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Aboriginal engagement

Cemeteries & Crematoria NSW (CCNSW) has been engaging with Aboriginal people so we can better understand the cultural and spiritual requirements for burial and cremation.

Who are we

CCNSW is a NSW Government agency that:

  • supports and regulates the interment industry (cemeteries and crematoria) in NSW
  • provides information on burial and cremation options to the public.

What we are working on

An Interment Industry Scheme including:

  • Aboriginal cultural and spiritual principles
  • guidelines for cemeteries and crematoria on Aboriginal cultural and spiritual requirements
  • more clearly listed costs, including all fees and charges
  • treating people with respect and proper customer service

Information for mob, including:

  • the types of burials available, including options without conventional coffins or caskets
  • knowing where to go if you are unhappy with the cemetery or crematorium operator

What about funeral directors and funeral insurance?

CCNSW only regulates cemeteries and crematoria. We don’t regulate funeral directors or funeral insurance. Funeral directors are regulated by NSW Fair Trading and NSW Health. Funeral insurance funds are regulated by Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

Registered Aboriginal Cemeteries in NSW
Facility Name Operator Name Cemetery Address
Balranald Aboriginal Cemetery Balranald Local Aboriginal Land Council Island Road, Balranald
Burra Bee Dee Coonabarabran Local Aboriginal Land Council Oxley Highway, Coonabarabran
Collarenebri Aboriginal Cemetery Collarenebri Local Aboriginal Land Council Gundabloui Road, Collarenebri
Cummeragunja Cemetery Cummeragunja Local Aboriginal Land Council George St, Moama
Fingal Cemetery Tweed Shire Council Letitia Road, Fingal Head
Bermagui Cemetery Bega Valley Shire Council Bleakley Street, Bermagui
Murrin Bridge Cemetery Murrin Bridge Local Aboriginal Land Council 1499 Lachlan Valley Way, Murrin Bridge
Mutawintji Thunka Mutawintji Board of Management Mutawintji National Park, Mutawintji Access Rd, Mutawintji
Old Goodooga Cemetery Brewarrina Shire Council Goodooga Road, Goodooga
Tubba-Gah Aboriginal Burial Ground Dubbo City Council Burraway Road, Dubbo
Walhallow Cemetery also known as Caroona Cemetery Walhallow Local Aboriginal Lands Council 69 Walhallow Road, Caroona
Wallaga Lake Aboriginal Cemetery Merrimans Local Aboriginal Land Council Cemetery Point Road, Akolele
Wanaaring Aboriginal Burial Ground Bourke Shire Council Bourke-Milparinka Road, Wanaaring
Warangesda Aboriginal Mission Gravesite Warangesda Shire Council Sturt Highway, Darlington Point

To find other cemeteries, visit our cemetery register.