Brighton Cemetorians

The Brighton Cemetorians are a not-for-profit community group working actively with
Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust, the administrators of Brighton General Cemetery.


The Brighton Cemetorians Inc. aim to run regular walking tours of the Brighton General Cemetery on a range of themes to cater for all interests. Our tours run for approximately 90 mins which includes refreshments and a tour pamphlet. We are also willing to undertake tours for private groups.

Cost of Tours: Non-members: $15, Members: $10.
Departure Time: Tours Depart at 2pm. – unless indicated.

To make a Booking: 9558 4248 – Bookings are essential

All tours depart from inside the North Road main entrance gates (unless otherwise advised).

  April 14th  – Anzac Day walk

Our Annual Anzac Walk relates to stories of a few of the many service persons interred at the Brighton General Cemetery. On this walk we get to know just a few of those lying within the walls at the Brighton Cemetery. Edward William Pinder was awarded the Distinguished Combat Medal for his bravery for taking a message to the Officer in Charge and returning with much needed reserves, Samuel Ettingove who wrote an impassioned letter and being granted naturalisation so that he could enlist as an Australian, Sir John Monash who became one of Australia’s most notable Military figures. These are just a few of those we will be paying homage to.

May 19th – Law Week.

“GUILTY OR NOT” You be the Jury – 2pm – meet near the office

As the Jury you will hear the case of the death of two wives of a doctor, be asked who caused the death of the body found in a lane, whether a brothers dispute was responsible for a murder and while out shooting rabbits was a death an accident. In total six cases will be heard and as the Jury you will be asked to consider if they are Guilty or Not Guilty.

August 4th – AGM

October 6th – Jewish Contribution

December 1st – Christmas Lunch


31stJuly 1863

Secretary reported cattle had accident with headstone and were removed from the Cemetery.

11thJuly 1884

Secretary authorised to construct water closet on premises to be opened only during funerals.

11thNovember 1913

Recommendation by surveyor that iron gates, similar to those at North Road, be installed at Hawthorn Road.


  • Brighton General Cemetery
    Cnr. North and Hawthorn Roads


Opening Hours

Grounds 8am-6pm

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