How to access cemetery and burial records available in electronic format. 

Websites

There are currently several websites that contain and provide free access to Australia-wide burial and cemetery information. These include the following:

Other websites provide access to either state, city or locality-specific cemetery information. These sites are listed under the state-specific pages of this guide.

A direct keyword search on your favourite search engine should also retrieve some relevant results, eg: a search for 'kalgoorlie' and 'cemetery' in Google reveals an entry for the website Outback Family History. This site has a Cemeteries page with over 200 links to further pages on cemeteries that contain information ranging from names, dates of death, burial, plot numbers and photographs of individual gravesites.

Local & Family History Societies

In addition to official records still maintained by local government authorities, local and family history groups may be able to assist with records or transcriptions kept or created by group members. Some indexed or transcribed material may have been published or might only be accessible via the group or individual group members.

Details of current local and family history groups, societies or associations in your area of interest can be located in several ways. These include:

  • Search of family history group websites

eg: A search for 'geraldton' and 'family history' in Google reveals an entry for the Geraldton Family History Society which provides the searchable database of records of Midwest Burial, Cremations and Memorials since 1890 - Mid West Death Register