News and Events

Melbourne General Cemetery welcomes community engagement and we host a series of events throughout the year including All Souls Day in November.

Our cemetery and Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trusts' locations host a series of events throughout the year. These include services to commemorate All Souls Day, Police Remembrance Day, the Ching Ming Festival and Christmas remembrances services. We also host botanical and historical tours, conduct a series of interesting presentations and involve our community in rose pruning demonstrations.

For more information and for our calendar of events, please see News and Community Events links below.

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Fascinating Night Tours

Meet the Who's Who of Melbourne General Cemetery after dark! Tours are conducted three times per year but can be arranged by appointment at other times.


With new projects always underway and a full calendar of community events in progress, there is always something new to report.

Events calendar

Keep up-to-date with upcoming community events and services at all of our cemetery locations.

Presentations, Tours and Facilities

At the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust, we embrace the opportunity to come out and speak to community groups or to arrange for groups to come to our locations for presentations and tours.

New Graves Available for Purchase

If you purchase a grave in Victoria, it is our duty to care for these forever.