For over 100 years Fawkner Memorial Park has been serving the people of Victoria. The cemetery opened in 1906, with the first burial taking place on 10 December 1906, and is arguably one of Australia's largest cemeteries. Fawkner Memorial Park has a history of innovation and leadership in the Victorian cemetery industry which included the introduction Victoria's first modern purpose built crematorium in the 1926 and more recently introducing grand public mausoleums and ornate private mausoleums into Australia.
Burial options are available at Fawkner Memorial Park include:
- Lawn graves with plaques
- Monumental graves
There are also special areas of Fawkner Memorial Park set aside for the burial of young children, or the placement of their cremated remains. These areas are commemorated with a range of plaque and headstone memorials.
Divided into colonnaded wings, named after the principal Archangels, the Holy Angels Mausoleum complex blends contemporary design with the oldest of interment practices. Influenced by the great architecture of Europe, the complex uses colonnaded walkways, sweeping staircases and stained glass to create an aura of reverence. In 2015 the third stage (Chapel of the Archangel Gabriel) reached capacity making the complex one of the largest Mausoleum complexes in Australia. As at June 2015 plans are in development to further extend the Holy Angels Complex in two further stages which subject to community demand will increase capacity by up to 2,500 additional crypts.
Registrations are now open from members of the community who are seeking to purchase a mausoleum crypt space at Fawkner Memorial Park. To register your interest please email us today.
Memorial options are available at Fawkner Memorial Park:
- Rose Memorials
- Tree Memorials
- Wall Niches
- Garden Niches
- Boulder Memorials
Chapels / Cafés
Fawkner Memorial Park features three non-denominational chapels set amongst native vegetation and plantings. Refurbished in 2015, the Fawkner chapels are modern and contemporary spaces that provide a serene and tranquil option for families to hold a funeral or memorial service. Following a funeral service or following a burial service, families can choose to relax and reminisce with family and friends over a cup of tea and light refreshments at one of our Cafés.
- 7.30am - 5.30pm
- 7.30am - 7.30m (during daylight savings)
- 8:30am - 5:00pm (Monday - Friday)
- 9.00am - 4:00pm (Saturday and Sundays)
- Office is Closed (Good Friday and Christmas Day)