Lutwyche Cemetery

Established in 1878, Lutwyche Cemetery is on the northside of Brisbane, approximately 10 kilometres from the CBD. Covering 15 acres, this historic cemetery has laid to rest many residents of Brisbane as well as Returned Service Personnel.

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

Lutwyche Cemetery location, office opening hours and visiting hours.
Location 418 Gympie Road, Kedron, 4031
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 Lutwyche Cemetery by:

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

Burial options

New monumental burial sites are still available at Lutwyche Cemetery. These sites allow for two burials as well as ashes interment in the grave.

Burials in existing family graves may also be available. This is only available if 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.

New graves can be pre-purchased at today's prices or purchased as required.

Toowong Cemetery manages Lutwyche Cemetery. To view available burial options at Lutwyche Cemetery, request an appointment by email. As there is no office at Lutwyche 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 Lutwyche Cemetery are quite old, the majority of headstones do not have marked numbers. This can make finding graves at Lutwyche 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.

Renovation works – new administration facility

Council is renovating old Sexton’s House at Lutwyche Cemetery, Kedron to become a new administration facility.

The renovation maintains the current significant features of the building and provides an administration office for cemetery staff transferring from the current Pinnaroo Cemetery location. This follows the opening of a new customer service centre at Pinnaroo Cemetery in 2018.

The upgrade involve:

•           installing a new kitchen area, offices and bathroom facilities within old Sexton’s House

•           demolishing a small depot building toward the rear of the property

•           constructing additional car parking spaces

•           minor landscaping works.

Construction started in mid-June 2019 and will be complete by late November 2019, weather and conditions permitting. Works will be undertaken from 7am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Some Saturday works may be required from time to time, undertaken from 7am to 12 noon.

There will be some asbestos removal as part of demolition works to remove the small depot building behind old Sexton’s House. Council has appointed a specialist contractor to manage the removal of the asbestos to ensure workplace health and safety requirements are met and there is no risk to the community, in accordance with the Queensland Government’s Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

In order to undertake these works, Council has identified that some trees will need to be removed as part of this project. All work will be carried out in accordance with the relevant environmental guidelines and impacts will be offset in accordance with Council policies and relevant legislative requirements.

Council would like to thank the community for their patience and understanding while we complete these important works.

If you have any questions, please contact the project team on 1800 884 681 (during business hours) or via cityprojects@brisbane.qld.gov.au. For information outside of business hours please call Council’s 24-hour Contact Centre on 3403 8888

Download a map

The cemetery area map may help locate a site. The map shows the portions, roads and buildings in the cemetery grounds. Within each portion, there could be hundreds and thousands of graves.

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Last updated:17 September 2019