Fees & Charges

Plot Type


Adult $1,320
Child $660
Single Ashes $330
Single Ashes Wall $300
Double Ashes Wall $450
Deposit to reserve a plot $60

Interment Fees

Adult Burial $780
Child Burial $390
Ashes (in ground) $120
Ashes (in wall, including plaque installation) $150
Body parts Full Fee

Matamata Cemetery

Single RSA Ashes Wall (wall 1 and 2) $68
Double RSA Ashes Wall (wall 1 and 2) $138
Single RSA Ashes Wall (wall 3) $300
Memorial Garden $116

Piako Lawn Cemetery Stillborn Memorial

Plaque only $75
Interment only $120
Plaque and interment $150

Te Aroha Cemetery

Still born (plaque only, no interment) $75

Additional Fees (if applicable)

Breaking concrete & reinstatement (per m3 concrete and hourly rate) At cost
Weekend fees (burial only) $245
Weekend fees (ashes only) $120
Public holiday fee (burial only) $350
Public holiday fee (ashes only) $220
Request to change reserved plot $55
Request to change warrant $110
Request to sell reserved plot back to Council $55
Admin fee for unpaid reserved plot $55
Monument Installation application fee $50
Monument Installation application fee - RSA No charge

Purchasing or Reserving a plot can be done at any of Council’s area offices. This can be done either as a pre-purchase or through a funeral director at the time of interment. Applications must be made on a Council approved form only. You may purchase a maximum of two plots at one time.


All applications for interment must be done on the correct Council form. This can be done either through a funeral director for a full burial or private persons for an ashes burial. Applications must be made within a minimum of nine working hours before the burial is to take place. If the burial is to occur on a weekend, Council needs to be informed before 2pm the Thursday prior.

Only Council’s contractors prepare the plot for either occupied or unoccupied plots. However, upon application, the family may backfill the plot if they desire.

All ashes placed into the ashes wall must be interred in an ashes box. The plaque sealing the wall ashes plot must be ready to attach at the interment.

Council reserves the right to request a Proof of Authority when interring into a pre-purchased or already occupied plot.

Maximum interments per plot:

Standard single adult full plot: One casket, four sets of ashes

Standard single ashes plot: Two sets of ashes

Standard single children’s plot: One child’s casket, two sets of ashes