Important Notice

As a result of the severe storm which passed through Mitchell on Tuesday 9th January at approximately 5pm, the Gungahlin Cemetery suffered the loss of several large trees and sustained minor damage to some burial areas.  The damaging winds caused fallen trees, limbs and debris, which resulted in the temporary closure of some roads within the cemetery.

While much of the loss and damage was caused to items such as pots and ornaments adorning graves, a few headstones in the Children’s Garden in Portion 9 also sustained minor scratches or chipping.  Some will require reattaching to their bases by a stonemason and staff are still compiling the list of affected monuments to best manage this.

Although the clean-up has been largely completed, some areas remain taped off pending further inspection and assessment of remaining trees.  If found to be hazardous, their removal may be necessary.  Visitors are advised to refrain from entering marked areas, observe all safety warning signs, and to heed advice or direction from cemetery staff.

Canberra's public cemeteries

Canberra's public cemeteries are administered by the ACT Public Cemeteries Authority, an independent, self-funded statutory authority, which reports to the ACT Government through the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services. The cemeteries are planned and managed to meet as many of the communities needs as possible.

Gungahlin Cemetery

Local ducks enjoying the lake at Gungahlin Cemetery

The Gungahlin Cemetery was opened in 1979 and is extensively landscaped. A large lake and many bird species help create a tranquil and peaceful environment.


Hall Cemetery

Picturesque rock wal at Hall Cemetery

Hall Cemetery is a small rural cemetery, mainly for the long time residents of the Hall Region. It is divided into religious denominations .


Woden Cemetery

The ornate front gates of Woden Cemetery

The Woden Cemetery was opened in 1936 and closed in 1979. Re-opened in March 1999, this formally planned cemetery features many stately mature trees and offers lawn and monumental burial sites in different religious and general areas.

Burial Schedule

This information is updated daily. Please note that private funerals are not displayed.