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).

August 4th – AGM – to be held in the Lodge at 2pm – Guest Speaker will be Julie Spring who will talk about “The Vagabond and J B Cooper”

October 6th Jewish Contribution at 2pm – meet at Main Entrance

Many immigrants of Jewish origin came to Melbourne in the late 19th and early 20th centuries brought with them a range of skills and enterprise that contributed to our way of life. Did your grandparents ever have a Wertheim Piano or Sewing Machine in their home? And, where did they buy their furniture from? Remember Patersons? The Nathan family from London and the Wertheims’ from Germany were certainly very prolific in their time. Come and join us for a walk through history

October 20th – The Boyd Family of Artists – 2pm

This walk is a walk of a difference with a Boyd family member who will talk about the amazing Boyd Dynasty and their connection to other artists who are also buried at the Brighton Cemetery

Meet at the top gate on Hawthorn rd [near the cnr of Sheffield St]

November 17thRemembrance Day Walk

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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