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Established in 1854, Brighton General Cemetery is one of Melbourne’s oldest and most significant cemeteries. The classic garden style-grounds offer a quiet sanctuary for families to reflect on the lives of their loved ones. Amongst the manicured gardens, many adorned monuments lay proudly across the 12 hectares (30 acres), all contained within Brighton General Cemeteries iconic red brick walls.
The landscaped gardens create a private place of reflection year-round, thanks to a skilled team who work tirelessly to create a place of beauty and solace. To honour the promise and commemoration over many generations, Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT) cares for the daily operations of Brighton General Cemetery, reporting directly to the Victorian Minister for Health. SMCT is committed to supporting the community in honouring and celebrating their loved one as they choose.
We understand that everyone has the right to honour life the way they choose. We offer a culturally diverse range of burial and cremation memorial options to help families observe traditions and ceremonies important to them.
We understand that everyone's grief journey is unique. Our customer care team can support you with advice anchored in care and at a pace sympathetic to your needs.
We can also assist with the searching of records, to help locate and reunite family memorials. Please contact us if you require any assistance.
If you would like any more information or to arrange a tour of Brighton General Cemetery, please contact one of our Customer Care team members.
Surrounded by its high iconic walls and central location, Brighton General Cemetery has continued to play an essential role in honouring and remembering the lives of thousands of families since 1855.Discover Our Rich History