Boroondara General Cemetery is a private “not for profit” enterprise. We do not receive funding or services provided by local government. We raise revenues to staff and maintain the property through the provision of funeral services and the sales of cemetery products. We are grateful to the many community volunteers who assist us.
Important Information: In the Interest of Public Safety -On Extreme Weather Days or High Fire Danger The Cemetery May be Closed. Please contact the Cemetery Office on 9853 7025 if you have any concerns or queries. There will be a recorded message if a change to opening hours or public access has occurred. [>
All working bees will take place subject to a favourable weather forecast.
*The January working bee will take place subject to a favourable weather forecast. The Friends of Boroondara Kew Cemetery will advise you when this is known. Please check their website.We are inviting anyone who is interested to join an enthusiastic team. All you need to bring is yourself, some gloves and a pair of secateurs and to wear sensible shoes. Tea and coffee will be provided but if you are planning to stay you should bring your own lunch.
Gate Access on Saturday On Working Bee Saturdays the gates for car access will be open at the Main entrance to the Cemetery at the corner of High Street and Parkhill Road.
Welcome to the Boroondara General Cemetery, commonly known as the Kew Cemetery. We hope you enjoy your visit at our website.As one of the oldest cemeteries in Victoria there has been in excess of 75,000 burials. As a result there are no longer any grave sites available for purchase. However mausoleum crypts and niches are available. Crypts and niches are held in perpetuity.
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Boroondara Trust is Seeking Your Help This advert was placed in major publications on December 4 2016. Click here to read now
The Trust is Pleased to Share its Strategic Direction with the Community. Click here to read now
Tenured memorial garden positions.The Trust Members of Boroondara General Cemetery [ Show Members ] advise that various 12 year tenured memorial garden positions are currently out of tenure. The Trust take this opportunity to remind anyone who has a memorial garden position in this cemetery and who has changed their address, to please advise the Cemetery office, on (03) 9853-7025.
The image above shows the original entrance and gatehouse/office prior to the addition of the clock tower, second story and high brick fence. The photo is undated but possibly dates to the 1870’s.