Memorial sites in the Manly Cemetery Columbarium Walls have been fully sold. Council is currently preparing a DA to construct a new memorial wall on the eastern side of the cemetery near the existing "Garden of Remembrance" memorial wall. Please go to our Your say page for more information. Burials are currently permitted in pre-purchased graves provided ownership of the site can be established. Information about memorial options and applying for an interment order for burial are outlined on this page.


Manly Cemetery offers memorialisation in existing graves for interment rights holders and their beneficiaries - subject to approval by Council.

The Garden of Remembrance Columbarium

The Columbarium is a beautifully designed memorial wall for the placement of cremated ashes along with a solid bronze memorial plaque.The Columbarium comprises four walls and two columns. All niches are now sold in these existing walls and columns but Council is proposing to build a further wall, pending approval of a DA expected to be lodged by the end of 2021.  If you wish to register your interest in the new walls, please contact Cemetery Admin at or 1300 434 434.


New burial sites at Manly Cemetery are no longer available as the land originally allocated for burial is full. However burials in pre-owned graves are possible although not a common occurrence and in some cases extensive planning may be required to facilitate the burial. The cemetery was laid out in a time before machinery was available and in some areas access to the grave is extremely limited and may be restricted due to monumental work on and around the site. 

We recommend that you get in touch well in advance (if possible) so that we can arrange a site visit and being planning the necessary equipment and staff as required. In some cases you may also need to provide legal documents to prove your entitlement to use the grave. If your family has a grave and you want to explore options for burial, please contact Cemetery Admin on 1300 434 434.