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 administered 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.

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Opening Hours

  • For all enquiries please contact the office between 9.30am and 3pm – Monday to Friday on 1300 322 322
  • Alternatively email enquiries to cemetery@frankston.vic.gov.au

Grounds 

Daylight hours, 7 days a week. 

Due to recent storms the Cemetery grounds have unfortunately several broken trees and branches. Please ensure to be extra mindful of tripping hazards during your visit to Frankston Memorial Park.

Burials/Ashes Interments

9.30am to 3pm - Monday to Friday
*Ashes interments by family members can take place on the weekend. For all enquiries please contact the office between 9.30am and 3pm – Monday to Friday on 1300 322 322. 

Frankston Cemetery Information

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 unused gravesite to the Cemetery Trust.

If you wish to be recorded on the waiting list for a gravesite, please contact the office between 9.30am and 3pm – Monday to Friday on 1300 322 322.

Monuments

 Frankston Cemetery Monument

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 size 381x216, which is mounted on a concrete beam at the grave. These sites can accommodate only three standard bronze plaques. Ordering of plaques can only be done by the titleholder of the gravesite and by use of the plaque order form available through this website.

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

Frankston Cemetery - Cemetery Lawn

Ashes Interments

Members of the public can purchase ashes memorial sites by contacting the office on 1300 322 322 between 9.30am and 3pm – Monday to Friday. 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. All forms are available through this website.

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

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.

Frankston Cemetery 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 Tuesday to Friday between 9:30am to 3:00pm 

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 office on 1300 322 322 between 9.30am and 3pm – Monday to Friday. Ordering of plaques can only be done by the titleholder of the gravesite and by use of the plaque order form available through this website.

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 the office via email on cemetery@frankston.vic.gov.au regarding loved ones located at Frankston Cemetery. Note the records of the Cemetery are not available online.

 

 

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.