On Thursday 18 May 2017, at 2:30 pm, the recent extension to the Box Hill Community Mausoleum will be formally blessed by Fr Vito and officially opened by Whitehorse Mayor Cr Denise Massoud. All are welcome. To assist catering for afternoon tea, please call 9890 1229 ASAP to confirm attendance. Please note that car parking is not provided inside the cemetery, but is within close walking distance. Disabled visitors may use the footbridge from Whitehorse Reserve (immediately north of the cemetery). Other visitors may park immediately south of the cemetery in Sanders Road.

Stage IV of the Box Hill Community Mausoleum is now open with construction completed early in 2017. The extension now offers a further 342 new casket spaces, including single crypts and double combinations. Crypts may be pre-purchased or acquired at-need. Prices vary, depending on type of crypt and level. Inspection is most welcome and further information is available by appointment.

A limited number of new grave sites are still available within Box Hill Cemetery. Premium lawn grave sites are available for $24,905 (until 30 June 2017). These sites include prime positions in the new Collyer Lawn (just inside the Middleborough Road main entrance). Some new monumental grave sites are also available throughout Box Hill Cemetery for $15,010 (until 30 June 2017). And cremated remains may also be interred and memorialised in 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.

Trust Member Christine Bertolotti was recently awarded a Victorian Women’s Governance Scholarship. The scholarship is a joint initiative of the Victorian Government and the Australian Institute of Company Directors to increase knowledge, skills and confidence of high-calibre women to contribute on private, public and community sector boards. Ms Bertolotti recently completed the AICD Company Directors Course and was granted 12 month’s honorary membership of the institute.

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.