Cemeteries and crematoria

Cemeteries and crematoria. Our council cemeteries are designed to strengthen and support a sense of community, reflect the history of local pioneers and cultures that founded and influenced our city, while also providing areas for conservation and biodiversity protection.

Auckland Council manages 52 active cemeteries with grounds covering 290 hectares from Rodney in the north to Franklin in the south.

These range in choice from local cemeteries for burial and ash interment, to regional facilities that provide a wide selection of services that include beautifully appointed chapels, crematoria, function lounges and on-site administration offices. 


Major regional cemeteries

Manukau Memorial Gardens 'A place to remember'

Since 1932 Manukau Memorial Gardens has catered to the needs of Auckland’s diverse communities. The cemetery and crematoria are set amongst 42 hectares of beautiful park like grounds where family and friends can gather to farewell and reflect on the life of a loved one.

Find out more about Manukau Memorial Gardens.

North Shore Memorial Park

North Shore Memorial Park is set in landscaped grounds with rolling grassy slopes leading to picturesque Lucas Creek. The park is a tranquil retreat and the site of one of the largest cemeteries in the Auckland region.

Find out more about North Shore Memorial Park.

Waikumete Cemetery

Waikumete Cemetery is a place of beauty, tranquillity, quiet reverence and rich history, which has served greater Auckland and Waitakere since 1886. It is the largest cemetery in New Zealand, while its 125 hectares also make it one of the largest public parks in the Auckland region.

Find out more about Waikumete Cemetery.


Cemetery locations

For information on local cemeteries, services available and opening times in your local area, please view cemetery locations.


Cemetery fees

Cemetery fees (PDF 266KB)


Cemetery forms

Application for burial, ash, interment, scattering of ashes (PDF 59KB)
Application for cremation (PDF 421KB)
Application for monumental permit (PDF 56KB)
Authority to open a pre-purchased or occupied plot (PDF 55KB)
Burial plot maintenance agreement (PDF 79KB)
Certificate of medical practictioner to cremate (PDF 437KB)
Permission to cremate (PDF 237KB)
Register of cremation (PDF 243KB)


Cemetery records

Search databases and view burial records and cemetery records to locate family and loved ones.