Footscray General Cemetery

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


501-511 Geelong Road, Yarraville VIC 3013, Australia

Footscray General Cemetery map

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 saving)

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.

In May 2016 Maribyrnong City Council, in their capacity as the Footscray General Cemetery Trust (Class B),  engaged GMCT as a Class A trust to operate and manage the day-to-day activities of the cemetery on their behalf.

There are no new memorial options available at Footscray General Cemetery.

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