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COVID-19 Alert Level 3

At Alert Level 3: Step 1 you can travel throughout Auckland for exercise and recreation outdoors. Our early childhood centres are open for enrolled children only.

Customer-facing facilities like leisure centres, community venues, customer service centres and libraries will remain closed until further notice. Essential services will continue.

Wear a face covering, use the NZ COVID Tracer app, maintain a 2m physical distance, wash your hands, and stay home if you are sick.

For the information about council services and closures, visit the COVID-19 section

To learn more about Auckland Council's response to COVID-19, visit OurAuckland


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Burial or cremation fee guide

Burial costs

It's difficult to give an overall cost for an average burial.

Some of the costs involved

Cost of a burial plot

The cost ranges from $2349 to $6613 for a plot that allows for two body burials and up to eight sets of ashes.

Burial plots can be purchased in advance in most cemeteries, but if no burial has taken place within 60 years of purchase, the plot returns to the ownership of the council.

Digging fees

Digging fees range from $1108 to $1860 and must be paid at the time of the burial.

Additional fees

Additional fees apply for burials on weekends, public holidays, and after hours.

In addition to the cemetery fees there will be costs for:

  • the funeral director
  • embalming (if chosen)
  • casket or shroud
  • flowers
  • celebrant
  • venue
  • headstone.

Cremation costs

The cost of an adult cremation at a council crematorium is $589.

There are additional costs for services on weekends and public holidays.

In addition to the council fees there will be costs for:

  • the funeral director
  • cremation paperwork
  • embalming (if chosen)
  • casket or shroud
  • flowers
  • celebrant
  • venue.

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