Can you still be buried at Toowong Cemetery?

Burial options No new gravesites are available at Toowong Cemetery. Burials in existing family graves may be available. This applies where a grave still has space, or the last burial was more than 30 years ago. Family grave re-use is only available to direct descendants or those related to the burial rights holder.

Who is buried at Toowong Cemetery?

Some noteworthy individuals buried at Toowong include but are not limited to a Prime Minister, two Queensland Governors, 13 Queensland Premiers, 11 Queensland Labor leaders, at least 15 Brisbane Mayors and many other prominent political, religious, sports, arts and business figures.

Are dogs allowed at Toowong Cemetery?

Just a reminder – South Brisbane Cemetery is not a dog park. Dogs should be kept on a leash on all times, and dog waste must be removed. Not only is it incredibly disrespectful to allow your dog to use people’s graves as a toilet, but we have witnessed loose dogs killing native fauna such as possums in the cemetery.

How deep are ashes buried?

Generally speaking, most cemeteries bury an urn approximately 3 feet deep. Some excavate the ground to 3″ in depth, others ensure that there is at least 24″ of earth covering the top of the urn. Other cemeteries may require less depth.

What is a monumental grave?

Monumental Graves This is a popular choice for marking a burial. A Monumental Grave is a solid and lasting commemoration. Monuments for these types of graves are created from granite or marble – and cover the entire grave.

Where are famous Australians buried?

Our sporting greats are spread out everywhere. Don Bradman is in Adelaide’s Centennial Park Cemetery; Richie Benaud is in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park; boxer Lionel Rose is in Warragul Cemetery, country Victoria; and Phar Lap strapper Tommy Woodcock is in Springvale Botanical Cemetery in Melbourne.

Can you find where someone is buried?

Go online to a burial website dedicated to locating gravestones: and are the two leading sites for this purpose. Simply enter the vital information and the site will tell you where a person is located and will usually include a photo of the gravestone.

How do you find out where someone is buried or cremated?

These can be found through a Google search.

  1. Go to
  2. Enter the first and last name of your ancestor, the city or county you think they may be buried in, and the word, “cemetery” and click search.

Can you bury ashes in your garden?

Burying ashes in your garden or on private land Burying your loved one’s cremated remains in your garden can be very personal and is the perfect alternative to a traditional burial if you want to keep the ashes close by.

Can I be buried in the same casket as my husband?

Two people (typically a husband and wife) pre-purchase a cemetery space together, and their caskets are placed on top of one another when they pass. The couple then shares a single marker that features both names. Cemeteries can accommodate a single in-ground burial of a cremation urn and a casket in the same plot.

Can I make a headstone myself?

Yes, you can put your own headstone on a grave in almost areas in The States. The major factor if you are allowed to put and/or make your own headstone, would be the cemetery that you choose. Some cemeteries will allow any type of headstone, many don’t for aesthetics.

Where is the Toowong Cemetery in Brisbane located?

The Toowong Cemetery is a Brisbane icon and was once the city’s main cemetery. It is located on the slopes of Mount Coot-tha in Brisbane’s inner western suburbs, bordering Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens and the Brisbane Forest Park. It contains over 120,000 graves.

Where is Hector Vasyli’s memorial at Toowong Cemetery?

The most tragically famous of the children’s graves belongs to Hector Vasyli, the 11yo Greek boy who was killed by a swerving motor vehicle in a welcome home parade for returned World War I servicemen on the old Victoria Bridge and whose memorial is set into the remaining abutment of that bridge at South Bank.

When did they start marking headstones at Toowong?

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

Where was the first cemetery in Brisbane Australia?

In Brisbane the first area of sufficient size to be termed a Cemetery was still situated in 1840 in a portion of land bounded by Eagle Terrace, Skew Street,Saul Street and Upper Roma Street, on the outskirts of the then small town.