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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

From Monday 1 June, Tweed Valley Cemetery at Environ will allow up to 20 members in The Chapel and outdoor funerals can have up to 50 people. Social distancing must be maintained.

This is in line with NSW Government advice (external link).

To find out more about Council’s services and support during the pandemic, visit our COVID-19 Dashboard (external link).

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.

We also provide:

  • a private meeting room at Tweed Valley Lawn Cemetery to discuss your needs with our Cemeteries Administrator
  • all paper work and legal processes in relation to Applications for Perpetual Interment (burials and cremations)
  • information about Funeral Directors, Ministers of Religion and celebrants in the area.

Disclaimer: Please note that services and requirements may be different in other States and Territories, and in other Local Government areas.


A modern crematorium is located at Tweed Valley Lawn Cemetery. All cremations must be arranged through a funeral director, who can assist with your interment option, including lodging an application with Council.


A variety of picturesque burial sites are available at the Tweed Valley Lawn, Murwillumbah Lawn and Tweed Heads Lawn cemeteries.

Permanent and picturesque locations for ashes

Tweed Valley Lawn Cemetery has a large choice of ashes interment sites including:

  • tranquil memorial lawns and gardens
  • memorial walks (rainforest, creek, cordyline)
  • tree memorials (for individuals and families)
  • memorial walls and ‘books’
Ash sites are available in the flower garden at Murwillumbah Lawn Cemetery. A new granite memorial wall, with upper and lower levels, is now available at the Cemetery.

A columbarium wall is available at Murwillumbah General Cemetery.

An ashes interment site is available at Tweed Heads.

All cemeteries:
  • Ashes may be scattered within a cemetery's ground and the cremation registered for historical purposes
  • Ashes may also be interred into an existing gravesite for other members of the family

Plaques, urns and memorials

Plaques, urns and memorials are available by contacting cemetery administration by phone on (02) 6670 2400 or email at

Chapel and wake services

An historic, non-denominational chapel at at Tweed Valley Lawn Cemetery is perfect for funeral services, wakes and other gatherings of family and friends. It offers seating for up to 90 people, audio-visual equipment and kitchen facilities.

In addition, standing room is available on the chapel's verandah, where speakers ensure guests can hear the service inside.

The chapel includes a kitchen - equipped with an urn, microwave, fridge and sinks. Tea, coffee, sugar, paper cups and plastic teaspoons are supplied. However, catering must be organised by hirers of the facility.

Bookings are for up to 3 hour sessions. Afternoon sessions are to be concluded by 4.00 pm unless specifically organised to go outside of office hours which will incur after hours fees.

For bookings contact the Cemetery Administrator by phone on (02) 6670 2400 or email at

Family history searches

To help you find out more about your family members interred at our cemeteries, Council offers family history searches for a fee.

Other family research websites include: (external link)

Brandis Genealogical Data (external link)

Tweed Heads Historical Society (external link)

NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages (external link)

Tweed Gold Coast Family History & Heritage Association (external link)

Other online information available

What to do when someone dies (external link)

Funeral Planning Checklist (external link)

Burial or Cremation? (external link)

How to prepare for the death of a loved one (external link)

Advance Care Planning (external link)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a cremation?

Who has the authority to direct the method of disposal of the cremated remains?

Can I provide my own vase?

Can relatives witness the cremation?

Will the ashes I receive be the remains of my loved one?

Can I organise my own plaque or monument?

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