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Tweed Valley Cemetery
Tweed Valley Cemetery
Tweed Shire Council cemeteries are situated in some of the Tweed’s most beautiful locations, providing peaceful and respectful surrounds.

Burial plots and memorials to store ashes at Council's cemetery facilities offer security and permanence for friends and family, giving them peace of mind that there will always be a special place to remember a loved one. All these services can be provided in one location, offering a more relaxed and less stressful day for family and friends.

Tweed Shire Council offers a full list of high-quality and cost-effective services, whether you are planning ahead for your own funeral or farewelling a loved one.

Tweed Shire Council manages 11 cemeteries, ranging from the large regional facility, Tweed Valley Lawn Cemetery, to small village cemeteries.

The ChapelThe Chapel Tweed Valley Lawn Cemetery, located at Eviron, is the main operating cemetery to cater for the requirements of Tweed Shire for the foreseeable future. It incorporates the Tweed Valley Crematorium and Memorial Gardens to provide a range of ash interment options, as well as a non-denominational and historic chapel.

Ask your funeral director for more information about Council’s cemetery services, providing certainty for the long term. A list of local funeral directors is provided in the sidebar.

Contact Us

Tweed Heads Lawn and General Cemetery Tweed Valley Cemetery Administrator is available during Tweed Shire Council business hours. We recommend you phone to make an appointment to organise burial and ash interment sites.

Phone: (02) 6670 2435


Postal Address: PO Box 816 MURWILLUMBAH NSW 2484

Main Office: The office is located at 813-871 Tweed Valley Cemetery on Eviron Road, Eviron. Please see the Tweed Valley Cemetery Map (280kB PDF) for directions.

Office hours: 8.30am noon and 1pm to 4pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays)

Cemetery opening hours for visiting grave sites:
Vehicle access to the Tweed Valley Cemetery parking area is available from 6:00am to 7:00pm from the Eastern entrance seven days a week. The Western entrance will be closed at 4:00pm Monday to Friday and will remain closed on weekends and public holidays.
Pedestrian access available at all times from the Eastern entrance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I scatter the ashes of my loved one at the beach, a river or a public park or reserve?

This practice is allowed throughout the Shire, however you are to ensure that discretion is applied so that the general public are not impacted or affected by the ashes being scattered (ie. be mindful of wind and it's direction before scattering of ashes) and that ashes are not scattered in the vicinity of bathers or beach users, or users of a park or reserve.
A record of the scattering of ashes can be recorded in Council's Cemetery database for a standard administration fee (contact the Cemetery Administrator on 02 6670 2435) that will record the deceased details and location of scattering.  This may be important for future generations looking for their family history. 
What do I do when someone dies?
Contact the person's doctor. A doctor must certify that death has occurred.
In most cases, funeral arrangements cannot be completed until the doctor has signed and issued a Death Certificate. A funeral director can then take the deceased into their care.

In Australia, the great majority of deaths occur in hospital or other care facilities, where the facility's authorities take care of the medical formalities.

In certain instances, it might not be legally possible for the doctor to issue a Death Certificate and there is a need for police and coronial involvement.

Who is responsible for arranging a funeral?
In most instances, the next of kin is responsible for arranging the funeral of the deceased; for example, a spouse, child, parent, legal partner or sibling.

In the rare occasion there is a dispute and a legal will exists, the will's nominated executor is responsible for organising the funeral. The executor has the option to appoint a person to make the necessary arrangements with a funeral director.

If the deceased resided in an institution and had no known relatives, authorities at the institution might need to make necessary arrangements. This is usually done by a social worker or another authorised officer.

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