Friends of St Kilda Cemetery

The Friends of St Kilda Cemetery was incorporated as an association in 1999 with the aim:

To promote the conservation and appreciation of the St Kilda Cemetery as a place of remembrance, of historic importance and of natural beauty

St Kilda Cemetery was established in 1855. It was one of the principal burial places south of the Yarra River during the nineteenth century and its heritage values have been recognised by the Commonwealth and State Governments.

The cemetery contains many famous and notable Australians. Notable interments include:

-Alfred Deakin - politician and Prime Minister.
-Alfred Felton - businessman, philanthropist and arts benefactor.
-Matron Mary Finlay - World War 1 nurse in charge of army hospitals in Egypt and France.
-Captain Albert Jacka - World War 1 Victoria Cross winner.
-Christina MacPherson - provided the music for Banjo Patterson's Waltzing Matilda.
-Baron Sir Ferdinand von Mueller - botanist and director of Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens.
-Fever victims from the 1840 emigrant ship the Glen Huntly.


St Kilda Cemetery is located seven kilometres south-east of central Melbourne.

The cemetery is located at the corner of Dandenong Road and Hotham Street in St Kilda East. Entrance to the cemetery is from Dandenong Road.

Melways reference: Map 58 - Grid F9

Opening hours

The cemetery is open from 9.00 AM to 4.30 PM seven days a week.


Parking is available within the cemetery during weekdays. Parking is also available on Dandenong Road but be careful to pay attention to clearway and other parking restrictions.Parking is also available on Alexandra Street which runs along the eastern side of the cemetery.

Public Transport

Tram numbers 5 (Malvern) and 64 (East Brighton) run from the City and pass the cemetery gates on Dandenong Road. Alight at the corner of Dandenong Road and Williams Road (Stop No 35). The journey from the city takes approximately twenty-five minutes.

❊ Address & Contact ❊

Friends of St Kilda Cemetery⊜ corner of Dandenong Road and Hotham Street St Kilda East | Map
corner of Dandenong Road and Hotham StreetSt Kilda East
(03) 9531 6832

❊ Web Links ❊

Friends of St Kilda Cemetery

❊ Also See... ❊

Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT)

St Kilda Cemetery Tours

Disclaimer: Check with the venue before making plans...

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