About Us


The Eltham Cemetery Trust, established in 1858, selected the existing burial site at Mount Pleasant Road on high ground overlooking the village of Eltham. The first recorded burial took place in 1861 in the Church of England section.

In the 1950s, the Eltham Cemetery Trust amalgamated with the Warringal Cemetery Trust to become the Warringal Eltham Cemetery Trust.  In the late 1970s, the amalgamated trust was dissolved and the Eltham Cemetery Trust was reinstated.

In 1961, the previously purchased 6 acres of contiguous land, was gazetted for cemetery purposes and brought the total size of the Cemetery to 12 acres.

Over 150 years from its inception, the Eltham Cemetery serves the needs of the local community. Ongoing developments and landscaping continue to enhance the Cemetery's design and the natural vegetation and to preserve the inherited natural environment in which the Cemetery rests.

Our Vision

Tranquility   -   Community   -    Service   -    Dignity 

Our Mission


Eltham Cemetery provides a natural environment of tranquility, where the living and the deceased are able to be at peace; where contemplation and celebration of life may be experienced.


The cemetery is available to the community of Eltham for any purpose not in conflict with the primary purpose of presenting a tranquil and serene resting place. 


Eltham Cemetery, through its Trust Members and employees, ensures that the facilities are available where reasonably required. The services that the Eltham Cemetery provides are efficiently performed with an awareness and respect shown to its natural setting. 


Trust Members and employees make every endeavour to carry out the aims of this mission statement within the parameters of dignity and legislation.