Decision details

Non-Resident Burial Fees

Decision Maker: Cabinet, Council

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To put non-residents’ burial fees in place to help prolong the cemetery space available for Gloucester residents.





(1)               non-residents’ fees are put in place to residents that are not living within the Gloucester City boundary


(2)              a non-resident fee will be charged if the person being buried (the deceased) wasn’t living in Gloucester when they died. This is on top of the Exclusive Right of Burial Fee meaning that people who don’t reside in Gloucester, but who want to be buried in Gloucester Cemeteries, will pay more than residents who do live in Gloucester City boundary. This will not apply to persons that have a pre purchased grave in Gloucester Cemeteries, a person who will be interred into a re-opened grave and a person who was once a resident of Gloucester City boundary but moved out of the boundary to reside in a nursing home, hospice, or something of a similar nature, the latter scenario to be entirely at the Council’s sole discretion.


Report author: Greg Maw

Publication date: 12/10/2023

Date of decision: 11/10/2023

Decided at meeting: 11/10/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 20/10/2023

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