Cemeteries

Council has operated the cemeteries within the Townsville region since 2010.

The mainland cemeteries are located at Belgian Gardens and West End. The Townsville War Cemetery is situated within the Belgian Gardens Cemetery. Manton Cemetery is a small cemetery located west of Townsville. There is also one historic cemetery located at Magnetic Island.

Have a cemetery enquiry?

Complete our online enquiry form at the bottom of this page.

Cemetery Listings

Statement of Principles

The Townsville Cemeteries Statement of Principles has been developed to provide a consistent approach to the operation of cemeteries owned, managed and maintained by Townsville City Council.

These principles apply to all individuals, organisations, businesses and council staff who enter a cemetery under Townsville City Council’s control.

Quarantine Station and Town Common Historic Graves

Near the Quarantine Station located at Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park, lies a small historic burial site.

For more information visit the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing - About Cape Pallarenda website.

Although a cemetery was never officially gazetted, it is thought that the Town Common may contain several graves, although the location of the graves is unknown.

Further information is available by downloading the CityLibraires Heritage Service Information Sheet - Bubonic Plague in Townsville in the year 1900 (PDF)

Arranging a Funeral

Arranging a funeral can be an overwhelming experience for many people. To arrange a funeral, you should contact a Funeral Director who can assist you to arrange all aspects of the funeral including burial, cremation and memorialisation options. Your Funeral Director will work closely with our cemeteries staff to make the necessary burial arrangements, on your behalf.

Reserve a Site

Many families choose to benefit by planning ahead and securing a position in the location of their choice. This can provide peace of mind and also means that your family members will not have to make this difficult decision at an emotional time.

If you wish to reserve a site at our Belgian Gardens Cemetery please contact Council on 1300 878 001.


The following forms relate to grave/site reservations, and burial matters.

Should you have difficulty downloaded the form, or require assistance while completing the form, please contact Townsville Cemeteries on 1300 878 001

Fees and Charges

The current fees and charges relating to interment costs with Townsville Cemeteries.