Sunbury Cemetery

Sunbury Cemetery

Historic Sunbury Cemetery is a well maintained tranquil site, set in a secluded section of Sunbury. Sunbury Cemetery dates back to 1862 and is the final resting place for generations of families in the district, including Hugh Victor McKay, the inventor of the Sunshine Harvester.

A gentle blend of traditional and new grave sites

Historic Sunbury Cemetery is a well maintained tranquil site, set in a secluded section of Sunbury. It offers a gentle blend of traditional monumental graves with the new additions of well maintained and manicured lawn graves and a memorial wall with rose garden, providing an array of options when considering the final resting place for your loved ones.

The new look design was created by landscape architects and is part of a major investment in maintaining and developing the site as a cemetery of long-standing significance. An elegant avenue is bordered by a line of graceful old oak trees, combined with some recently planted young oaks. The avenue runs the length of the cemetery and links to the historic monumental grave site. Plots are still available in this section for those desiring a traditional burial.

Native and indigenous plants create a gentle visual break

The new lawn cemetery is set to the north of the cemetery, along with the new memorial wall and rose garden. Further stretches of land lie beyond and will be used to extend the lawn cemetery when necessary.

Along the border of the site, a selection of newly planted native and indigenous plants creates a gentle visual break from the residential homes behind, while new seating takes advantage of the views the cemetery offers.

Burial Record Search

To conduct an online search of Sunbury Cemetery Trust burial records, please visit this website: and enter the information that you are looking for in the Search box (which is located on the top-right-hand-corner of the page). You can then filter the information that you are looking for.

Cemetery Location:

88 Shields Street, Sunbury (enter via Cemetery Lane)

Link to brochure Sunbury Cemetery.pdf

Statutory Declarations Guidelines Sunbury Cemetery.pdf  
CCAV application to erect or alter a memorial form 2012.pdf

Structures Over Graves Sunbury Cemetery.pdf
Sunbury Cemetery Trust - Places of Interment and Memorials.doc
Memorial to Internees from Asylum

Sunbury Cemetery Trust

1079 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows
PO Box 119, Dallas, 3047
Telephone: 9205 2243
Facsimile: 9309 0109

For more information or enquiries on the monumental grave yard or the new lawn graves and memorial wall with rose garden, please contact Sunbury Cemetery administration on 9205 2243.

Updated : 9:22 AM, 8 November 2019

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