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.

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  • Funeral Procession to mark the 100th Anniversary of the death of Sir Thomas Bent - 17th September 2009
  • Funeral Procession to mark the 100th Anniversary of the death of Sir Thomas Bent - 17th September 2009
  • Firing Party - Joe Dianico, James Battern, Neville Scuttlebury & John Underwood of the Historical Re-enactment Society of Australia at the William Robertson plaque unveiling - 1st April 2007


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. – Cash as we do not have credit card facilities.

Departure time: Tours Depart at 2pm. – unless indicated.\

*December 3rd – Christmas Lunch to be served  at 12 noon in the Lodge at the Brighton Cemetery. Cost $20 per person.

Diary Dates for 2024

11th February 2024 – Mother Daughter Father Son Walk – at 2pm. on this guided tour we will meet the mother who was an activist while her daughter  was a painter as well as the convict and his son the Premier of Victoria along others

17th March 2024 – Odd Bob Walk  at 2pm

19th April Flag Commemoration —A  further 50 flags are going to be placed – these together with the previous flags it will be an amazing sight seeing 200 flags flying throughout the cemetery. These flags commemorate the role of our Men and Women during the Boer War, WW1 & WW2

21 April 2024 Anzac Walk at 2pm We will be visiting 8 graves as part of the Flag Project.

19th May 2024 – Villains Victims and the Law Walk at 2pm. In one of Melbourne’s little known massacres, five people were shot by a gunman in the Botanic Gardens on 23 January 1924 or of the son that was sent packing to the Colony after he embarrassed his father by riding his horse up the steps of the Cathedral during a church service in a drunken escapade. Did a dispute over land lead to a murder and then to an execution? These are just a few of the people you will meet on this walk.

July 2024 – Open House Melbourne

4th August 2024 AGM


  • Brighton General Cemetery
    Cnr. North and Hawthorn Roads


Opening Hours

Grounds 8am-6pm

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