Balmoral Cemetery | Brisbane City Council

Balmoral Cemetery

Balmoral Cemetery (also known as Bulimba Cemetery or Morningside Cemetery) was established in 1874. In this prominently historical cemetery lay some of Brisbane's most notable pioneers including a Lieutenant Governor, several Mayors, members of parliament, inventors and explorers. This suburban cemetery covers 15 acres. 

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Location: Corner Wynnum and Bennett Road, Morningside, 4171
Postal address: Care of Hemmant Cemetery
Office opening hours: No office on site - managed by Hemmant Cemetery
Visiting hours: Monday to Sunday: 6am to 6pm (gates are unlocked and locked each day)

Contact Balmoral Cemetery by:

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

Burial options

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

Burials in existing family graves may also 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.

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

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

Locating graves

The practice of marking numbers on gravestones was not introduced until the late 1900's. As most of the graves at Balmoral Cemetery are quite old, the majority of headstones do not have numbers marked on them. This can make finding graves at Balmoral Cemetery difficult.

It is recommended that you contact the Hemmant Cemetery office by email to request a map, stating the name of the deceased and the grave location.

Friends of Balmoral Cemetery

Friends of Balmoral Cemetery (FOBC) is a group of enthusiastic community volunteers who work together to preserve, protect and enhance Balmoral Cemetery. FOBC works to improve the overall appearance of the site through cleanups, rubbish removal and some headstone restoration works. FOBC also work hard to document the history of the cemetery and prepare heritage trails, school activities and genealogical services. For more information, visit the Friends of Balmoral Cemetery website.

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08 January 2019