Cemeteries

Hornsby Shire Council controls two small cemeteries at Brooklyn and Wisemans Ferry. However, there is no room at either cemetery for new plots and people can only be buried there if they already have a place reserved.

Arrange a burial

If you would like to arrange an internment in Brooklyn or Wisemans Ferry cemeteries please fill out the following form and lodge it with Council at least 24 hours before the burial:

It is the responsibility of the funeral company to arrange a grave digger for the plot.

Erect a memorial headstone

As both cemeteries are of heritage significance all headstones need to be in keeping with the size, style and materials of those already there.

If you wish to erect a headstone, please complete the following form and lodge it with Council:

Purchase a niche wall space

Both cemeteries have niche walls for the interment of ashes. You will be able to select your desired space, but you are advised to phone Council to make sure the space is still available.

To purchase a niche wall space, please complete one of the following forms and lodge it with Council:

Brooklyn Cemetry

Interment of ashes in a niche space

Council provides containers for ashes to be placed in the niche wall. When the ashes are ready to be interred a bronze plaque will be made to cover the opening of the niche space.

The owner of the space or the executor of that person’s estate needs to provide the wording of the plaque, usually up to 10 lines.

Once the plaque is ready for installation the ashes will need to be left with Council for the interment to take place. You will be notified when this has been completed.

To organise the interment of ashes at Brooklyn or Wisemans Ferry cemeteries, fill out the following form and lodge it with Council:

Last updated: 07 Jun 2017