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Cemeteries

About our cemeteries

We look after the Wonthaggi and San Remo Cemeteries on behalf of the Victorian Government Department of Human Services.

Our responsibilities for these cemeteries include:

  • reservations, plaques
  • arranging the maintenance of cemetery grounds and preparation of graves
  • record keeping and reporting
  • provision of information from records to members of the public (in accordance with the Privacy Act)
  • planning for future cemetery needs

Both cemeteries provide burials in either lawn or monumental sections, or the interment of ashes in a niche wall and memorial gardens.

Cemetery Records

If you would like more information about the burial of a family member, please be aware many records were kept on a voluntary basis in the past, so some records are not complete. Records from the San Remo Cemetery were also lost in a fire some years ago. There is also information that may not be available due to privacy requirements under the Cemeteries Act.

You can enquire via email at cemeteries@basscoast.vic.gov.au.

Who is the contact for my local cemetery?

For more information on the Wonthaggi and San Remo Cemeteries, including costings, please contact the Cemeteries and Committees Officer on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.

The other five cemeteries within Bass Coast Shire are managed by Trusts. Visit the Victorian Department of Health's website to find the fees and locations of cemeteries and cemetery trusts.

Wonthaggi and San Remo Cemetery Trust

Meeting DateCommitteeDownloads
23 July 2018 Cemetery Trust
  • No downloads available
14 November 2018 Cemetery Trust
27 March 2019 Cemetery Trust
  • No downloads available

Friends of Wonthaggi/San Remo Cemeteries

If you would like to assist in the development of the cemeteries, garden and grounds maintenance volunteers are welcome to join our Friends of the Cemetery groups for each cemetery. Please contact our Cemeteries and Committees Officer on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211 or cemeteries@basscoast.vic.gov.au for more information.