Frankston Cemetery

History

Frankston Memorial Park (Frankston Cemetery) is located on the corner of Cranbourne Road and Moorooduc Highway (McMahons Road), Frankston. The facility is administrered by Frankston City Council with the aim of providing a local quality, tranquil resting place for the deceased and visiting relatives.

Frankston Cemetery continues to cater for persons with existing burial rights in either lawn or monumental sections. Cremated remains are also able to be placed in such graves.

Land was set aside for a cemetery in Frankston in 1864-65. The first recorded burial was 1878, although there were almost certainly burials prior to this date before the keeping of records.

Opening Hours

Office - Civic Centre, Frankston

8.40am to 5pm - Monday to Friday

Grounds 

Daylight hours, 7 days a week

Contact Details of Titleholders

Following the theft and damage of Memorials at Frankston Memorial Park in May 2015, the majority of the missing plaques and damaged headstones on the affected gravesites have now been repaired and/or replaced.  

We have not yet been able to locate the titleholders of the remaining affected gravesites listed below:

  • 156 - Richard Nicholls
  • 162 - Frances Bawden
  • B13 - James Watson
  • B76 - Christopher Hircshfelder
  • C12 - Stanley Walker Weatherill
  • C74 - Edmond Peter Byrne
  • B308 - Frederick Josiah Perrott
  • C407 - Frederic Harper
  • C651 - Evelyn Dorothy Hamilton 
  • C660 - William Morgan
  • C729 - Dusan Maxim Paulisa
  • C914 - Ana Coprean
  • D221 - David Horne

Should any member of the public have any contact details of the families or any other information regarding the above mentioned gravesites, please contact Frankston Memorial Park.

The Frankston Cemetery Trust and Frankston City Council are keen to return the graves to their former condition as soon as possible and any assistance you can provide in locating the families of the deceased would be greatly appreciated.

Burials/Ashes Interments

9.30am to 3pm - Monday to Friday
*Ashes interments by family members can take place on the weekend. Please contact the Governance Officer of Frankston City Council on 9784 1813 to discuss this option further.

Burials

Although there are no new burial sites available for purchase, the Cemetery continues to cater for persons with existing burial rights in the lawn or monumental sections of the Cemetery. A limited number of sets of cremated remains may be placed in a grave at the Cemetery, subject to the necessary authority first being provided by the Council.

All bookings for burials in existing graves must be made through a funeral director. Funeral Directors will make the necessary arrangements with Council staff to have the grave opened and ready for burial on the appointed day and time.

Frankston Memorial Park has a waiting list for the rare occasion when a family decides to hand back (relinquish) a pre reserved un-used gravesite to the Cemetery Trust.

If you wish to be recorded on the waiting list for a gravesite, please contact the Governance Officer at Frankston City Council for further information.

Monuments

Monumental

There are areas within the Cemetery where monuments are permitted. As monuments are expected to retain their structural integrity, restrictions apply to the materials and type of construction which may be used.

Usually families retain the services of a monumental mason to design and supply the headstone or monument. On your behalf, the mason must ensure that the design is approved by the Council and obtain the necessary permits before any work begins.

The holder of the Right of Interment is responsible for the maintenance of the monument and the grave.

The Use of Monuments at Grave Sites

The Right of Interment, or person legally acting on his/her behalf, has a number of rights and obligations, principally;

  • To provide his/her written permission, and obtain the written permission of the Council, prior to use of the grave. Such uses include each burial, interment of cremated remains or the installation of any monumental work
  • To issue instructions prior to the first burial in the grave, which will determine the number of subsequent burials, if any, the grave will accommodate
  • To maintain the grave and any monumental work thereon
  • To advise the Council of his/her current address, in order that contact may be made, if there is a need

Lawn Cemeteries

The Lawn Cemetery is located along the Government Road side of the Cemetery. Bronze plaque memorialisation is provided by an individually cast bronze plaque, which is mounted on a concrete beam at the grave. Plaques may be ordered by contacting the Governance Officer at Frankston City Council. These sites can accommodate only three standard bronze plaques.

The Use of a Lawn Grave

The Right of Interment, or person legally acting on his/her behalf, has a number of rights and obligations, principally:

  • To provide his/her written permission, and obtain the written permission of the Council, prior to every use of the grave. Such uses include each burial and the interment of cremated remains
  • To issue instructions prior to the first burial in the grave, which will determine the number of subsequent burials, if any, the grave will accommodate
  • To maintain the grave
  • To advise the Council of his/her current address, in order that contact may be made, if there is a need

Cemetery Lawn

Ashes Interments

Members of the public can purchase ashes memorial sites by contacting the Governance Officer at Council. Interment of cremated remains can be arranged in any of the ashes memorial positions currently available for sale.

Tenure of a memorial site is for a term of 25 years (40 years for a Niche Wall) or Perpetuity from the date each site is allocated by Council. Arrangements may be made for a renewal of tenure, or for the cremated remains to be subsequently collected or scattered within the cemetery grounds.

An Application for Approval to Inter Cremated Remains form must be submitted prior to the interment. Please note, plaques for the niche wall must be ordered well in advance of the interment day.

The Memorial Tree

The memorial tree is an impressive living memorial that provides for up to four ashes interments and commemorative plaques. Plaques are placed around the tree.

Niche Wall

Niche Wall

Two (2) Niche Walls are constructed near the Government Road entrance. There are only a small number of sites available. Special plaques seal the cremated remains into the niche wall.

Memorial Rock

Individual memorial rocks each provide for up to two (2) memorial positions. These positions are sold separately. The rocks are set around the perimeter of the cemetery along McMahons and Government Roads.

Standard Rose

Individual standard roses each provide for up to two (2) memorial positions. These positions are sold separately. The roses are set around the perimeter of the Cemetery along McMahons Road, Government Road and Clarendon Street.

Stonemasons

It is the family's responsibility to arrange a Monumental Mason to design and supply the headstone or monument for a grave site.

Registered masons may work on gravesites within the Cemetery. The mason must ensure that the design is approved by the Council and obtain the necessary permits before any work begins at the site. All work is to be undertaken Monday to Friday between 7:30am to 4:00pm.

Plaques

Families may choose to use bronze plaques mounted on a concrete desk to mark grave sites in the monumental section.  A range of designs are available.  There are many ways to personalise a plaque e.g. through the use of photographs and emblems.

To discuss the range of options available, please contact the Governance Officer at Council on 9784 1813 and view the plaque order form.

Services

  • Purchase of cremated remains memorial site
  • Interments
  • Assistance with locating and/or identifying graves or cremation memorial sites
  • Assistance with purchasing of bronze memorial plaques

Records - Family History/Searching

Please contact for information regarding loved ones located at Frankston Cemetery. 

Location and Parking

Frankston Memorial Park is located at the corner of Cranbourne and McMahons Roads, Frankston, Victoria, Australia. 

Parking is available along Clarendon Street and Government Road.

Contact Us

For further information contact
Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
Frankston 3190
P. 1300 322 322
E. cemetery@frankston.vic.gov.au.

Frankston Cemetery Entrance

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