Cemeteries

Mackay Regional Council has six operational cemeteries in our region.

They are;

  • Mackay Cemetery
  • Mount Bassett Cemetery
  • Walkerston Cemetery
  • Marian Cemetery
  • Mirani Cemetery
  • Sarina Cemetery

Council can assist with burial records and family research.

Should you require any burial information/plot locations, please contact council.

Cemeteries overview

Mackay Cemetery

Located on Cemetery Road in West Mackay, this is a heritage-listed, monument only cemetery. The earliest burials recorded in the Mackay Cemetery date back as far as 1872. Although still operational, burial applications are only accepted for full or ashes burials in existing family plots.

Mount Bassett Cemetery

Located on Mount Bassett Cemetery Road towards Mackay Harbour, Mount Bassett Cemetery has both lawn sections as well as monument sections with burial records dating back to 1953. Mount Bassett also has three columbarium walls and five garden of memories for ashes interments or memorial only sites/niches.

Walkerston Cemetery

Located on the Peak Downs Highway just outside of Walkerston, this is a monument only cemetery with burial records dating back to 1885. Walkerston Cemetery has two columbarium walls for ashes interments or memorial niches.  Walkerston Cemetery is the only cemetery where vaults can be constructed.

Marian Cemetery

Located on Stayts Road in Marian, this is a monument only cemetery. Like Mt Bassett and Walkerston Cemeteries, Marian also has a columbarium wall for ashes interments or memorial niches.

Mirani West Cemetery

Located on Cemetery Road, off Mackay-Eungella Road outside of Mirani, this is a monument only cemetery. Mirani Cemetery also has a columbarium wall for ashes interments or memorial niches.

Sarina Cemetery

Located on Cemetery Road in Sarina, this is a monument only cemetery. Sarina Cemetery has a columbarium wall for ashes interments/memorial niches.  Sarina Cemetery is also the only cemetery in our region which is suitable for special Muslim cultural burials due to its positioning.

Historical cemeteries

Council holds very limited historical details on burials in older cemeteries such as:

  • Hampden - Bruce Highway (Mackay side of Hampden School)
  • Eton - Flaherty Street
  • Glenella
  • Mandarana - part of the burnt down St Peters Church
  • Hazeldean - Peak Downs Highway
  • Peri (Malayan and Muslim burials)
  • Northern banks of Bakers Creek (old Malayan Cemetery)
  • Nebo
  • Grasstree
  • Palmview
  • Double Peak
  • Jolimont
  • Glendaragh
  • Cliftonville

The Mackay Historical Society also holds records and information on these cemeteries as well as other smaller historical cemeteries.  Their website and known burial listings, along with some headstone photos for certain cemeteries, can be found here.

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