Pinnaroo Cemetery and Crematorium

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Brisbane City Council's Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery was established in 1962 at Bridgeman Downs on Brisbane's northside. Pinnaroo neighbours a scenic watercourse and its natural bushland houses many native animals. The grounds are popular for walking, jogging and bird watching. 

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

Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery location and opening hours.
Location Graham Road, Bridgeman Downs
Postal address 285 Graham Road, Bridgeman Downs Qld 4035
Office opening hours Monday to Friday: 8am to 4pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: closed
Visiting hours Monday to Sunday: 6am to 6pm (gates are unlocked and locked each day)
Contact Contact Pinnaroo Cemetery and Crematorium by:
  • phoning Council on 07 3403 8888
  • email

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Burial options

Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery offers lawn beam burials featuring bronze, glass or steel plaques set on concrete or granite bases.

At Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery:

  • plaques for lawn beam burials must be ordered through Council
  • monuments are not permitted
  • each grave site can accommodate up to three burials and ashes can also be interred in the grave
  • burial sites can be pre-purchased at today's prices or purchased as required
  • funeral services can be held at the grave, in the cemetery chapel or at a private church or facility.

Cremations

Where the funeral service is held at a private church or facility, the funeral director will personally deliver the coffin directly to the crematorium. Most cremations take place right after the service and the ashes are ready for collection or placement in a memorial site within three business days.

Chapel services

The cemetery and crematorium has a memorial chapel suitable for all types of funeral services.

Catering and reception facilities

Following a funeral service, family and friends can take advantage of our licensed catering and reception services to commemorate the life and passing of their loved one. 

Memorial gardens and walls for ashes

Creating a memorial in a garden or on a memorial wall helps keep the memory of a loved one alive, providing a tangible and eternal place for family and friends to visit and pay their respects. At Pinnaroo we have a variety of options available including: 

Various garden settings and memorial wall options are available at Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery and Crematorium including:

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

Alternatively, ashes can be interred into grave sites.

Returned service areas

Returned service personnel and their spouses are recognised and remembered in a designated area of the cemetery. The services available include lawn graves and walls for ashes.

Garden of Remembrance

The Queensland Garden of Remembrance is situated within the Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery and is operated and maintained by the Office of Australian War Graves.

The original garden was opened in the early 1960s and was extended in 1988.  Set around a large fig tree, the memorial walls have the capacity for 45,500 plaques.

For queries relating to the Garden of Remembrance, contact the Office of Australian War Graves by:

  • phone on 1800 026 185
  • visiting their office on site at Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery (located in the middle of the cemetery and separate from the Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery office)

Missing Persons memorial garden

Each year thousands of people are reported missing in Australia, many of whom never return home. In honour of the people who are never located or remain missing for a lengthy period of time, the Council has created a Missing Persons memorial garden within Pinnaroo Cemetery and Crematorium. The garden provides a place for reflection and hope for the families and friends of loved ones who have not returned.

Central to the memorial garden is a tear drop sculpture and water feature surrounded by a memorial wall for the placement of remembrance plaques. The sculpture and water feature will be illuminated during Missing Persons week which is held in the first week of August each year.

For more information regarding the Missing Persons memorial garden please contact the Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery office by email.

Locating graves and ashes memorial sites

Lawn graves and ashes memorial sites are relatively easy to locate at the cemetery and crematorium. Allotment numbers are marked on the bottom right of most plaques and the numbers run in sequential order. Not all graves have plaques or headstones, so this should be kept in mind when locating a specific grave by number.

For further assistance locating graves and memorial sites, visit the cemetery and crematorium during office hours.

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More information

To view available burial or memorial options at Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery and Crematorium, an appointment is required. To request an appointment, contact the Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery office by email.

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Last updated:17 December 2019