Mount Gravatt Cemetery and Crematorium

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The Mount Gravatt Cemetery opened in 1918. It is located within 197 acres of native bushland alongside the Toohey State Forest. The cemetery offers burials in lawn beam and monumental sites. The crematorium opened in 1999.

The Mount Gravatt Cemetery and Crematorium takes pride in serving the needs of Brisbane's ethnic communities, with specialised religious and cultural sections including: Catholic, Chinese, Croatian, Jewish, Muslim, Russian, Serbian and Vietnamese.

Location: 582 Mains Road, Macgregor
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)
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Contact Mount Gravatt Cemetery and Crematorium by:

  • phoning Council on 07 3403 8888
  • email.

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Burial options

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

When considering burial options at Mount Gravatt Cemetery, please note:

  • lawn beam burials feature bronze, glass or steel plaques set on concrete or granite bases, whereas the monumental areas allow for grave surrounds and headstones like those seen in older cemeteries
  • plaques for lawn beam areas must be ordered through Council
  • each grave site can accommodate up to three burials and ashes can also be interred in the grave 
  • vault interment numbers are dependant on vault size
  • 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.

To view available burial options at Mount Gravatt Cemetery, an appointment is necessary to ensure there is an officer available to assist. To request an appointment, contact the office by email.

Cremations

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

Chapel services

Mount Gravatt Cemetery and Crematorium has a memorial chapel, suitable for all types of funeral services.

Catering and reception facilities

The Mount Gravatt Cemetery and Crematorium offers post-funeral catering and reception services

Memorial gardens and walls for ashes

Various garden settings and memorial wall options are available at Mount Gravatt Cemetery and Crematorium including:

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

Alternatively, ashes can be interred into grave sites.

To view available memorial options at Mount Gravatt Cemetery, an appointment is essential to ensure there is a staff member available to assist. To request an appointment, contact the office by email.

Returned service areas

The cemetery offers designated areas for returned service personnel and their spouse, including lawn graves and walls for ashes.

Locating graves and ashes memorial sites

Lawn graves and ashes memorial sites are relatively easy to locate at Mount Gravatt Cemetery, as the allotment number is marked on the bottom right of most plaques and the numbers run in sequential order.

As the monumental area is quite old, not all of the monuments are numbered as this practice was not introduced until the late 1900's. If visiting a grave in the monumental area, it is recommended that you visit the cemetery during office hours to obtain directions. Alternatively, you can contact the office by email to request a map, stating the grave location details, including the name of the deceased.

Not all graves have plaques or headstones, so this should be kept in mind when trying to locate a specific grave by number.

For further assistance locating graves and memorial sites, please visit during office hours.

Download a map

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

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23 September 2015