How to access Victorian cemetery and burial records online and in the Library.

Current cemeteries and crematoria

Details of current cemeteries, crematoria and memorial gardens in Victoria can be located in several ways. These include:

NB: Not all local governments or councils use the same navigation method or have the means to provide an online searching facility but their websites are always worth a look if their area of jurisdiction is where your cemeteries of interest are located.

Melbourne cemeteries and crematoria

The Melbourne region has a number of current and historic cemeteries, for which a number have online lists or search facilities to locate the names of deceased. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

In the Library

You may request the following CD-ROM index through the Library's catalogue for access within the Library. 

Onsite(CDROM)  Melbourne General Cemetery: index and transcriptions of monumental Inscriptions to 1989

Within the Library you may request the following searchable index via our catalogue or access the information via Ancestry (Library Edition) on eResources:


Cemetery transcriptions v3.0 : index to selected M.I. transcriptions held at AIGS

  • Online - Included in the Australia Cemetery Index, 1808-2007 on Ancestry Library Edition (accessible by searching the Library's eResources portal under the Browse eResources tab)
  • On CD-ROM - Available on CD-ROM at Call number Nmt 6244 (eCallslip required)
  • The Cemetery Transcriptions Index is a consolidated index of monumental transcriptions for the following Victorian cemeteries:
    Alberton, Amherst/Talbot, Amphitheatre/Glenlogie, Andersons Creek, Warrandyte, Antwerp/Ebenezer Mission, Avoca, Bairnsdale, Ballan Old, Ballangeich, Balmoral, Bannockburn, Baringhup, Barkly, Bellbrae/Jan Juc, Benalla, Benalla (Part), Bendigo, Birregurra, Blue Mountain, Boort, Boram Boram, Box Hill, Branxholme, Briagolong, Bright, Brighton, Broadford, Buangor, Buckland, Bundalong, Bungaree, Bunyip, Burramine, Burwood, Byaduk, Byaduk North, Campbells Creek/Castlemaine, Camperdown, Cape Bridgewater, Caramut, Carisbrook, Casterton Old, Cavendish, Cheltenham, Cheltenham Old, Chewton, Clunes, Cobden, Coghills Creek, Corinella, Corop, Corryong, Cressy, Creswick, Crib Point, Cudgewa, Darlington, Dartmoor, Daylesford, Deans Marsh/Bambra, Dergholm, Derrinallum, Digby, Donnybrook, Dookie, Dookie East, Drik Drik, Dromana, Dunkeld Old, Dunolly Old Pioneer, Eddington, Eganstown/Roman Catholic, Eganstown General, Ellerslie, Elmhurst, Elphinstone, Epping, Erica, Flinders, Footscray, Framlingham, Franklinford, Freshwater Creek, Fryerstown, Garvoc, Gembrook, Glen Wills, Glenlyon, Gordon, Gowangardie, Granite Flat, Gray’s Bridge, Graytown, Greta, Guildford, Harkaway, Harrietville, Hastings, Hawkesdale, Hazelwood/Morwell, Heathcote, Heidelberg, Heidelberg/Alphington, Heidelberg-Warringal, Hepburn East, Smeaton, Hezham, Heywood, Joyces Creek, Kangaroo Flat, Kangaroo Ground, Kerang, Kilcunda, Kilnoorat, Kingower, Korong Vale, Krambruk/Apollo Bay, Kyneton, Lake Rowan, Leongatha, Lexton, Lilydale, Lismore, Loch Ard, Lockwood, Longwood, Macarthur, Majorca, Maldon, Marong, Maryborough, Maryknoll, Marysville, Merbein, Meredith, Mildura, Mildura - W.G.P., Millers Hill Pioneer, Moliagul, Moonambel, Morrisons, Mortlake, Mount Duneed, Mount Egerton, Mount Moriac, Mount Prospect, , Myamyn/Condah, Myrtleford, Myrtleford New, Myrtleford Old, Mysia, Nagambie, Nambrok, Nangana/Emerald, Narrawong, Natte Yallock, Navarre Old, Newbridge, Newstead/Green Gully, Nirranda, Nyah, Oakleigh/Mulgrave, Oakleigh Pioneer Memorial Park, Old Beach St George’s Church of England, Tasmania, Outtrim, Pakenham, Panmure, Paynesville, Peters Hill Old, Pine Lodge South, Point Gellibrand, Point Nepean, Port Campbell, Port Fairy, Portarlington, Pyalong, Pyramid Hill, Queenscliff, Redbank, Redcastle, Rheola, Rodborough, Rosebery, Rosedale, Rupanyup, Rushworth, Sailors Home/Blackheath, San Remo, Sandon Roman Catholic, Scotts Creek, Seymous Old, Shelford, Skipton, Smeaton, Smythesdale, Sorrento/Portsea, Speed, Spring Hill, Staffordshire Reef, Stawell, Steiglitz, Strathbogie, Stuart Mill, Sutton Grange, Talbot, Tarnagulla, Tarrawingee, Tarrayoukyan, Tea Tree, St Thomas, Tasmania, Teesdale, Templestowe, Terang, Terrappee, Thomastown-German, Timor, Tongala, Tooan, Toongabbie, Tower Hill, Trentham, Tyaak, Vaughan, Waanyarra/Dunolly, Wallan, Walpeup, Wareek/Bung Bong, Warrak/Mount Cole, Warrnambool, Waterloo, Waubra, Werribee, Wesburn, White Hills, Whitehills, Whroo, Williamstown, Woods Point, Woolsthorpe, Woorndoo, , Wycheproof, Yambuk, Yan Yean, Yaugher

