Canberra's public cemeteries

Canberra's public cemeteries are administered by the ACT Public Cemeteries Authority, an independent, self-funded statutory authority, which reports to the ACT Government through the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services. The cemeteries are planned and managed to meet as many of the communities needs as possible.


Visitors Please Note - Very Wet Conditions

Please be aware that due to the very high levels of recent rainfall, conditions in our cemeteries and in particular lawn areas, are very wet and soft underfoot. We ask customers for their patience should there be any delays in the preparations for burials. We also ask for your understanding should there be any delays in maintenance activities such as mowing. It is very difficult at the moment for us to present our cemeteries to their best condition.

Very importantly, we ask that visitors take care, particularly where there is bare and muddy soil or water underfoot as this may render places that are normally safe, somewhat hazardous.

It would also be of great service if visitors would not park vehicles on the grass and be understanding of those who may block the way for short periods. Alternatively please park in designated parking areas and main roads. Maps are available at our offices and on the web.

Gungahlin Cemetery

Local ducks enjoying the lake at Gungahlin Cemetery

The Gungahlin Cemetery was opened in 1979 and is extensively landscaped. A large lake and many bird species help create a tranquil and peaceful environment.

Hall Cemetery

Picturesque rock wal at Hall Cemetery

Hall Cemetery is a small rural cemetery, mainly for the long time residents of the Hall Region. It is divided into religious denominations .


Woden Cemetery

The ornate front gates of Woden Cemetery

The Woden Cemetery was opened in 1936 and closed in 1979. Re-opened in March 1999, this formally planned cemetery features many stately mature trees and offers lawn and monumental burial sites in different religious and general areas.

Burial Schedule

This information is updated daily. Please note that private funerals are not displayed.