City of Karratha


The City of Karratha manages a number of cemeteries throughout the district. Find out more information about them below.

The City of Karratha is responsible for the management of a number of cemeteries within the district. They are categorised as "open" cemeteries available for ongoing burials and "closed" cemeteries. Additionally, we have some "historic" cemeteries that list former residents of the district during the early settlement years.

Open Cemeteries in the City of Karratha

  • Roebourne/Wickham Cemetery - Roebourne-Pt Samson Rd, Wickham
  • Karratha Cemetery - Dampier Highway, Madigan Estate
  • 2 Mile Cemetery - North West Coastal Highway, Roebourne (near Roebourne Race Course)

Closed Cemeteries in the City of Karratha

  • Roebourne Town Cemetery - Andover Way, Roebourne Any burials proposed after the date of closure will require Ministerial approval and only to existing current grant holders
  • Cossack Pioneer Cemetery, Settlers Beach Road, Cossack
  • Balla Balla Cemetery, North West Coastal Highway, Whim Creek
  • Whim Creek Cemetery, North West Coastal Highway

The City of Karratha customer service team is able to assist with all cemetery enquiries including plot reservations, burial inquires, ashes internments and monument applications. We will direct families to funeral directors and monumental masons who can assist with funeral arrangements and monument instalments. Families can peruse our Cemetery maps and select plot sites for family members who have passed away or reserve the plots for future interments.

A Niche Wall is situated at Karratha Cemetery for Ashes for family members wishing to inter ashes. There is no crematorium in Karratha however families can have ashes interred after cremation in Perth. 

One family member will be required to sign a Grant of Right of Burial which grants them the ‘lease’ over a plot for 25 years and may be extended for a further 25 years upon payment of the set fee. The Grant Holder must produce the relevant paperwork and provide permission for all interments and monumental approvals on the associated plot.

Download a copy of the Roebourne Town Cemetery map and listings (PDF 2mb)

Download a copy of the City of Karratha - Cemeteries Local Law 2017 (PDF 0.25mb)



Grant of Right holders can apply for the installation of memorials and headstones and applications can be made directly to the City of Karratha or through currently licensed Stone Masons.

City of Karratha Staff can assist finding family members and provide extracts of the register or copies of maps of the cemeteries. There may be charges associated with this service.

For research projects, we have a Local History Officer that can be contacted at Karratha Library. Family and commercial research projects may also incur the fees for this service.

The City provides a maintenance service to each of the cemeteries to ensure that they are aesthetically neat and tidy.

For any further Cemetery related enquiries, please contact Customer Service on 9186 8555.