As well as reappointing Neil Greenaway and Stuart Baird to serve a further term of five years on the Box Hill Cemetery Trust, the Victorian Governor-in-Council recently appointed Donna Goldsmith to join the Trust. The Trust warmly welcomes Ms Goldsmith, who complements and extends the Trust’s diverse professional skills and community representation. Along with Mr Greenaway and Mr Baird, Ms Goldsmith is to be congratulated on this appointment.

In 2018, the Box Hill Cemetery Trust Chair, Eric Collyer, was honoured with a ‘Menzies Community Australia Day Award’ by the Federal Member for Menzies the Hon Kevin Andrews MP, and also with a ‘Civic Award’, as a Manningham Citizen of the Year finalist. The Trust heartily congratulates Mr Collyer and applauds this recognition of his extensive community services.

A new garden for interment and memorialisation of cremated remains was recently completed in the centre of Box Hill Cemetery. The ‘Garden of Serenity’ was designed by landscape architect Florence Jaquet to complement the adjacent mausoleum and surrounds. Built by ACE Landscape Constructions, the ‘Garden of Serenity’ provides almost 600 new-style niches. Modular granite garden niches and granite wall niches may be furnished with colourful bronze and aluminium plaques, of new styles and colours to Box Hill. Inspection and enquiries are welcome anytime. For purchase assistance, bookings are essential.

A limited number of new grave sites are still available within Box Hill Cemetery. Premium lawn grave sites are available for $25,835*. These sites include prime positions in the new Collyer Lawn (just inside the Middleborough Road main entrance). Some new monumental earth grave sites are also available throughout Box Hill Cemetery for $15,570* and monumental graves sites with foundations for $21,620*. Mausoleum crypts are also available, with prices varying, depending on type of crypt and level. Inspection is most welcome and further information is available by appointment.

Cremated remains may also be interred and memorialised in a range of lawn, wall and garden niches.

To secure one of the last remaining interment sites in the heart of Melbourne’s east, interested families are welcome to call our helpful office staff on (03) 9890 1229 for an appointment.

*(FY 2018/2019, subject to annual review).

The Trust apologises for any inconvenience relating to ongoing improvements around the cemetery. We understand the importance of access to memorials and facilities at all times. Our courteous staff and contractors strive to minimise disruptions in the course of their work. We are certain that most visitors will be highly-pleased with the results of our continuing endeavours.