The Department provides to the public services on cremation and burial of body and skeletal remains. It operates six government crematoria (at Cape Collinson in Hong Kong Island, Diamond Hill in Kowloon, Fu Shan, Kwai Chung, Wo Hop Shek and Cheung Chau in the New Territories) and twelve public columbaria (at Cape Collinson and Wong Nai Chung Road in Hong Kong Island, Diamond Hill in Kowloon, Fu Shan, Kwai Chung, Tsang Tsui, Wo Hop Shek, Cheung Chau, Lamma Island, Peng Chau and Lai Chi Yuen in the New Territories). Moreover, the Department runs 13 Gardens of Remembrance in the columbaria.
The Department also manages ten public cemeteries, namely Hong Kong Cemetery, Mount Caroline Cemetery, New Kowloon Cemetery No. 8 (Diamond Hill Urn Cemetery), Prison Cemetery (Stanley), Wo Hop Shek Cemetery, Cheung Chau Cemetery, Tai O Cemetery, Lai Chi Yuen Cemetery and two cemeteries in Sandy Ridge.
Coffin burial spaces are available in Wo Hop Shek Cemetery, Cheung Chau Cemetery, Tai O Cemetery and Lai Chi Yuen Cemetery. However, for coffin burial in Cheung Chau Cemetery, Tai O Cemetery or Lai Chi Yuen Cemetery, the applicant must produce the original and a copy of letter from the relevant islands rural committee and a statutory declaration made by the legal representative or next of kin of the deceased person to certify that the deceased was an indigenous villager, a bona fide resident of the island concerned, or their minor children.
The opening hours of cemeteries, crematoria, columbaria and Gardens of Remembrance are as follows:
|Name of Cemetery||Opening Hours|
|All public Cemeteries, except Hong Kong Cemetery and Prison Cemetery (venue managed by Correctional Services Department)||06:30 - 19:30 hrs|
|Hong Kong Cemetery||From 1 Apr to 30 Sep (07:00 - 19:00 hrs)|
|From 1 Oct to 31 Mar (07:00 - 18:00 hrs)|
|Name of Abortus Keeping Facilities||Opening Hours||Telephone Nos.||Fax Nos.||Photo||Virtual Tour|
|Wo Hop Shek Garden of Forever Love||0830 - 1800 hrs||2696 4031||2696 4827|
|Cape Collinson Garden of Forever Love||0830 - 1800 hrs||2556 1377||2147 7514|
|Name of Abortus Cremation Facilities||Opening Hours||Telephone Nos.||Fax Nos.||Photo||Virtual Tour|
|The Home of Forever Love in Kwai Chung||0830 - 1730 hrs||2614 4390||2439 6435|