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About Ferntree Gully Cemetery

The Ferntree Gully Cemetery is located among the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges. It sits on Forest Road in the heart of the lower Ferntree Gully shopping precinct.

The cemetery has many stories to tell about the local history of Knox.

About the cemetery

Ferntree Gully Cemetery was established in 1873 and many pioneers of the district are buried there, including renowned landscape artist Sir Arthur Streeton.

Knox Council took over responsibility as Trustee in 1982.

The cemetery covers just over 5 acres.

Location

You can find the Ferntree Gully Cemetery on Forest Road, Ferntree Gully.

Email us at ferntreegullycemetery@knox.vic.gov.au to find out more.

Gravesites

There are no new gravesites available for sale.

We continue to cater for people with existing gravesites.

Owners of existing gravesites

All bookings for burials must be made through your funeral director.

Gravesites can accommodate up to three burials with the first burial being at nine feet deep. Up to six sets of ashes can also be interred in each gravesite.

Please note that the holder of the Right of Interment must authorise any use of the grave.

You must complete an Application for approval to inter cremated human remains before ashes can be interred in a grave or ash position.

Cemetery and plaque fees

The following fees apply to existing gravesites:

Information for monumental stonemasons

Monumental masons and stonemasons must submit an Application to establish a memorial and related fee (payable to Ferntree Gully Cemetery Trust) before carrying out any work in the cemetery.

Application to establish a memorial

Work must be carried out Monday to Friday 7:30am – 3:30pm.

Memorial permit fees

The following fees apply to renovation work and new memorials in 2020:

Stonemasonry Work

Fees

Additional inscriptions

$75

Minor renovation work

$120

Major renovation work

$165

Major renovation work – each additional adjoining grave forming the same monument

$48

New headstone and base with existing foundation

$150

New headstone and base with existing foundation - each additional adjoining grave forming the same monument

$48

New headstone and base without existing foundation

$165

New headstone and base without existing foundation - each additional adjoining grave forming the same monument

$48

New monument with existing foundation

$195

New monument with existing foundation - each additional adjoining grave forming the same monument

$60

New monument without existing foundation

$210

New monument without existing foundation - each additional adjoining grave forming the same monument

$75

For more information, call our office staff on 9298 8275 or 9298 8279.

Register of interred persons

Learn more about who is interred at the cemetery from our Register of Interred Persons – 31 January 2021

Maps

The following maps cover all the divisions of the cemetery:

History

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

It is located in the heart of the lower Ferntree Gully shopping precinct and has the picturesque Dandenong Ranges as its backdrop.

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 the 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 ferntreegullycemetery@knox.vic.gov.au. Please include a phone contact and we will come back to you as soon as possible.

Or call our Customer Service team on 9298 8000.

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