Brisbane City Council's Toowong Cemetery is a Brisbane icon and was once the city's main cemetery. Located on the slopes of Mt Coot-tha in Brisbane's inner western suburbs, it borders Brisbane's Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha and Brisbane Forest Park.
While the Toowong Cemetery officially opened in 1875, some burials took place from 1871. The most notable burial was Queensland's second governor, Colonel Samuel Blackall.
The cemetery features a number of cultural areas, historical trails and memorials. Community groups are working with Council to maintain and improve the cemetery's condition.
Monday to Sunday: 6am to 6pm (gates are unlocked and locked each day).