Rules & Regulations for Monuments

The various rules and regulations that affect Monumental Companies / Stone Masons are explained below.


As a general rule, the overall length and width of a monument in Mount Jerome is 78 inches x 30 inches. This is inclusive of the base, headstone and surrounds / kerbing. All headstones have to be a minimum 3 inches in thickness. There are two main exceptions to this general rule:

Garden section In the lawn grave section of the cemetery no surrounds / kerbing are permitted. Headstones have to be 36 inches in height, 24 inches in width and at least 3 inches in thickness. The bases have to be 38 inches in width, 12 in height and 11 inches in thickness. This exception affects section numbers 4 (part of), 5 (part of), 6, 5/6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 (part of), 33 (part of), 55, 58 and 83.

CRB section When the grave number starts with the letters “CRB” the only difference to the above general measurements is that the length of the monument (inclusive of base and surrounds / kerbing) must be 84 inches. This exception affects section numbers 451, 452, 453 (part of), 454, 455, 456, 457, 458, 459, 460, 461, 462, 463, 464 and 465.

Please consult with our office if you are unsure as to what size of a proposed monument is permitted. Notwithstanding the above, the correct dimensions of a monument are confirmed to a monumental company / stone mason when a foundation application is accepted.


Any colour monument is permitted in Mount Jerome.  The only exception to this rule applies to sections 10, 11, 12, 13, 32 (part of), 33 (part of), 34, 35, 36, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 87, 88, 89 and 90. In these sections of the graveyard the only colour permitted is grey or white.

Grave Numbers

The full and correct grave number must be engraved onto the base or headstone of a new or replacement monument and be clearly legible.

Concrete and Chippings

No concrete and chippings are permitted to be poured in between the surrounds / kerbing of a grave, until that grave is FULL for any more internments of either full coffin burials or cremation ashes.

When concrete is to set inside surrounds / kerbing, it is to be poured to a depth of 5 inches with steel immersed into it. This is prevent the concrete in time subsiding and becoming a health and safety issue in time.

Cover Slabs

A cover slab cannot be put onto a grave until the grave is full for any more internments of either full coffin burials or those of cremation ashes.

Please note that when an adjoining grave is opened for a burial beside a grave that has a cover slab on it, the earth bank separating both graves may subside due to the extra weight load of the cover slab on the bank. The cemetery will not be held responsible for the repair works required to reset the kerbstones and level the cover slab.

Neither will the cemetery be held responsible if a cover slab and its kerbstones need to be levelled again due to general natural subsidence in the grave that they are set upon.

A letter from the current registered grave owner must be furnished before a cover slab can be placed onto a grave stating that he/she fully understands the implications of the above three paragraphs.

No Seating

For insurance reasons, no seating of any type or kind made from any type of natural stone (or any other material) is permitted on any part of a grave or any (new or existing) monument.

Accidental Loss or Damage

Please note that the cemetery is not responsible / liable for any accidental loss or damage to any monument of any description. This also applies to any grave items that such as expensive marble pots, vases, plaques, etc.