There are various monumental sections in the Cemetery. These allow a more personal and substantial memorial to be erected in memory of a loved one. Unlike a headstone, a monument covers the entire grave. It can be made from concrete, granite or other durable material.
A monument clearly defines a grave and allows greater choice in the design.
It is normal for a monument to be erected within twelve months of the first burial and to be restored within six months of a subsequent burial.
A monumental grave can generally accommodate two burials; however ashes can also be interred in the grave.
Nudgee Cemetery has monumental plots available throughout the Cemetery. A number of monumental sections of Nudgee Cemetery have been Heritage listed and there are still plots available in these areas.
The family accepts the responsibility of maintaining the monument. The monument is to be supplied and installed by a monumental mason according to Cemetery rules and Australian Standards.
A list of Nudgee Cemetery authorised stonemasons is available upon request from the Cemetery Office.
Monumental graves allow personalised design and placement of vases or other accessories.
The Cemetery has a wide range of suitable vases, ceramic ware, solar powered lights and statues.
Some people prefer In-ground vaults. These can be constructed as either single or double depth in monumental sections of the Cemetery. A stonemason of the family's choice can install a concrete vault after submitting plans to the Cemetery office. These vaults need to be constructed in advance of the funeral service and can take between seven and 10 days to construct.
The vaults should be finished in granite, which gives the appearance of a monumental grave. The difference is that the burial is within a concrete chamber, rather than soil. In-ground vaults are popular with some European communities.