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The land for the Cemetery and Crematorium now known as Carinya Gardens Cemetery (which means 'a happy peaceful home') was purchased in the late 1950's and comprises approximately 11 hectares.

  • The gardens were dedicated as a cemetery on 8 January 1967.
  • The first burial took place on 28 December 1966 (Mary Victoria Smith - Cypress Garden, Allotment A13).
  • All burial allotments at Carinya Gardens Cemetery have an Interment Right of 75 years.
  • Since the first burial in December 1966, there have been 7111 burials (to 30 June 2020).
  • Approximately 130 burials take place at Carinya Gardens Cemetery per year.

Development of the crematorium at Carinya Gardens Cemetery was commenced in 1985 at a cost of $395,000.

  • The Mayor at the time, Mayor Don McDonnell, officially opened the crematorium on 5 April 1997 and since that time 6458 cremations have taken place (to 30 June 2020).
  • Approximately 300 cremations take place at Carinya Gardens Crematorium per year.
  • Memorial areas include rotunda, waterfall areas, rose gardens, block niche wall and rustic (granite) wall.
  • An Interment Right for an allotment in a memorial area is granted for a period of 25 years.
  • New burial allotments (Section J) were made available for use from 1 July 1999. The first burial to take place in this section occurred on 4 May 2001.
  • Concrete burial vaults have been constructed at the H Section of Lake Terrace Cemetery. The first burial in Section H (vault allotments) was undertaken on 6 May 1997.

The office hours at Carinya Gardens Cemetery are from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays).