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Dunedin City Council – Kaunihera-a-rohe o Otepoti

We administer 20 cemeteries and one crematorium in Dunedin, ranging in size from small rural areas to the wide-open spaces of Andersons Bay Cemetery.

We organise and oversee the maintenance of all the plantings, lawns and facilities at these cemeteries.

The cemeteries and the crematorium are administered in accordance with the Burials and Cremation Act 1964 and any amendments of that Act.

Cemetery gate opening hours

Vehicles are not allowed in Andersons Bay, Southern, Northern, Green Park and Dunedin Cemeteries between:

  • 5.30pm - 8am from April - September
  • 7.30pm - 7.30am from October - March

Vehicles are not permitted in any of the other DCC cemeteries between sunset and sunrise.

Dogs are allowed on leash. As per Dog Control Bylaw 2016 (link to external website, new window)

Cemetery office hours

Office hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.

The Dunedin Crematorium Office is at Andersons Bay Cemetery, 198 Tomahawk Road, Andersons Bay. Phone: 03 477 4000 Email

The office is closed to observe the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • 2 January
  • Waitangi Day
  • Otago Anniversary Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Anzac Day
  • Queen's Birthday
  • Labour Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

Arranging a funeral

Information can be found on Funerals New Zealand's website (link to external website, new window)

Genealogy and grave enquiries

We can help with genealogical and grave location enquiries for any of the cemeteries during office hours. Phone: 03 477 4000 Email:

You can also conduct a name search using the cemeteries online search form

The information is provided by the funeral director and family at the time of cremation or burial.

Researching family history

More information about family history can be found at:

  • All Dunedin Libraries
  • Dunedin City Council Archives, Civic Centre, The Octagon, Dunedin
  • Hocken Library, Anzac Avenue, Dunedin
  • Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Queens Gardens, Dunedin
  • Genealogy Society.

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