Welcome to the Boroondara General Cemetery, commonly known as the Kew Cemetery. Only 8 kilometres east of Melbourne's CBD, Kew Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in Victoria, with more than 80,000 burials to date.
Currently, garden crypts are available for burial, and niches for the interment of cremated remains. These are held in perpetuity. More information about memorialisation can be found by clicking here.
Anzac Day 2018: Gate access will be provided for vehicles this Wednesday, 25 April, 2018 at the cemetery's main entrance on the corner of High Street and Parkhill Road.
Private William Dunn: Private William Dunn, aged only 19, died in action at Gallipoli on 25 April, 1915, only six months after leaving Australia on the Orvieto. A prolific letter-writer, his letters home to his widowed mother were later published in Tom Austen’s 1990 book “Dear Mother”. William’s mother Katherine is buried at the Kew cemetery with William’s father George. Also buried at the cemetery are William’s sister Theresa Loughnan, a gifted seamstress, who last saw William when she was only 9, and her daughter (William’s niece) Catharine Riddell.
Working bees: The Friends of Boroondara Kew Cemetery arrange regular working bees at the cemetery. These are held on the 1st Saturday of each month and the third Wednesday of each month. The next working bees will be on Saturday 5 May, 2018 and Wednesday May 16, 2018 from 10:00 am until around 3:00 pm if the weather is favourable. We invite anyone who is interested to join an enthusiastic team. Volunteers are welcome to join for as little or long as they please.
Springthorpe memorial: For a public notice about recent damage sustained to the Springthorpe memorial, click here.