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Sorrento Community Cemetery

Sorrento Community Cemetery

Opening Hours

Open daily: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Vehicle access: Mon, Wed, Fri-Sun only
Office hours:
Open by appointment only

A Peaceful Haven for Families Wishing To Honour and Celebrate Life

Established circa 1886, Sorrento Cemetery is an historic cemetery, characterised by its beach location and closeness to the community. The 3.8 hectares (8.1 acres) of tranquil lawn and gardens, offer a peaceful sanctuary for families to reflect and honour the lives of their loved ones.

Sorrento Cemetery

Our Services

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.

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Sorrento Cemetery Burial

Available for Families at Need

With limited grave positions remaining at Sorrento Cemetery, please note that positions are only available for purchase by at-need families at this time, with pre-purchase no longer an option. Please contact our team to learn more or discuss alternative options, including cremation memorial positions.

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A photograph of graves at Sorrento Community Cemetery

We understand memories are forever and Sorrento Cemetery is a serene setting that provides a safe place for generations to remember those that are important to them. We are committed to the future sustainability of our gardens and continually seek new innovative ways to reduce our impact while honouring the changing needs of our diverse community.

We can also assist with the searching of records, to help locate and reunite family memorials. Please contact us if you require any assistance.

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Contact Sorrento Cemetery

If you would like any more information or to arrange a tour of Sorrento Cemetery, please contact one of our Customer Care team members.

Sorrento Cemetery History

Established circa 1886, Sorrento Community Cemetery was formally appointed to the management of Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT) on 12 December 2017.

Initially, the cemetery was divided into three sections, the Anglican, Presbyterian and Roman Catholic with the first burial taking place in 1886 in the Church of England Section. That first burial was John Darbyshire who, during a king tide, was marooned off the back beach on a rock later to be named Darbys Rock.

Notable Interments Include:

  • John Button - Federal Senator
  • Vin Heffernan - Member of the Legislative Assembly of Victoria
  • Sophie Heathcote - Actor
  • Dame Zara Bate - Wife of former Prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt
Sorrento Cemetery History

Sorrento Cemetery



78 Normanby Road, Sorrento, Victoria. 3943

Grounds open daily: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Please note the following changes due to COVID-19 requirements:
Vehicle access: Mon, Wed, Fri-Sun only
Office hours:
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Mon, Wed, Fri available on site; Tues and Thurs by telephone only

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