Natural Burials

How to get a natural burial

There are three ways to arrange a natural burial:

Arranging through a funeral director

Contact your local certified funeral director listed here and state that you want to be buried at the Natural Cemetery. They will advise us of your plot booking and organise the following on your behalf: payment of our registration fee ($250 inc GST), provide a coffin that meets our standards, arrange for payment of the local council fees and conduct all their usual services for you.

Certified funeral directors on-charge our registration fee. This covers a personalised engraved wooden plot marker (if required), our certification system for funeral directors, cemeteries and coffins, and the work of our not-for-profit organisation over-seeing and promoting the cemeteries.

Register in advance

Pre-register directly with us for $250 inc GST, this covers our burial registration fee and you will receive our Living Wishes pack.

At the time of death, call 0800 525 500. We will take care of the plot preparations for you and help enlist the services of a certified local funeral director. The funeral director will organise payment of the local council plot, interment and maintenance fees on your behalf. The funeral director will charge their usual fees to you separately.

Remember that you will need to use a coffin that meets our standards (you can order through us or your funeral director).

Register by mail:
Use this order form (click here) or mail us your contact details including; name, address, phone, email, with a cheque or mail order for NZ$250.00 inc GST.

Mail to: Natural Burials, PO Box 41132, Eastbourne, Lower Hutt
Make cheques out to: Natural Burials Ltd
Direct deposit to: Natural Burials: 06-0513-0212260-00

Self managed

Call 0800 525 500
We will register the deceased and plot with your chosen natural burial cemetery. The cost will be $250.00 inc GST. You will need to pay the local council’s plot, interment and maintenance fees yourself.

Advise us if you need a funeral director or other assistance
We can enlist the services of a certified funeral director for you. They will contact you immediately. Please note that they will invoice you directly for their services.

Natural Burials does not provide funeral services.

Order a natural coffin
Remember that you will need to use a coffin that meets our standards