Sackville Cemetery

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Sackville Cemetery is located on approximately 2Ha of bushland on Sackville Ferry Road, Sackville North.

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.

 

2023/24 Pricing - Sackville Cemetery

Prices are reviewed annually. Pricing below is effective from 1 July, 2023 (All prices include GST).

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

 

Unit

Cost Incl. GST

Grave Site (incl. concrete sloper and plaque installation)

per site

$4,840

Attend interment incl. the reinstatement of grave

each

$2,185

Attend interment of ashes

each

$490

Columbarium Wall (incl. plaque purchase and installation)

per placement

$2,430

Installation of Plaque (incl. sloper)

per plaque

$1,460

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

$306

Application for a new inscription

each

$306

Permission to erect a monument on a grave

each

$610

DA charges apply for building of vaults

each

 

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

each

$406

Surcharge: Weekends in addition to the interment fee

 

$422

Surcharge: Public holidays in addition to the interment fee

 

$528

 

Exhumation - Removal of Deceased

 

Unit

Cost Incl. GST

Exhumation Fee (excl. Grave Digging charges)

per deceased

$1,825

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 weekdays and after 12.30pm weekends and public holidays a late fee of $406 (incl. GST) will apply.
    • For weekends a surcharge of $422 will apply in addition to the interment fee.
    • For public holidays, a surcharge of $528 will apply in addition to the interment fee.

    • Direct Deposit Details
      • Bank: NAB, Account No: 509201761, BSB: 082 155, Reference: Cemetery (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, 686KB)

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 (please note: cash and cheques are no longer accepted at our customer services centres).

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

 


 

Sackville Cemeteries - 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 and Sackville cemeteries.  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.

Cemetery Operating Guidelines(PDF, 572KB)

 

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 will apply. For weekends and public holidays a surcharge will apply.

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

Sackville Cemetery Adopted Masterplan (May 2017)(PDF, 13MB)*

*The works program for Sackville Cemetery available on this page has not been confirmed. Approvals from the Local Aboriginal Land Council and Development Consent are yet to be granted.

 

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

Cemetery Operating Guidelines(PDF, 572KB)

Cemeteries Customer Service Charter(PDF, 743KB)

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

Online application for a 'Copy of Entry in Cemetery Operator’s Register'