Large gum tree and grave markers at Carlyle Cemetery

Council is currently responsible for all ongoing maintenance at Carlyle Cemetery, which involves a groundskeeper working one day per week and an ongoing partnership with the Department of Justice Community Work partnership program .

During the peak of the COVID19 pandemic lockdown in 2020, Council crews and corrections staff were restricted from maintaining the cemetery to its usual standards and it was clear that an alternative option was required to ensure the upkeep of the cemetery was maintained.

As a result, the Adopt-a-Grave initiative was born. Introduced to allow the local community to volunteer to help preserve the historical site, as well as to forge and maintain connections with those buried there, the initiative invites people to take ownership over the maintenance of a gravesite. This can be as simple as ensuring the site is clean and weeded or completing important restoration works.

We welcome everyone in the community to take part in this significant project to pay respect to all those buried there and their families.

The Adopt-a-Grave initiative, as well as the current ongoing maintenance from Council will ensure that Carlyle Cemetery remains a place that is connected to the local community and a peaceful, resting place for loved ones that we can all be proud of.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the form below. Once you have filled in your details, we will be in touch with more information.