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 Wednesday 21 March 2018 and Saturday 7 April 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.
The location of the working bee within the 12 hectares of the cemetery will be marked with pink flags. You will find the working group if you follow the pink flags.
All you need to bring is yourself, some gloves, a pair of secateurs and to wear sensible shoes. No special skills are required. If you are planning to stay you should bring your own lunch.
Mr John Henry Joyce, first Kew Cemetery Manager and Secretary: This month marks the 130th anniversary of the burial at Kew cemetery on 6 March, 1888 of Mr John Henry Joyce, aged 62, who served for 23 years from 1862 until 1885 as the first Secretary and Manager of the cemetery.
Springthorpe memorial: For a public notice about recent damage sustained to the Springthorpe memorial, click here.
Welcome to the Boroondara General Cemetery, commonly known as the Kew Cemetery. As one of the oldest cemeteries in Victoria there have been more than 80,000 burials.
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.