Organise a Burial

​For booking a burial, including ash interments, in Council-run cemeteries phone as soon as possible to make a reservation for available dates and times. We normally require 48 hours' notice before the funeral takes place.

There is an cemetery form to be completed. This can be completed by you or your funeral director. If you are unsure about the documentation, please call us for assistance.


Burial of Ashes

Families have the option of covering the ashes after the interment. Please let us know if you would like to do this and we will arrange to have the appropriate tools on site.

If you would like to leave ornaments or flowers on site please try and keep them on the concrete berm area.



There are two funeral directors available in Central Otago. They will do all necessary arrangements for you.

Affinity Funeral Directors
Phone: (03) 448 8405

Central Otago Funerals
Phone: (03) 448 8642

If you prefer not to use a funeral director, there is the option of organising the funeral yourself.  The Department of Internal Affairs-published booklet "Before Burial or Cremation" gives guidelines to organising a burial or cremation. Click on the link above or the booklet cover image to download  (PDF, 196KB)



To organise a burial please contact the appropriate office below.


​Community Services Administration Officer
1 Dunorling Street, Alexandra
Phone: (03) 440 0618​

​Customer Services Officer
Cromwell Service Centre
42 The Mall, Cromwell
Phone: (03) 445 0211​

Customer Services Officer
Ranfurly Service Centre
15 Pery Street, Ranfurly
Phone: (03) 444 9170​

Page reviewed: 10 Nov 2016 10:41am