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Ferntree Gully Cemetery information

The Ferntree Gully Cemetery offers serenity and scenic views of Dandenong Ranges. It is located on Forest Road in the heart of lower Ferntree Gully shopping precinct.

Enquire about new ashes positions, existing gravesites, accessing cemetery records and joining the Ferntree Gully Cemetery Community Consultative Group.

Our compassionate team understand the significance of honouring and memorialising your loved ones in a meaningful way. 

We are dedicated to assisting you with your needs including selecting a resting place and caring for existing memorials.

New ashes positions available

Our memorials provide a timeless reflection space to remember people for generations to come.

Talk to us about the ashes internment position we can offer in our beautifully landscaped garden, and memorial walls that reflect the contours of the Dandenong ranges.

Positions are available for single memorials.

Book an appointment to discuss options and your needs:


There are no new gravesites for sale.

We continue to provide services for people with existing gravesites.

Owners of existing gravesites

Burial bookings need to be made through your funeral director.

The holder of the Right of Interment must authorise any use of the grave.

Gravesites can accommodate up to 3 burials, with the first burial being at 9 feet deep.

In addition, up to 6 sets of ashes can be interred in each gravesite.


Fees apply to existing gravesites, for renovation works and new memorials.

Cemetery fees

Shaping Ferntree Gully Cemetery

Council has formed an engagement group for Ferntree Gully Cemetery. The Ferntree Gully Cemetery Community Consultative Group will help shape the future direction for the cemetery.

We are inviting community members to join the Consultative Group to help guide and inform Council’s decisions for the cemetery.

Recruitment is open and community members are welcome to join or leave at any time.

Members can choose when and how much they would like to participate in engagement opportunities.

Become a member

To become a member of the Ferntree Gully Cemetery Community Consultative Group, follow the Cemetery project on our Have Your Say website.

View the Ferntree Gully Cemetery Community Consultative Group Terms of Reference.

Cemetery records

We manage a record of the deceased at the cemetery called the Register of Interred Persons. 

Learn more about who is interred at the cemetery from our Register of Interred Persons – 31 December 2023.

Cemetery maps 

The following maps cover areas of the cemetery:


The Ferntree Gully Cemetery was established in 1873 when 5 acres of Crown land were reserved as the site for a cemetery.

Many pioneers of the district are buried in the cemetery including the well-known families of Dobson, Baird and Friberg. You may recognise these names as ward names in our municipality.

The cemetery also has the honour of being the last resting place of renowned landscape artist Sir Arthur Streeton.

Knox City Council took over responsibility as Trustee of the cemetery in July 1982.

In 1984 the Governor in Council declared the Ferntree Gully Cemetery closed for the sale of new graves.

In 1999, the Council appointed the Ferntree Gully Cemetery Trust Committee to oversee the management of the cemetery.

This committee was sunsetted in 2017.

Find out more about the Ferntree Gully Cemetery Trust and its Committee.

Need help?

Email Please include your phone number and we come back to you as soon as possible.

Or call the Ferntree Gully Cemetery team on 9298 8000.

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