Cemeteries

Search our cemetery records and find information about our cemeteries in Karori, Makara and Tawa.

COVID-19 update – Alert Level 1

Open for all services – email cemeteries@wcc.govt.nz or phone 04 476 6109. 

Cremations and funerals – There is no limit on the number of people who can attend a gathering.

Funerals and tangihanga – Covid19.govt.nz 

Cemeteries Management Plan Review

We are reviewing our strategic and management plan for Mākara, Karori and Tawa cemeteries to ensure we can meet the short and long-term needs of our growing city. Find out more at: wgtn.cc/review-cemeteries

Search cemetery records

Search our cemetery and crematorium records.

Karori Cemetery

Find out about the fees, hours and services available at Karori Cemetery.

Makara Cemetery

Set on 84 hectares in the Makara Valley, Makara Cemetery is Wellington's largest cemetery.

Tawa Flat Cemetery

Some of Tawa’s pioneer settler families are buried in this historic cemetery.

    Burials

    Find out about reservations, fees, services, and grave decorations and maintenance at Karori and Makara cemeteries.

      Cemetery memorials

      A memorial placement can be authorised by the owner of the Exclusive Right of Interment or the immediate next of kin.

        Cremations

        Cremations take place at the Karori Crematorium, Monday to Friday.

        Purchase a plot

        Apply to buy a plot for a burial or to scatter ashes.

          Work permits

          Find out about cemetery work permits and contractor responsibilities.

            For more information about cemeteries in Wellington, you can contact the Cemetery Office during business hours on (04) 4766 109 or cemeteries@wcc.govt.nz.

            Note: There are some private cemeteries in the Wellington area.