lismore Memorial Gardens are open to the public from 5am to 9pm every day of the year. Our friendly, caring staff will assist you in the choice of memorials or provide information on the location of a particular memorial or grave.
Please feel free to visit and enjoy the well-tended and tranquil lawns and gardens any time.
Contact Lismore Memorial Gardens to discuss what services we offer to suit your family’s needs regarding burials, cremations, memorial services and memorialisation. The Lismore Memorial Gardens, Crematorium and Cemeteries office is located at the Lismore Memorial Gardens and is open from 9am to 3pm Monday to Thursday or phone 1300 87 83 87 for enquires or to make an appointment.
A information booklet outlining information on each cemetery, memorial options and services can be downloaded here.
Lismore Memorial Gardens provides cremation services for residents. The crematorium is operated by Lismore City Council Staff as a service to the community. The crematorium also allows for cremations without a memorial service.
Ashes from the cremation can be collected by the family at Council’s Office or returned to funeral directors. The ashes are placed in a plastic canaster with a name plate attached.
East Lismore Cemetery
The East Lismore Cemetery is the oldest operational cemetery in Lismore. The East Lismore Cemetery allows for large traditional granite and concrete memorials. Lismore City Council still permits burials in this cemetery.
Located south of the Wyrallah locality the Tucki Cemetery offers scenic views to the surrounding farmland and sugar cane farms and cattle are grazed in surrounding paddocks. The Tucki Cemetery offers traditional memorial burial plots and has a niche wall for ashes interment.
Located on the edge of the Bexhill township, Bexhill Cemetery is located next to the open air cathedral that can be used for a memorial service.
Located on the southern side of Dunoon the Dunoon Cemetery offers traditional memorial burial plots and plots along a concrete beam.
Located on the northern side of Nimbin the Nimbin Cemetery offers fantastic views of the surrounding country side and the hills around Nimbin. Nimbin Cemetery allows for traditional memorial burial plots and has a garden for ashes interment.
Located at the locality of Aphadale, the Alphadale Cemetery offers traditional memorial burial plots.
The Bushland Cemetery provides for simple and informal funerals within the natural bush lands of the Lismore Memorial Gardens. The Bushland Cemetery allows for both burials and interment of ashes.
The Bushland Cemetery is located in a landscape of remnant open forest dominated by forest redgum. A maintenance and rehabilitation program is in place to ensure the Bushland Cemetery site is conserved into the long term.
The Bushland Cemetery allows for protection and conservation of local flora and fauna while still allowing a family to celebrate the life of their loved ones. All burials are GPS marked and you can choose to identify the burial plot with a natural stone and plaque, just a stone or no memorial at all.
Only coffins made from biodegradable materials such as plantation pine, recycled cardboard or woven wicker can be buried in the Bushland Cemetery.
More information about the Bushland Cemetery can be found in the brochure that can be downloaded here.
Plaques and headstones
Lismore City Council offers a range of plaques for lawn and lawn beam graves at Council's cemeteries. Find out how to arrange a headstone for a grave in a monument area or historical cemetery by contacting Council.
Plaques for graves and cremated remains
Plaques for lawn graves and lawn beam graves are mounted on a concrete base and installed directly onto the lawn or beam. Granite bases are available for an additional charge.
There are various standard plaque sizes dependent on weather the plaque is for a grave, garden or niche wall memorial
Optional extras to consider with lawn grave plaques include:
- emblem features
- glass or steel plaques with images that can be designed to personalise the individual.
Inscriptions directly onto granite bases are also available.
Plaques take approximately four to six weeks for completion and placement on the grave.
Headstones for graves in rural or historical cemeteries can be arranged through an authorised monument stonemason. Headstones can be constructed on a grave six to 12 months after the burial, depending on the style of headstone. The monument stonemason you select will advise you on the timeframe and apply through Council for the permit to construct the headstone.
The maintenance of headstones and plaques are the responsibility of the family and descendants.
In order to better manage the Lismore Memorial Gardens lawn cemetery Council has developed Trinket Guidelines. These have been created to reduce the amount of breakable trinkets migrating to lawn areas and to improve the overall appearance of the cemetery. The procedure still allows family to place items on headstones but places restrictions on glass, potted plants and solar lighting.
A copy of the Trinket Guidelines can be found here.
Lismore Lawn Cemetery and Memorial Gardens Register
Lismore City Council has created a register of all those who have been buried or cremated at the Lismore Memorial Gardens. You can search through the register by entering a name or part therefore. The register can be accessed here.
For more information or bookings please visit the Lismore Memorial Gardens, Crematorium and Cemeteries office is located at the Lismore Memorial Gardens and is open from 9am to 3pm Monday to Thursday or phone 02 6625 0500 for enquires or to make an appointment.