Castle Hill Cemetery

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Castle Hill Cemetery is managed and controlled by The Hills Shire Council and caters for all types of interments including burials, above ground and ashes.

 

 

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Following the recent upgrade of the cemetery new spaces are now available for ash burials within the new Columbarium walls.

The Columbarium has been designed in a circular manner to let in natural light, producing a halo-like effect and is located within a contemporary memorial garden.

Incorporating natural elements such as stone and greenery the columbarium provides a sheltered place where loved ones can reflect and pay their respects.

For enquiries contact The Hills Shire Council on 02 8848 6724.

 

Castle Hill Cemetery - Location

Castle Hill Cemetery is located on Gilbert Road, Castle Hill - a unique haven located within a tranquil 8.2ha bushland setting.

 

Aerial and Plot Maps

Castle Hill Aerial Section Map

 

Castle Hill Cemetery Aerial Map - Sections(PDF, 32MB)

 

Castle Hill Plot Location Map

Use this online map to locate and view plot and deceased information.

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Open the Plot Location Map

Disclaimer 

Council is currently undergoing an upgrade to its web page. Whilst care has been taken in the preparation and provision of information, some data has been inherited by Council or interpreted from very old documentation and may therefore contain some errors or omissions. For any enquiries regarding the online information please contact Council on (02) 9843 0555 or email cemetery@thehills.nsw.gov.au

 

Opening Hours

Castle Hill Cemetery gates are open from 7am until 6pm - 7 Days a Week, and from 7am - 8pm during Daylight Saving Time.

 

Enquiries and Appointments

Note: 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, Norwest 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.

 

2022/23 Pricing - Castle Hill Cemetery

Sections Available

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

 

Interments

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.

The prices below are reviewed annually and are effective from 1 July 2022 (All prices include GST).

Note: Council does not supply grave digging services, monuments or brass plaques to place onto slopers.

 

Unit

Cost Incl. GST 

Purchase of new grave in the Monumental/Headstone Area

per site

$12,755

Purchase of new grave in the Lawn Grave Area

per site

$10,060

Purchase of Ash Lawn plot (incl. ash placement, sloper and plaque installation

per site

$6,050

Attendance and administration fee for an interment into a vault, tomb or mausoleum

each

$826

Attendance of interment including the reinstatement of the site (for a grave owned prior to 1 July 2019 and including second interments)

each

$1,985

Attend interment of ashes

each

$444

Columbarium Wall (incl. one ash placement and plaque)

each

$6,380

Note: Conditions apply in regards to the lettering/size and material of plaque. Please contact the Council Cemetery Officer for more information.

Installation of Plaque

 per plaque

$310

Granite Plaque (not incl. inscription)

per plaque

$263

Supply and installation of concrete sloper and placement of plaque

each

$618

Ash Gardens (incl. one ash interment, granite plaque and installation)

each

$5,945

Vault

each

$69,235

Crypts Double

each

$48,360

Double Tomb

each

$48,360

Scattering of ashes into Ash Gardens

each

$316

Sandstone Ash Site (2 ash placements incl. plaque installation)

each

$10,910

Sandston Ash Site (4 ash placements incl. plaque installation)

each

$16,485

Memorial Wall incl. granite plaque

each

$526

 

Note: Funeral Directors are responsible for arranging the grave digging service. There is a separate charge for this service which is payable to the grave diggers directly from Family or Funeral Directors.

 

General Cemetery Charges

 

Unit

Cost Incl. GST

Transfer of Right of Burial

each

$277

Application for a new inscription

each

$277

Permission to erect a monument on a grave

each

$554

DA charges apply for building of vaults

each

 

Late Fee: After 3:30pm weekdays and after 12:30pm weekends and public holidays

each

$368

Surcharge: Weekend and public holidays in addition to the above

 

$322

 

Exhumation - Removal of Deceased

 

Unit

Cost Incl. GST

Exhumation Fee (excl. Grave Digging charges)

per deceased

$1,655

Note: For Council to repurchase unused burial plots, it will be calculated at 50% of current value or original purchase price, whichever is greater. Plots can only be sold back to Council in accordance with the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013 No. 105 Cemetery Offences relating to conduct in cemeteries Section 70 Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013 No. 105.

A person must not, without lawful authority, in a cemetery:

  • Disturb or interrupt any service, procession or cortege or;
  • Inter any human remains or scatter/inter ashes without permission from the grave owner and Council.
    • All cemetery fees stated below are charged for Monday to Friday between the hours of 9.30am and 3.30pm. Other times are by arrangement.
    • After 3.30pm, a late fee of $368 per hour (incl. GST) will apply.
    • For weekends and public holidays, a surcharge of $322 will apply in addition to the interment fee.
    • Direct Deposit Details
      • Bank: NAB, Account No: 508201761, BSB: 082 155, Reference: Cememtery (followed by your surname).
      • Please email remittance to cemetery@thehills.nsw.gov.au

 

Purchasing a Burial Site

Application Form - Purchase a Burial Site (Perpetual Interment Right)(PDF, 540KB)

An email confirming receipt and confirmation of your application will be issued upon lodgement. Payment can be made at Council's Customer Service Centre, 3 Columbia Court Norwest 2153, using cash or cheque.

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

 


 

Castle Hill Cemetery - Operating Guidelines

These Operating Guidelines guide the Council, management and staff in the approach taken to the day-to-day operation and management of Castle Hill Cemetery.  It is also a reference point for members of the public, seeking guidance in relation to the overarching framework within which The Hills Shire Council makes decisions about cemetery matters.

Castle Hill Cemetery - Operating Guidelines(PDF, 249KB)

 

Additional Information

For Council to repurchase unused burial plots, it will be dependent on the grave location/accessibilty and will be calculated at 50% of current value or original purchase price whichever is greater.

Plots can only be sold back to Council in accordance with the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013 No 105.

Offences relating to conduct in cemeteries Section 70 Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013 No 105

A person must not, without lawful authority, in a cemetery:

  • (a) disturb or interrupt any service, procession or cortege or
  • (b) inter any human remains or scatter/inter ashes without permission from the grave owner and Council.

 

All cemetery fees stated on this page are charged for Monday to Friday between the hours of 9.30am and 3.30pm. Other times are by arrangement. After 3.30pm, a late fee of $368.00 per hour (incl GST) will apply. For weekends and public holidays a surcharge of $322.00 applies.

Council does not provide grave digging services. The grave digger must be approved by Council.

Please note, genealogy searches can take between 5-10 working days unless for a request for burial.

 


 

Key Documents

Castle Hill Cemetery Adopted Masterplan (May 2017)(PDF, 7MB) 

Application for a Permit to Erect a Monument(PDF, 536KB)

Requirement Information & Guidelines for the Construction of a Memorial(PDF, 410KB)

Castle Hill Cemetery - Operating Guidelines(PDF, 249KB)

Castle Hill Cemetery Payment Form(PDF, 557KB)

Interment Permit - Castle Hill Cemetery(PDF, 530KB)