The Shire operates cemeteries in Manjimup, Northcliffe, Pemberton and Walpole, and also maintains the Balbarrup Cemeteries. Council's Cemetery Local Law (in conjunction with State legislation) governs how Shire cemeteries are operated.
For details concerning grave locations, reservations and other general enquires please contact us.
The Shire can also assist with plaques for memorial niche walls and within remembrance gardens. Please contact Shire staff for pricing and availability.Procedures
Our staff at the Shire of Manjimup will assist with the burial process to the best of our ability to ensure the process runs smoothly during this difficult time. The funeral home will also assist you with the correct procedures.
The funeral home director will make the burial booking on your behalf. We require a minimum of 72 hours notice to arrange for the grave to be prepared.
The Shire must be advised of any burial or interment within our cemeteries, so that we can map the location and record this important information for future generations. This includes the interment of ashes. If you wish to access the cemetery records, please contact us.
Please note that fees may be payable for works within our cemeteries. These fees assist in maintaining our cemeteries. For any queries or quotes please contact the Shire so that we can ascertain your needs.
Interment into existing graves
The Shire of Manjimup currently has a policy that it will not re-open an existing grave. It will be the responsibility of the funeral home to ensure that interments into existing graves are prepared.
If you are thinking of placing a memorial, renovating a memorial or adding to a memorial, please contact the Shire. Plans detailing the proposed memorial will need to be submitted and approval obtained prior to the works commencing.
Plants and Trees
No person shall plant or place within pots any trees, shrubs or plants in the cemetery without prior approval of an authorised officer.
The Shire requests that flowers and ornaments be located atop of graves. Items that are outside of gravesite boundaries, have become unsightly or pose a risk to others will be removed by authorised officers.
Cemeteries should be a place of serenity and reflection and the Shire asks that visitors respect this. Vandalism will not be tolerated. If you see vandalism within our cemeteries, please contact the Shire.
Council would like to thank the community groups who do a fabulous job ensuring that cemetery grounds are maintained and kept tidy. Should you wish to volunteer time, please contact the Shire to be put in touch with the relevant community group.