Footscray General Cemetery

An historic public cemetery bordering Yarraville, West Footscray and Brooklyn.

From 2 July 2020, Fawkner Memorial Park and Northern Memorial Park are impacted by stage 3 restrictions relating to coronavirus - Learn More.


501-511 Geelong Rd, Yarraville VIC 3013, Australia

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Office hours

There is no staffed office at this cemetery. All appointments are held at Altona Memorial Park. To make an appointment, please contact our customer care team on 1300 022 298.

Visiting Hours

Monday to Sunday:

7.00am - 5.30pm

7.00am - 7.30pm (during daylight savings)

Vehicle access available during visiting hours.

About Footscray General Cemetery

Opened in 1869, there have been approximately 19,000 burials at the cemetery to date, making the cemetery a well-known landmark for generations of Melburnians in the western suburbs.

On 2 May 2016, GMCT took over management and the day-to-day operations of the cemetery from Maribyrnong City Council.

New positions for burial and the interment of cremated remains are currently unavailable.

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We aim to respond to your enquiry within 2 business days. Please note, you may experience longer than normal response times due to measures in place for the COVID-19 pandemic.