Serving the community since 1873, Box Hill Cemetery continues as an active, operational cemetery for interment and memorialisation in support of today’s bereaved families.

Supporting Today’s Bereaved Families

Supporting Today's Bereaved Families

Box Hill Cemetery continues to serve the community as an active, operational cemetery

New graves, Mausoleum crypts and cremation memorials are currently available and many existing family plots may also contain unused spaces. With graves available in a variety of settings, in addition to Mausoleum crypts, we offer options to meet the varied interment needs of our diverse local community. Wherever possible our friendly staff can also assist to identify opportunities for additional use of existing family graves. Options for placing and memorialising cremated remains are offered within attractive  gardens, memorial lawns, the Pavilion and Mausoleum niches. Interment of cremated remains within existing family graves is also a popular choice. Our helpful staff are skilled in understanding and meeting emotional, social and cultural needs of mourners of all backgrounds.

Please visit our Services page to view current brochures for available site options and prices. Personal inspections are available by appointment (including via video-link) by phoning 9890 1229.

Box Hill Cemetery record searches for genealogical or any other purpose may be conducted by website visitors anytime by simply selecting the ‘Grave or Memorial Search‘ function. Maps of selected sites and surrounding areas may be printed to help visitors find specific graves and memorials.

Notable People & Historical Interest

Notable People & Historical Interest

Box Hill Cemetery is a sanctuary for the remains of over 50,000 people, including many famous Australians

Just a few of our perhaps better-known permanent residents are businessman Sidney Myer (d. 1934), poet C. J. Dennis (d. 1938) and businessman Sir William Angliss (d. 1957). They rest in the company of the Honourable Lieutenant General Sir James McCay (d. 1905), artist James Alfred Turner (d. 1908), prized architect (& father of composer Percy Grainger) John Henry Grainger (d. 1917), shipping magnate & founder of Golden Fleece H. C. Sleigh (d. 1933), metallurgist & businessman Sir John Higgins (d. 1937), politician & lawyer Maurice Blackburn (d. 1944), inventor of Vegemite Dr Cyril Callister (d. 1949), inaugural chairman of the CSIRO Sir Ian Clunies Ross (d. 1956), founders of The Australian Ballet Xenia (d. 1985) and Edouard Borovansky (d. 1959), artist Joy Hester (d. 1960), and Australian Drivers Champion & four times Australian Grand Prix winner Lex Davison (d. 1965). Many more graves are also of considerable interest, including those of other pioneers, historical characters, community leaders, sporting legends and other notable persons.Box Hill Cemetery’s cultural, historic and landscape values are considered of State significance by the National Trust. The unique and fascinating 1929 columbarium and Sidney Myer memorial are also on the Victorian Heritage Register.

Sustainability

Box Hill Cemetery Trust receives no regular government funding toward providing its vital community services. Cemetery operations are dependent on regular business income, including commercial revenue from sale of interment and memorialisation services.

Incorporated as an independent perpetual entity within the Cemeteries & Crematoria Act, the Trust is committed to its ultimate responsibility of maintaining all grave sites in perpetuity.

Our clients may rest assured that Box Hill Cemetery leads the State in development and implementation of its multi-million-dollar perpetual-care strategy to ensure the Trust’s long-term obligations may be fulfilled generations after cessation of current commercial income. The cemetery’s assets and growing investments are soundly managed toward achieving sustainable financial viability.

The Trust’s latest Annual Report (financial statements) are available for review by appointment.