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Dandenong Community Cemetery is an historic cemetery, characterised by its established gums and closeness to the community. The quiet lawn and gardens, offering a peaceful sanctuary for families to reflect on the lives of their loved ones. Within the grounds many adorned monuments accentuate the cemeteries history.
To honour the promise and commemoration over many generations, Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT) cares for the daily operations of Dandenong Community Cemetery, reporting directly to the Victorian Minister for Health. SMCT is committed to supporting the community in honouring and celebrating their loved one as they choose.
We understand that everyone has the right to honour life the way they choose. We offer a culturally diverse range of burial and cremation memorial options to help families observe traditions and ceremonies important to them.
We understand memories are forever and Dandenong Community Cemetery is a tranquil setting that provides a safe place for generations to remember those that are important to them.
We can also assist with the searching of records, to help locate and reunite family memorials. For convenience, an online records service is available for some locations. Please contact us if you require any assistance.
If you would like any more information or to arrange a tour of Dandenong Community Cemetery, please contact one of our Customer Care team members.
Dandenong Community Cemeteries land (originally 20 acres or 8 hectares) was set aside for the cemetery and gazetted on 19 November 1857 – only four years after the Melbourne General Cemetery opened for burial.