MCEC

Melbourne General Cemetery

Melbourne's most iconic and historically significant cemetery is characterised by its prime location, notable interments and Prime Ministers' Garden. The first burial took place on 28 May 1853 and the more than 300,000 burials since then have included former prime ministers Sir Robert Menzies, James Scullin, Harold Holt and Sir John Gorton, along with Peter Lalor, Sir Redmond Barry, John Pascoe Fawkner, Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills. Loosely separated into denominational precincts, the cemetery is notable for its landscaped grounds and meandering paths, Victorian-era monuments and statues, historic gate lodge and Jewish and Catholic chapels.

Melbourne General Cemetery

Location

Melbourne General Cemetery Lygon Street CARLTON NORTH VIC 3054

Opening hours

Monday

8am - 5pm


Tuesday

8am - 5pm


Wednesday

8am - 5pm


Thursday

8am - 5pm


Friday

8am - 5pm


Saturday

8am - 5pm


Sunday

8am - 5pm



Disabled Access

No