Berri Barmera Council manages and maintains each Cemetery located within its district. Specific sections include denominational, public, children as well as the Upper Murray Garden of Memory for returned service men and women.
An Advisory Committee reports to Council on issues relating to Cemetery matters.
Garden of Memory
The cemetery grounds are open to the public twenty four hours a day. Parking and toilet facilities are available at Berri and Barmera Cemeteries.
Burial and Cremation Leases are for a term of 99 years.
No specific plot can be allocated - the next available plot is allocated at the time of interment. The exception to this is a plot can be reserved at the time of an interment alongside the deceased (Conditions apply).
Council has a number of vaults currently available in the newly developed lawn section at the Berri Cemetery.
The Berri and Barmera Cemeteries offer lawn sections for interments, niche walls (Berri only) and garden areas for cremation interments.
Overland Corner has a limited number of sites available, these are the traditional older style burials.
No shrubs or flowers are to be planted in the cemeteries. Flowers, containers or other objects are not to be placed on the lawn, except for wreaths and flowers placed on a grave at the time of burial and will remain in position until wilted, at which time council employees will remove them.
Flowers placed in receptacles (no glass) must be located on the concrete beam and shall remain in position until wilted, at which time Council employees will remove them.
Ornaments are only to be secured to a monument with the approval of the Curator.
All monumental work must be approved by the Curator, this includes new monuments, alterations and removals. Application for Memorial forms can be obtained from the council office by telephoning 8582 1922.
At the Garden of Memory, flowers may be placed either at the base of the Cross of Remembrance or in the vase attached to the rear of the individual plaque.
During your visit to the Cemetery, if you notice any suspicious activity or acts of vandalism, please notify the Police in the first instance. (Ph. 8595 2020).
ANZAC Dawn Service
Each year a dawn service is held at the Upper Murray Garden of Memory at Barmera, commencing at approx. 6.00am. Details can be obtained from the local RSL branch.
Identification crosses are progressively being installed on all unmarked graves at each Council Cemetery.
Locations and Contacts
- Berri Cemetery - RL Gambling Road, Berri
- Barmera Cemetery - McKenzie Road, Barmera
- Upper Murray Garden of Memory - 131 McKenzie Road, Barmera
- Overland Corner Cemetery - Morgan Road, Overland Corner (Approx 20 km's from Barmera)
- Berri Office
19 Wilson Street
BERRI SA 5343
Phone: (08) 8582 1922
Fax: (08) 8582 3029
Email (Berri Cemetery): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Barmera Office
3A Barwell Avenue
BARMERA SA 5345
Phone: (08) 8588 2031
Fax: (08) 8588 3330
Email (Barmera Cemetery): email@example.com
- Upper Murray Garden of Memory
Phone: (08) 8586 5158
(08) 8588 3119