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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 Tuesday, many families may wish to visit over the weekend prior to Qing Ming, on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 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.


Please note our opening hours during this period below:

  • Saturday 2 April 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Sunday 3 April onwards (daylight savings ends) 6:00 am – 6:00 pm

4月2日周六 早6:00点 – 晚8:00点
4月3日周日 早6:00点 – 晚6:00点 (夏令时结束)

Paper offerings 冥币纸钱

Paper offerings 冥币纸钱

Traditional paper offerings will be available for purchase so that they may be burned at the grave/s of loved ones. You can find these stalls at either Song He Yuan or near the Padre Pio Mausoleum.

冥币纸钱在墓园有售,松鹤园以及毕奥神父陵墓(Padre Pio Mausoleum)旁均有售卖点。

For the safety of all guests, please:

  • Ensure all fires are small and contained within a fireproof vessel
  • Only burn paper offerings - please do not burn offerings made from plastic or other materials
  • Refer to signage when on-site and follow any safety directives that are issued to you on the day

We are here to help. If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our team.


  • 请在防火容器内燃烧,并留心控制火势
  • 仅燃烧纸质物品——请勿燃烧塑料及其他材料的物品
  • 园内请遵照指示牌行事,并遵守当天发布的安全指示。


Springvale Botanical Cemetery

600 Princes Highway, Springvale, Victoria, 3171

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

Opening Hours
Open daily: 8:00 am to 6.00 pm
Daylight Savings: 8:00 am to 8.00 pm
Our grounds are open 365 days of the year.

Customer Care Centre
Mon - Fri: 9.00am to 5.00pm

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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