South Brisbane Cemetery

South Brisbane Cemetery (also known as Dutton Park Cemetery) is heritage listed and is located four kilometres from the CBD. South Brisbane Cemetery is on 27 acres of land beside the Brisbane River. The first burial took place in 1870. There are approximately 19,500 graves in the cemetery.

In 1996, the Sexton's cottage burned down; this area has been surveyed and opened in early 2015 to allow for more grave sites.

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

Mt Gravatt Cemetery location, office opening hours and visiting hours
Location Annerley Road, Dutton Park, 4101
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 South Brisbane Cemetery by:

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

Burial options

No new gravesites are available at South Brisbane Cemetery.

Burials in existing family graves may be available, 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. Download family grave re-use application forms.

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

Locating graves and ashes memorial sites

The practice of marking numbers on gravestones was not introduced until the late 1900's. As most of the graves at South Brisbane Cemetery are quite old, the majority of headstones do not have numbers marked on them. This makes finding graves at South Brisbane Cemetery extremely difficult without assistance.

The area map may help locate a site. Download the: 

The area map shows the portions; inside each portion could be hundreds of graves.

It is recommended that you obtain a portion map. As South Brisbane Cemetery is unmanned, contact the Toowong Cemetery office by email to request a portion map.

Friends of South Brisbane Cemetery

Friends of South Brisbane Cemetery is a voluntary organisation of people with special interest in the history of Brisbane, particularly that of South Brisbane Cemetery and Boggo Road Gaol. For more information, visit the Friends of South Brisbane Cemetery website.

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Last updated: 13 November 2020