Within the Library's Newspapers and Family History zone you may access the following items on microfiche: 


Onsite(CDROM) Alberton Cemetery
Call number mc N 2167


Onsite(CDROM) Bairnsdale Cemetery Transcript of Registers 1871-2000
Call number mc N 2271


  • 1) Ballarat Old Cemetery register, 1856-1988
    2) Ballarat New Cemetery register, 1867-1988
    3) Ballarat Crematorium register, 1958-1988
    Call number mc N 924
  • Ballarat New Cemetery Memorial Inscriptions
    Call number mc N 927
  • Consolidated Index to Ballarat District Cemeteries (to 1994)
    Call number mc N 1300


  • Bendigo Cemetery Transcriptions 1858 to 1992
    Call number mc N 1258
  • Index to Bendigo Region Cemeteries: Series 1 Northern Districts
    Call number mc N 1603
  • Index to Bendigo Region Cemeteries: Series 2 Southern Districts
    Call number mc N 1604


  • Brighton Cemetery Headstones
    Call number mc N 778
  • Brighton General Cemetery, 1855-1988 index register
    Call number mc N 779


  • Cheltenham Victoria Cemetery Register 1865-1990
    Call number mc N 1060


  • Coburg Cemetery - Coburg Pine Ridge Memorial Park - Registers
    In two sequences:
    --Funeral Service location print as at 31/03/98
    --Funeral Service deceased listing as at 31/03/98
    Call number mc N 1887
    Also searchable online via the Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust website


  • Eildon (Darlingford) Cemetery, Victoria Headstone Inscriptions 1870-1999
    Includes a full headstone and burial register transcription for the Darlington Cemetery 1870-1920 and after its flooding Eildon Cemetery to 1999
    Call number mc N 1922


  • Echuca Burial Index & Memorial Inscriptions 1860-1998
    Call number mc N 2008



  • Footscray Cemetery headstone transcriptions
    The publication is divided into the religious denominations which are shown on a map included at the start of the publication. The overall volume is indexed by surname only
    Call number mc N 1879


  • Frankston cemetery Victoria, 1875-1996 an index & transcription of monuments
    1) Index
    2) Transcripts
    Call number mc N 1592
  • Death and Obituary Index, Part 1
    A name index of items housed at the Resource centre at Ballan Park Homestead, Frankston, taken from many sources and held by the Frankston Historical Society
    Call number mc N 1594


