To search the cemetery register click here 

To request a burial at the Cowell Cemetery, please complete the Burial Application Form and return it to the Council Office. Click Here

To place cremated remains in the Niche Wall please complete and return the Application for Placement of Cremate Remains Form, Click Here

To apply for an Internment Right (lease) at the Cowell Cemetery, please complete and return the form to the Council office. Click Here

Burial Register

Council keeps records of burials dating back to 1896 for the Cowell Cemetery located on Melrose Road. The Register contains the following details about the deceased:

  • Name
  • Section (Row No)
  • Age
  • Date of Burial
  • Plot/Grave Number
  • Place of Abode
  • Who performed the Ceremony
  • Cemetery & Section

The cemetery is maintained by Council staff and volunteer labour.It caters for conventional burials as well as a niche wall for cremation ashes. A site plan is available at the Council office..

Grave Sites

If you would like to lease a grave site in Cowell cemetery, please contact Council Administration . Plot sizes are 1.4m x 2.7m single or 2.8m x 2.7m double. Fees and Charges for 2017/2018 financial year are as follows:

  • Grave Digging - 6 Foot Grave-  $700.00
  • Grave Digging - 7 Foot Grave - $800.00
  • Lease Fees -  Single $700.00 - Double - $1000.00
  • Niche Wall - Standard Plaque ( 5lines ) - Cost of Works
  • Niche Wall - Additional Lines ( 7 lines ) - Cost of Works
  • Niche Wall - Lease Fees - Single $700.00 - Double $1000.00


There are no fees for monument works being carried out in district cemeteries, however all materials must be supplied by the persons doing the work. Please advise Council's Works Manager prior to undertaking any work.

Cowell is situated on Franklin Harbour approximately halfway between Port Augusta and Port Lincoln, it is an ideal place for visitors to break a long journey or to take a holiday and enjoy the pleasant climate and relaxed life style. One of the safest and best fishing areas in South Australia, Franklin Harbour is a land-locked bay with a narrow entrance through which boats have access to the harbour's calm waters.

Council Office

6 Main Street


Monday to Friday

9.00am - 5.00pm

Closed Public Holidays

PO Box 71


Visitor Information Centre

The Franklin Harbour Institute

8 Main Street



After Hours Emergency Contact: 0428 292 019 (not monitored during office hours)