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Cemeteries

City of Port Lincoln owns and maintains the North Shields Cemetery on Lincoln Highway and the Happy Valley Cemetery on Bernard Place, Port Lincoln.

The Happy Valley Cemetery consists of four sections with the cemetery on both sides of Bernard Place. 

  • Happy Valley 1 (section south of Bernard Place)
  • Happy Valley 2 (section north of Bernard Place)
  • Pioneer Cemetery (oldest section located south towards the back of the cemetery)
  • RSL Garden of Remembrance - (section south of the gates) - rslvirtualwarmemorial.org.au/explore/cemeteries/302 

You can use the Cemeteries Search below to search for cemetery records within the Port Lincoln area.

Cemeteries Search

Cemetery
Name

Please note: 

  • Choosing 'All - Statewide' directs the search through participating Councils' Graves registers across South Australia.
  • Burial records, including plot maps are also available at the Council Office located at Level One, Civic Centre, 60 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln. 

You may also visit each Council's website to refine your search to that Council's local Cemeteries.

North Shields Cemetery - Burials and Interments

New interment rights are issued at time of burial or interment or when applying for a pre-paid burial reservation.  New burials or interments at the North Shields Cemetery are allocated in the next available site determined by Council's curator. 

For new burials or interments a person who is authorised to exercise the Interment Right (lease) must complete and sign the Interment Application - Burial Authority 16-16-T2 form and Interment Right Statement 16-16-T16 and forward to Council with the fees payable as set out in Council's Fees and Charges Schedule either by:

Email: plcc@plcc.sa.gov.au

By post:

City of Port Lincoln
PO Box 1787
PORT LINCOLN  SA  5606

In person:

Level One, Civic Centre, 60 Tasman Terrace
PORT LINCOLN SA 5606

North Shields - Pre-paid Burials

Council offers pre-paid burials in the headstone section only and next available site at the time of reservation is allocated.  It is recommended that you speak with a funeral director in the first instance. 

To arrange a pre-paid burial you will need to complete and forward the Pre-paid Burial Reservation and Interment Right 16-16-T3 form to Council either by:

Email: plcc@plcc.sa.gov.au

By post:

City of Port Lincoln
PO Box 1787
PORT LINCOLN  SA  5606

In person:

Level One, Civic Centre, 60 Tasman Terrace
PORT LINCOLN SA 5606

Applicants will be invoiced and a certificate will be issued after Council has received payment.  Fees payable are set out in Council's Fees and Charges Schedule.

North Shields Cemetery - Memorials and Plaques

If you would like to arrange a headstone or plaque for your loved one you will need to complete the North Shields Garden Cemetery - Application for Permit to Erect a Headstone or Additional Inscription 16-71-T3 or Application Permit for Cremation Memorial 16-71-T2 and forward to Council with the fees payable as set out in Council's Fees and Charges Schedule either by:

Email: plcc@plcc.sa.gov.au

By post:

City of Port Lincoln
PO Box 1787
PORT LINCOLN  SA  5606

In person:

Level One, Civic Centre, 60 Tasman Terrace
PORT LINCOLN SA 5606

Once the Memorial or Plaque application has been approved installations of Headstones and Plaques must be undertaken by a registered monumental mason, or plaques only can be installed by Council's curator.

Happy Valley Cemetery - Burials and Interments

There are no new interment rights being issued at the Happy Valley Cemetery as the cemetery is at capacity.  New burials and interments are restricted to existing interment rights only.  

If you have any questions regarding the Happy Valley Cemetery please contact the Council Office on 8621 2300.

RSL Garden of Remembrance - Burials and Interments

The RSL Garden of Remembrance is managed by the Port Lincoln Returned Services League (RSL). 

For all enquiries please contact the Port Lincoln RSL sub branch on 8682 3594 or email: rslptlincoln@westnet.com.au.

Transfer of Interment Rights

If you are the current Interment Right holder of a site and would like to transfer the right to someone else please complete and forward to Council the Transfer of Interment Right 16-16-T12 and Interment Right 16-16-T17 forms either by:

Email: plcc@plcc.sa.gov.au

By post:

CIty of Port LIncoln
PO Box 1787
PORT LINCOLN  SA  5606

In person:

Level One, Civic Centre, 60 Tasman Terrace
PORT LINCOLN SA 5606

If the holder of an Interment Right is deceased the Interment Right may be transferred by submitting the Transfer of Interment Right - Authorised Person 16-16-T13 and Interment Right 16-16-T17 forms with a certified copy of the Will of the deceased.

Other Relevant Documents and links

Burial and Cremation Act 2013

Need more information

If you require any assistance or have questions regarding cemetery arrangements, please contact:

City of Port Lincoln
Corporate Services Team
9.00 am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
Phone: 8621 2300
Email: plcc@plcc.sa.gov.au

City of Port Lincoln
City of Port Lincoln ABN: 80 776 127 243
PO Box 1787, PORT LINCOLN SA 5606
Level One, Civic Centre, 60 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln
Telephone: 08 8621 2300 | Fax: 08 8621 2399 | Email: plcc@plcc.sa.gov.au
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PO Box 1787, PORT LINCOLN SA 5606
Level One, Civic Centre,
60 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln
Telephone: 08 8621 2300 | Fax: 08 8621 2399
Email: plcc@plcc.sa.gov.au
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