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Kempsey Shire Council is responsible for the management and maintenance of eight cemeteries in the Shire:
Euroka and West Kempsey are currently closed to reservations.
Information on each cemetery can be obtained by selecting the appropriate link left.
An information brochure is listed below under "Related Information" on cemetery burial rights and frequently asked questions associated with this important topic. It is a guide only. If you need more details about making a reservation please contact Jennifer Colling at Council on phone 02 6566 3220.
Documents are available from the list below for viewing and download in pdf format. Adobe Reader is required to view these files.
Search for grave locations
To carry out a search for grave locations the following information is needed:
The full name of the deceased you are looking for, an approximate date of death, or any other cross referencing information you may know.
There is a fee of $14 per allotment/or deceased. This covers the search and provision of the information from our records. Council received control of the cemeteries in this Shire in 1967 and unfortunately due to records not being complete there are some unknown / unmarked graves.Provision of photo images of the allotment. A colour image of an allotment can be provided for an extra $13 (detailing any monument or inscription). The images will be sent with our reply, but they can also be sent electronically if you prefer.
Council accepts cash or cheque over the counter. Office hours are 8.30 am – 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday. The office is closed on weekends and public holidays.
Your search can be arranged via the post, cheques made payable to Kempsey Shire Council, PO Box 3078, West Kempsey 2440, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax (02) 6566 3225 if you wish, or in person at the Customer Services Centre office.
There is no cemetery record list for general sale or a search facility on our website.
Family historyAll enquiries regarding family history can be directed to Mr Bruce Cain, C/- Macleay River Historical Society, PO Box 390, Kempsey 2440.
The following form will facilitate your enquiry to the Macleay River Historical Society.