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).

  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 at 2pm

October 6th Jewish Contribution at 2pm

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]

Cost: $15 per person.                        Booking is essential

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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