Balmoral Cemetery

Balmoral Cemetery (also known as Bulimba Cemetery or Morningside Cemetery) established in 1874. In this prominent historical cemetery lay some of Brisbane's most notable pioneers. These include including a Lieutenant Governor, several Mayors, members of parliament, inventors and explorers. This suburban cemetery covers 15 acres. 

For funeral and memorial service information at Council cemeteries and crematoria, view the funeral and memorial services calendar.

Balmoral Cemetery location, office opening hours and visiting hours.
Location Corner Wynnum and Bennett Roads, Morningside
Postal address C/- Toowong Cemetery
Office opening hours No office on-site - managed by Toowong Cemetery
Visiting hours Monday to Sunday: 6am to 6pm (gates are unlocked and locked each day)
Contact

Contact Balmoral Cemetery by:

  • phoning Council on 07 3403 8888
  • email (Toowong Cemetery).

Burial options

No new gravesites are available at Balmoral Cemetery. 

Burials in existing family graves may be available. This is only where the grave still has space or the last burial was more than 30 years ago. Family grave re-use is only available to direct descendants of the people already buried in the grave or those related to the burial right holder.

You can download family grave re-use application forms.

Toowong Cemetery manages Balmoral Cemetery. To view available burial options at Balmoral Cemetery, request an appointment by email. As there is no office at Balmoral Cemetery, an officer from Toowong will meet you on-site.

Locating graves

The practice of marking numbers on gravestones was introduced in the late 1900s. As most of the graves at Balmoral Cemetery are quite old, the majority of headstones do not have marked numbers. This can make finding graves at Balmoral Cemetery difficult.

Council recommends you contact the Toowong Cemetery office by email to request a map. State the name of the deceased and the grave location.

Friends of Balmoral Cemetery

Friends of Balmoral Cemetery (FOBC) is a group of enthusiastic community volunteers. They work together to preserve, protect and enhance Balmoral Cemetery. FOBC works to improve the overall appearance of the site. They do this through clean-ups, rubbish removal and some headstone restoration works. FOBC also work hard to document the history of the cemetery. They prepare heritage trails, school activities and genealogical services. For more information, visit the Friends of Balmoral Cemetery website.

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Last updated: 13 November 2020