Castle Hill Cemetery Information
Castle Hill Cemetery is a unique haven located within a tranquil bushland setting, yet centrally placed in the vibrant and growing residential suburb of Castle Hill. It is considered imperative that the peace, tranquillity and natural beauty of the cemetery is maintained and enhanced in the future. To this end a Plan of Management has been commissioned to ensure that the cemetery continues to cater for the needs of the community but also ensures the long term conservation and protection of the remnant forest.
History, Virtual Tour and Map
Take a Virtual Tour of Castle Hill Cemetery and/or read about the history of Castle Hill Cemetery, view some of the the headstones and explore some of the stories that lie behind them, courtesy of Hills Voices Online.
For a current map of the Cemetery Map please click here (2.16MB)
Management and Control
Castle Hill Cemetery is managed and controlled by The Hills Shire Council and caters for all types of interments including underground, aboveground and ashes. A volunteer S355 Committee of the Cemetery meets quarterly and, in conjunction with Council, works towards improving the appearance and facilities of the cemetery. Members of the public are invited to join the Friends and may contact the Secretary, Mike Fagan on +61 2 9634 1214.
Castle Hill Cemetery is located on Gilbert Road, Castle Hill, adjacent to the Hills District Pony Club (UBD Map 150). The Cemetery occupies 8.2ha of land much of which is covered by remnant Sydney Transition Forest.
The cemetery gates are open 7 days from 7.30am to 6.00pm except during daylight saving time when the gates are open from 7.30am to 7.30pm.
Enquiries and Appointments
There is no office located at the cemetery. All enquiries should be directed to Steve Marshall, Special Projects Officer on +61 2 9843 0126, by email email@example.com or by visiting Council's Administration Centre at 129 Showground Road, Castle Hill. The Administration Centre's opening hours are 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, and an appointment is recommended to ensure that Officers are available to attend to your enquiry.
Alternatively, a Council Officer will arrange to meet individuals and families on site, at a mutually convenient time, to assist in selecting resting places for immediate and/or future needs. Funeral arrangements need to be organised through the family's preferred funeral director.
|Muslim Lawn (contact details will be provided)
|Seventh Day Adventist General
|Crypts (contact details will be provided)
|Vaults (contact details will be provided)
||Coptic Orthodox General
|Columbarium Wall (Ashes)
Either 2 coffins or up to 4 sets of ashes can be interred in a single burial plot. Plot must be dug to double depth for 2 coffins to be interred. Double depth is not guaranteed and cannot be determined until the time of digging.
Prices (as of 1 July 2012)
Prices are reviewed annually effective from 1 July each year. (All prices include GST)
|All burial plots
|Columbarium Wall niches
|Vault Sites (Land Only)
$805 (standard 6 lines)
* Plaque prices are subject to change depending on required text and/or logos.
|Wall Niche Plaques
||$444 (standard 6 lines)
|Removal of Soil from burial site
|Re-opening for 2nd Interment
||$597 (GST N/A)
|Interment of Ashes
|One off Perpetual Maintenance Fee
|Transfer of Right of Burial
|Erection of Monumental Masonry Application
||$466 (GST N/A)
|Search of Cemetery Records
Note: Funeral Directors are responsible for arranging the grave digging service. There is a separate charge for this service which is payable to the funeral director.
Application for Permit for the Erection of a Memorial Stone, Monument or Kerb 2012 - 2013 (20.45kB)
For more information - please contact Steve Marshall, Special Projects Officer on +61 2 9843 0126 or email - firstname.lastname@example.org.
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