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.

About Us

Welcome to the official website of The Brighton Cemetorians Inc!

The Brighton Cemetorians Inc. is a not-for-profit community group formed in 2005 with the aim of raising awareness of the Brighton General Cemetery.  The aim of the group is to work with and assist the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust and management to:

  • Raise public awareness of the Brighton General Cemetery as a historical place of local, state and national importance
  • Actively research and preserve the history of the Brighton General Cemetery
  • Collate stories of persons interred at the Brighton General Cemetery
  • Facilitate the restoration of significant monuments through close links with interested organisations, descendants and other stakeholders
  • Do all such other things as are conducive or incidental to the attainment of the above purposes or any of them.

We undertake tours of the Cemetery, research requests for people wanting to locate a grave and produce a journal called The Cemetorian.

The Brighton Cemetorians Inc. is an Incorporated Association affiliated with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria Inc.

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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