Mount Gravatt Cemetery and Crematorium

Mt-Gravatt Cemetery

Brisbane City Council's Mount Gravatt Cemetery opened in 1918, with the crematorium opened in 1999. It sits amongst nearly 80 hectares of native bushland, alongside the Toohey State Forest. The cemetery offers burials in lawn beam and monument sites. 

The Mount Gravatt Cemetery and Crematorium takes pride in serving the needs of Brisbane's ethnic communities. The venue includes the following religious and cultural sections:

  • Catholic
  • Chinese
  • Croatian
  • Jewish
  • Muslim
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Vietnamese.

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

Venue information and contact details

Mt Gravatt Cemetery location, office opening hours and visiting hours.
Location 620 Mains Road, Macgregor
Office opening hours Monday to Friday: 8am to 4pm
Visiting hours Monday to Sunday: 6am to 6pm (gates are unlocked and locked each day)
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Burial options

Mount Gravatt Cemetery offers a wide range of burial options, including:​

  • lawn beam - feature bronze, glass or steel plaques set on concrete or granite bases
  • monument - sites allow for grave surrounds and headstones like those in older cemeteries
  • ANZAC lawns - site allows for returned service personnel and their spouse only
  • below-ground vaults
  • above-ground vaults.

The following conditions apply for burials at Mount Gravatt Cemetery:

  • each grave site can accommodate up to three burials and ashes can also be interred in the grave 
  • vault interment numbers depend on vault size
  • burial sites can be pre-purchased at today's prices, or purchased as required
  • funeral services are can be held at the grave, in the cemetery chapel, or at a private church or facility.

You need to make an appointment to view available burial options at Mount Gravatt Cemetery. To request an appointment, contact the office by email.


The funeral director will deliver the coffin to the crematorium for funeral services held at a private church or facility. Most cremations take place right after the service (when available). Ashes are ready for collection, or placement in a memorial site, within two to three days.

Chapel services

The memorial chapel is suitable for all types of funeral services.

Catering and reception facilities

Post-funeral catering and reception services are available.

Memorial gardens and walls for ashes

Various garden settings and memorial wall options include:

  • native gardens
  • granite gardens
  • kerbed gardens
  • niche wall sites.

Alternatively, ashes can be interred into grave sites.

You need to make an appointment to view available memorial options at Mount Gravatt Cemetery. To request an appointment, contact the office by email.

Returned Service areas

The cemetery offers designated areas for Returned Service personnel and their spouse. This includes lawn graves and walls for ashes.

Locating graves and ashes memorial sites

Locating lawn graves and ashes memorial sites is relatively easy at Mount Gravatt Cemetery. The allotment number is marked on the bottom right of most plaques and they run in sequential order.

As the monument area is quite old, not all monuments are numbered. Numbering was introduced in the late 1900s. Council recommends you visit the cemetery during office hours for assistance and directions. Alternatively, contact the office by email to request a map. State the grave location detail, including the name of the deceased.

Not all graves have plaques or headstones. Keep this in mind when trying to locate a specific grave by number.

Download a map

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

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Last updated: 4 February 2021