Alice Springs Town Council administers three cemeteries in Alice Springs:
- Stuart Town Cemetery
- Alice Springs Memorial (General) Cemetery
- Alice Springs Garden Cemetery
Forms to purchase a cemetery plot or apply for exclusive right of burial are available on Council’s forms page.
If you require the burial or interment of ashes into an existing plot or the niche wall, please contact the Alice Springs Town Council registry on (08) 8950 0534.
Alice Springs Garden Cemetery
The Alice Springs Garden Cemetery is Alice Springs’ most recently established cemetery, having opened in 1974.
Situated off the south Stuart Highway, this cemetery was established to provide ample space, meeting the needs of the community for several generations.
Close to 3 hectares in size, the Garden Cemetery comprises of 27 sections with between 6 and 8 rows per section.
Alice Springs Garden Cemetery Chapel
Opened in May 2017, the Garden Cemetery Chapel was constructed to provide a culturally neutral facility in which memorial services of all cultures and traditions could take place.
The Chapel’s rear walls slide out and open onto an outdoor area, allowing it to accomodate for small and intimate funeral services, as well as larger scale funerals.
An adjoining garden provides a place for quiet reflection, with artworks intended to evoke the universal experience of grieving and loss. The chapel is thoughtfully decorated with artworks of local flora and birdlife.
Alice Springs General (Memorial) Cemetery
The Alice Springs General Cemetery (Memorial) is on Memorial Avenue, adjacent to the Aviation Museum and behind the Araluen Arts Centre.
The graves of Albert Namatjira (Aboriginal painter from Hermannsburg), Harold Lasseter (who claimed to have found an as-yet undiscovered 7‑mile-long gold reef in Central Australia) and anthropologist Olive Pink, who, eccentric to the last, is buried facing the opposite direction to everybody else.
The General Cemetery is Heritage listed. Burials were restricted when the new Garden Cemetery opened.
No burials are accepted at the General Cemetery unless you hold an “Exclusive Right of Burial Certificate”.
Ashes can be placed into a Family Members Plot at a cost.
If you require an Islamic plot, there is a Mohammedan section in this cemetery.
Please call (08) 8950 0534 for all enquiries.
Stuart Town Cemetery
This was the first official cemetery in Alice Springs and holds the remains of many of our early pioneers.
It’s believed over 100 people were buried in this small cemetery on George Crescent, but only 40 names of the deceased are now known.
Some of the notable people buried here include Peter Mahomet — the first Afghan cameleer to come to Alice Springs in 1872; Frank Rees George — explorer and geologist and Johannes Frederick Mueller — the first Station-Master at the Telegraph Station.
The last burial in the Stuart Town Cemetery was in 1932 when the Memorial (General) Cemetery opened.