  • Funeral Service Deceased Listing as at 1996
    --The Eastern Cemetery, Geelong (34 fiche)
    --Geelong Western Public Cemetery (15 fiche)
    --Barrabool Hills (Highton) Cemetery, 1856- (4 fiche)
    --Grovedale (Germantown) Cemetery (1 fiche)
    --Mount Duneed Cemetery (1 fiche)
    --Geelong Memorial Park (1 fiche)
    --Geelong Crematorium (3 fiche)
    --Bellarine Peninsula
    --Leopold (Kensington) Cemetery
    --Drysdale (Bellarine) Cemetery
    --Portarlington Cemetery (3 fiche)
    Call number mc N 1611
  • Geelong Eastern Cemetery, Roman Catholic section
    Call number mc N 1008
  • Eastern Cemetery Geelong: Protestant Headstone Transcriptions
    Call number mc N 1830

Geelong burials also searchable online via the Geelong Cemeteries Trust website.


Mid-Gippsland Cemeteries, Victoria
--Willow-Grove Cemetery
--Trafalgar Cemetery
--Childers Cemetery
--Gippsland Crematorium register
--Gippsland Crematorium transcriptions
--Hazelwood Cemetery transcriptions
--Walhalla Cemetery transcriptions: 1869-1995
--Toongabbie Cemetery
--Traralgon Cemetery
Call number mc N 1361


  • Gisborne Public Cemetery 1857-1993
    Call number mc N 1425


  • Gobur Cemetery Victoria Headstone Inscriptions 1878-1999
    Includes a full headstone transcription and index for the old and new cemetery
    Call number mc N 1923


  • Kangaroo Flat monumental inscriptions, 1853-1991
    Call number mc N 1194


  • Keilor & District Historical Records
    --Will Will Rook (Broadmeadows) Cemetery
    --Keilor Cemetery --Monumental Inscriptions
    Call number mc N 1387


  • Register of Burials in Kerang, February 1878-23 January 1983
    Call number mc G 5110


  • Lilydale Cemetery (Victoria) Headstones 14 May 1864-1 May 1993
    Call number mc N 1304


  • Macedon Cemetery 1864-1993
    Call number mc N 1426


  • Mooroopna Cemetery headstone transcriptions 1852-3003 [sic]
    Call number mc N 2233


  • Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Cemetery Records
    --Stage 1, Cerebus Naval Base, Cranbourne, Crib Point, Dandenong, Frankston, French Island, Hastings, Mornington & Rye Cemeteries (10 fiche)
    --Stage 2, Dromana Cemetery (1 fiche)
    MCall number mc N 828
  • St. Peter's Church of England Mornington, Victoria Church Records 1860-1920
    Call number mc N 905


  • Riddells Creek public cemetery 1869-1990
    Call number mc N 1427


  • Rushworth Cemetery 1861-1997
    Call number mc N 1593


  • Shepparton district small cemeteries headstone transcriptions includes Wunghnu, Gowangardie, Dookie, Kialla West, Pine Lodge Lawn (Old section), Cashel – Toolamba, Katamatite
    Call number mc N 2232


  • Springvale Cemetery (The Necropolis), and St Kilda cemetery
    Index and details of burials and cremations available online at


  • Sunbury Public Cemetery - existing tombstones December 1993
    Call number mc N 1424


  • Swan Hill Memorial Park Burials, Victoria: 1 April 1859 -31st March 1989
    This index was compiled from Cemetery Trust books, monumental inscriptions, some death certificates, death notices and obituaries from the Swan Hill Guardian
    Call number mc N 983
  • Swan Hill Monumental Inscriptions
    Consult Swan Hill Memorial Park Burials above for an index to names and plot numbers
    Call number mc N 1124


  • Warrnambool Cemetery Grave Plans 1854-1988
    Call number mc N 784


  • White Hills monumental inscriptions, 1853-1992
    Call number mc N 1191


  • Yarck Cemetery Victoria Headstone Inscriptions 1883-1999
    Call number mc N 1924
Visionary lives : five hundred biographies from the Brighton General Cemetery

Mayo Carolan, Jane.  2013,  Visionary lives : five hundred biographies from the Brighton General Cemetery / Jane Mayo Carolan, Kew, Vic.

Grave of Louisa Cannan, Melbourne, 1856

Cannan, Jane Dorothea.  1856,  Grave of Louisa Cannan, Melbourne, 1856 [picture] / [Jane Dorothea Cannan] < >

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