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Images of a series of crosses and tombstones in front of a Victorian Gothic-style stone structure with dark grey clouds in the background.

Brighton General Cemetery



The inner eastern cemeteries of Boroondara, St Kilda and Brighton are outstanding examples of the Victorian Garden Cemeteries, with picturesque curving paths, park-like setting, rest houses and loges. The cemeteries contain significant heritage structures recognised by Heritage Victorian and the National Trust of Australia (Victoria).

What's On

Explore the rich history of Brighton General Cemetery. In addition to self-guided tours, Brighton Cemetorians will conduct guided tours of this unique site and share stories about people who have contributed to our built environment and the unique role cemeteries have played within cities. Guided tours will include a rare opportunity to view inside the Board Room and Clergy Room. 
Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT) will also be opening their Melbourne General Cemetery and St Kilda Cemetery sites as part of Open House Melbourne. 

This tour is part of the Deceased of the Built Environment series occurring across the Open House Melbourne July Weekend at Brighton General Cemetery, St Kilda Cemetery and Boroondara General Cemetery (Kew). Bookings are required for individual sessions.

Image: (1) Brighton General Cemetery. Photo: courtesy of Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT) and Brighton Cemetorians

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 29 July
Tours run 11am + 2pm
Running for 60 minutes in groups of 20
Bookings required
First release tickets: Thursday 6 July, 12pm
Second release tickets: Saturday 8 July, 10am

Self guided walks are available anytime from 10am


261 North Road, Caulfield South VIC 3162

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