The Orange cemetery is a tranquil place for quiet reflection and for remembering loved ones who have passed away.
The grounds are steeped in history, with the oldest surviving headstone dating back to 1854.
Located in Lone Pine Avenue, the cemetery is open from 7.30am and the gates are closed at sunset each day.
The cemetery has a historic monument section, which is now closed to burials.
The denominational lawn sections include Roman Catholic, Anglican, Greek Orthodox, Independent, Methodist, Uniting, Plymouth Brethren, Baptist, Congregational, Salvation Army, Bahai sections and a baby lawn section. A number of the denominational lawn sections are also now closed to new burials and are only available for burials if allotments have been reserved. The cemetery continues to cater for people with existing burial rights in both the monumental section and the lawn sections.
In 2007, after a number of the denominational lawn sections became full, a non-denominational lawn section began to be used, and this is now where almost all new burials at the Orange cemetery happen. Cremated remains can also be placed in these graves.
There is a memorial rose garden for the interment of ashes.
There is also an ‘environmental interment’ section, Melaleuca Gardens, which is landscaped as a bushland setting. Names of people buried in this section are shown on plaques on a central plinth rather than locating them on each gravesite. The option of being buried in a shroud in also available in this section of the cemetery.
The fees for burials and other services provided by the cemetery can be found i Orange City Council’s annual Fees and Charges document(Pages 72-74).