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 – BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

December 8th 2019– Christmas Lunch

2020 March 15              Pre Federation Walk

            May 3                   Anzac Walk

            May 24th             Law Week Walk

            August 16th      AGM – Guest Speaker – David Sornig’s Blue Lake:  finding Dudley Flats and the West Melbourne Swamp,  winner of a 2019 Victorian Community  History Awards’ Judges Special Prize.

            October 25th       Jockeys & Trainers

            November 15th     Remembrance Day Walk

            December          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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