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Qing Ming 清明

Springvale Botanical Cemetery
600 Princes Highway, Springvale, Victoria, 3171

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Qing Ming is an important day for many Asian cultures and takes place on 5 April. During Qing Ming, families visit their loved ones’ resting places to pray and make ritual offerings. Offerings typically include traditional food and the burning of joss sticks and joss paper. The occasion is about traditionally honouring and showing respect for loved ones.


Each year, Springvale Botanical Cemetery holds a variety of remembrance services to promote inclusiveness in the wider Victorian community. Qing Ming is a community experience for all to attend and be involved in.


As this date falls on a Wednesday, many families may wish to visit over the weekend prior to Qing Ming, on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 April, and after Qing Ming, on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 April. Please note that we expect higher numbers of visitors to Springvale Botanical Cemetery during these times.


Traffic management will be in place to help ensure that visitors have a safe experience while on-site. Cleaning station and supplies, water stations, plates and incense for offerings will be provided by SMCT. Please return all cleaning supplies after use.


Please note our opening hours during this period below:

  • Saturday 1 April 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Sunday 2 April onwards (daylight savings ends) 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 8 April 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Sunday 9 April 6:00 am – 6:00 pm (Easter Sunday)

4月1日周六 早6:00点 – 晚8:00点
4月2日周日 早6:00点 – 晚6:00点 (夏令时结束)

4月8日周六 早6:00点 – 晚8:00点
4月9日周日 早6:00点 – 晚6:00点 (复活节周日)

Springvale Botanical Cemetery

600 Princes Highway, Springvale, Victoria, 3171

The main cemetery entrance is via Princes Highway, with alternative access available from Police Road.

Visiting hours: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
8:00 am to 8:00 pm during Daylight Savings

Customer Service Centre: Mon - Sat, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Closed Christmas Day.

Café Vita et flores

Mon - Fri: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Weekends: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Florist (Daily): 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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