Landscape Working Bees
On the first Saturday of every month the Friends of the Boroondara (Kew) Cemetery will be conducting a Working Bee in the Cemetery between 10am and 3pm.
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.
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.
Pricing details are available by clicking here
Tenured memorial garden positions.
The Trustees of Boroondara Public Cemetery advise various 12 year tenured memorial garden positions are currently out of tenure. On 1st January, 2005 letters to this effect were forwarded to the contact addresses shown in the cemetery records and people have responded to this correspondence. Of those who have not responded, many envelopes have been returned, marked “address unknown” or “no longer at this address”. 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.