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Preston Cemetery

Playing a pivotal role in the expansion of Melbourne to the north, Preston Cemetery is home to the largest public mausoleum in the southern hemisphere.


900 Plenty Rd, Bundoora VIC 3083, Australia

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Office hours

Monday to Friday:

10.00am - 3.00pm

Saturdays by appointment only.

Closed on Sundays and public holidays.

To make an appointment, please contact our customer care team on 1300 022 298.

Visiting Hours

Monday to Sunday:

7.30am - 5.30pm

7.30am - 7.30pm (during daylight savings)

Vehicle access available during visiting hours.

About Preston Cemetery

Located approximately 10km north of Melbourne's CBD, Preston Cemetery opened in December 1864 and continues to serve the diverse communities of Melbourne's northern suburbs. Originally known as the Strathallan Cemetery, it is the burial place of many nineteenth century pioneers from the region.

In the 1920's the cemetery was expanded and re-named after the former City of Preston, since incorporated into the City of Darebin, though it is located in Bundoora. It has played an important role in the growth of those areas as the expansion of Melbourne saw the region move from a semi-rural to a suburban environment in a few short years.

Today Preston Cemetery covers an area of approximately 14 acres with over 24,000 graves and the largest mausoleum in the southern hemisphere.

Please see below for general descriptions of what we offer at Preston cemetery. Please note: these descriptions are for the purposes of explaining the kind of service or product itself, rather than the unique features it might take on at each cemetery. To discuss further, please contact our customer care team on 1300 022 298.

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