Just a short drive off the Stuart Highway or McMillians Road you can find Thorak Regional Cemetery, situated at:

95 Deloraine Road, Knuckey Lagoon
Opening Hours: 7.00am - 7.00pm each day
Office Hours: 8.15am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday
Tel: 08 8947 0903

In the event of an emergency, or if Darwin and the surrounding areas are placed on a Stage 2 Cyclone Warning the Thorak Regional Cemetery will be CLOSED.


Phone: 08 8947 0903
Email: Contact Us

Thorak Regional Cemetery is situated amid natural bushland; the Cemetery encompasses more than 26 hectares with over 10 hectares currently landscaped. Various sections of the cemetery allow for plaques, headstones, monuments, memorial trees and memorial rocks to commemorate loved ones, with a special Garden of Angels for children.

Thorak Regional Cemetery is largely a non-denominational cemetery, with areas designated for the Orthodox, Muslim, Bai Hai and Jewish faiths.

It has an onsite crematorium for cremations and ashes can be interred into the peaceful memorial gardens, beautiful granite columbarium, one of two niche walls, or scattered in our scatter gardens.

The cemetery also incorporates a Garden of Remembrance in honor of defense personnel.

Contact Thorak Regional Cemetery office for advice on access in and around the facility.

Thorak Regional Cemetery Office: 08 8947 0903

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Thorak Regional Cemetery is the only active cemetery serving the greater Darwin area. Built on the old Berrimah Experimental Farm, it was opened in 1988 and named after Klaus Thorak, a distinguished veterinarian who looked after the farm's dairy cows.

Situated amid natural bushland, on gently sloping terrain, Thorak Regional Cemetery has respectfully served the local Darwin region for the past 25 years. Of the total 26 hectares, available, only 10 hectares are currently in use.

The landscaped open space, green lawns, gardens and shade provides a tranquil location as the final resting place for your loved ones.

Crematorium services commenced in 1990 at that time it was the only crematorium facility in the Northern Territory. An expanded administration office was constructed in June 2010. Soon after a new cremator was purchased and the chapel was expanded in 2011.

Litchfield Council was entrusted with sole management and operations of the cemetery in 2008.

The Office of Australian War Graves (OAWG) has an attractive memorial garden called the “Garden of Remembrance” that salutes our deceased military personnel.

The Landscaped Grounds of Thorak Regional Cemetery

Comprising a total of 26 hectares, with over 10 hectares currently beautifully landscaped and with the potential for future growth of a further 16 hectares. The Cemetery offers many shaded areas set amongst exotic plants, soaring palms and water features for those seeking contemplation and serenity with their thoughts. The park like grounds offers families and friends the occasion to gather to farewell and reflect on the life of a loved one.