Castle Hill Cemetery

Castle Hill Cemetery

Castle Hill Cemetery is located on Gilbert Road, Castle Hill - a unique haven located within a tranquil 8.2ha bushland setting. The Cemetery is managed and controlled by The Hills Shire Council and caters for all types of interments including burials, above ground and ashes.



History of local Cemeteries

Read about the history of Castle Hill Cemetery and other local cemeteries, view some of the the headstones and explore some of the stories that lie behind them - visit the Library's Hills Voices Online Section.

Castle Hill Cemetery Map(PDF, 2MB)



Opening Hours

Gates are normally open from 6am until 6pm - 7 Days a Week, and from 6am - 8pm during Daylight Saving Time.



Enquiries and Appointments

There is no office located at the cemetery. All enquiries should be directed to The Hills Shire Council on +61 2 8848 6724 or by visiting Council's Administration Centre at 3 Columbia Court, Baulkham Hills 2153. 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. 



Sections Available

  • Crypts (Contact details will be provided)
  • Vaults (Contact details will be provided)
  • Columbarium Wall (Ashes)
  • Burial Plots (new Independent General Section)



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 2016)

Prices are reviewed annually effective from 1 July each year. (All prices include GST)

Lawn Burial Plots* $4,400
Out-Of-Area Fee - All Burial Plots (inc Vault Sites)* $1,320 (must provide photo ID)
Monumental Burial Plots* $7,150
Ash Lawn Burial Plots* $2,860
Columbarium Wall Niches* $3,477
Vault Sites (Land Only)*
2.4m x 4.0m *
3.5m x 4.0m *
4.0m x 4.0m *
Installation of Lawn Plaques $220
Installation of Wall Plaques $220
Removal of Spoil from Burial Site $330
Interment of Burials
$1,100 (GST N/A)
Interment of Ashes
One-off Perpetual Maintenance Fee $715
Transfer of Right of Burial $94 (GST N/A)
Permit to Erect Monumental Masonry $520 (GST N/A) per plot
Supply & Installation of Sloper & Plaque Placement
$440 (GST N/A) per plot

Search of Cemetery Records - Admin Only

Search of Cemetery Records requires site visit - $127

$50 (GST N/A)

*Perpetual Burial Sites

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.



Forms and Guidelines

Application for the Erection of a Memorial Stone Monument or Kerb(PDF, 116KB)

Requirement Information & Guidelines for the Construction of Monuments(PDF, 107KB)



For further enquiries call The Hills Shire Council on +61 2 8848 6724.