• Level 2 Water Restrictions

    As a region we're experiencing the lowest water levels in our dams in over two decades. Level 2 water restrictions apply to all properties connected to Hunter Water's water supply network in the Cessnock Local Government Area.

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Gordon Williams Memorial Lawn Cemetery Masterplan Extension Update

The Gordon Williams Memorial Aberdare Cemetery is located Greta Street, Aberdare.  The original monumental cemetery at Aberdare is divided into denominational portions and contains monuments dating from 1909.  Many of the inscriptions record the accidental deaths of miners employed at coal mines in the district.  The site now embraces a large lawn cemetery that includes columbaria and gardens for the location of ashes.


  • Anglican
  • Baptist
  • Congregational
  • Non-denominational
  • Methodist
  • Presbyterian
  • Roman Catholic
  • Salvation Army

Interment Options

  • Columbarium     
  • Garden
  • Lawn 




Greta Street


Further Information

For further information contact Council’s Cemetery Officer on (02) 4993 4220 or

Lawn Cemetery Tributes

Council has adopted a Cemetery Strategy that outlines the placement of tributes at Lawn Cemeteries.

Council has installed signage at both lawn cemeteries advising the community of the terms and conditions associated with interments in the lawn cemeteries. These conditions are also outlined in Council’s Conditions of Burial Rights signed by grantees when applying for a burial right or for the placing of ashes within Council’s cemeteries.