Transferring grave ownership
As a registered owner of a grave, you will have been issued with a deed, sometimes referred to as an 'Exclusive Right of Burial' . This is essentially a lease on the grave and allows you, or anyone you allow, to be buried in that grave. No burials or interments of cremated remains can happen without the consent of the registered owner.
In the following circumstances, a transfer of the ownership of the Exclusive Right of Burial will be required:
- an application is made for a burial but the registered owner has died
- an application is made for a memorial to be erected on the grave but the registered owner has died
- an existing memorial is to be changed but the registered owner has died
- the registered owner has died and a new owner would like to be registered
- the registered owner wishes to transfer the ownership to another or share the ownership with another.
Please contact Cemetery Services via the contact details on the right of this page for more information on establishing grave ownership when the owner has died or to arrange a transfer from one living person to another.