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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Diary Dates for 2022  – all walks begin at 2pm – some near the office others from the front gate  – where walks will begin will be advised at a later date

OPEN HOUSE MELBOURNE – July 30th & 31stThe Brighton Cemetery is over 160 years old and full of notable people that made Melbourne memorable. Sir John Monash, Carlo Catani – Civil Engineer, Charles Ogg – Architect. George Frederick Ballantyne – Architect, William Guilfoyle – Landscape Gardener and Botanist are but a few of the many people who lie resting within the walls of the cemetery.

A self-paced walk around the notable internments and a short formal tour led by the Brighton Cemetorians are available on both Saturday and Sunday.  Short Guided Tours at 10am, 11am, 12pm 1pm, 2pm

AGM: 7th August  – Guest Speaker – Colin Smith – Life and Art of Penleigh Boyd  to be held at the Camden Hotel in the Upstairs Function Room  – 414 Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield South at 1pm. Refreshments will be served – please advise if any dietary requirements.

October : 16th “In Da House” A Brighton Cemetery walk, highlighting the quirky lives of people who lived in local and country towns, and ended up here [Brighton Cemetery]!        

November: 6th – Remembrance Day this walk will utilise eight of the next 50 flags to be placed on 4 November – this will bring the total of flags to 100.                                  

Christmas lunch: 4th December

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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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