Due to rapid evaporation being experienced with the ongoing heat, and in the interests of environmental responsibility, Canberra Cemeteries management has taken the decision not to refill the ornamental pond at the Gungahlin Cemetery during the current summer season. A lack of rain over the winter months has limited our ability to supplement and sustain our water supply. With irrigation of lawns and gardens being the higher priority, non-essential water supply, including that to the lake, has been ceased for the foreseeable future. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.


Canberra Cemeteries is completing a lawn restoration program. This process will continue in the new-year through to April 2020.

The purpose of the program is to replace the existing cool season grass in some areas with a water efficient warm season lawn. The warm season lawn will improve the appearance of the lawns year round creating minimal disruption in the longer term.

Unfortunately, access to certain areas may be difficult while the surface is being prepared and the new grass is being established. Lawn sprinklers in these areas will operate during the day intermittently to keep the newly sown grass moist.

We appreciate visitors may be inconvenienced during the restoration period and we seek your assistance during this time.

If you have any enquiries, please contact the office on 6204 0200

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 City 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.

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