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Halloween Tours of Melbourne General Cemetery
There are few places more atmospheric than a cemetery at night. Explore the cemetery’s stunning landscape as the sun fades over the horizon and bats and other creatures come out to be part of the night life. You will visit the graves of fascinating figures in Australian and Melbourne culture while your tour guide regales you with tales of mystery and history.
To enhance our Halloween night tour experience, we have added special lighting and actors to play the part of intriguing characters associated with the cemetery. Meet Federici, the famous ghost of the Princess Theatre; Madame Brussels, the owner of a house of ill repute; Harold Holt, the Prime Minister who disappeared at sea; and a gate keeper with interesting tales of cemetery activities.
The historic and iconic Melbourne General Cemetery is the final resting place of many other notable Victorians. These include Australia’s longest serving Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies, legendary billiards player Walter Lindrum, and ill-fated explorers, Burke and Wills. And the striking Elvis Presley Memorial is believed to be the only authorised Elvis Memorial outside of America.
During our night tours, our experienced guides will ‘introduce’ you to Melbourne General Cemetery’s who’s who, while giving you fascinating insights into one of Australia’s most historically significant cemeteries. Come dressed in your spookiest Halloween costume if you dare. The display of Halloween trinkets and the serving of refreshments in the historic gate house are also part of the experience.
All tour proceeds are used for restoration projects.
What do I need to bring?
All participants must wear closed-toe walking shoes and bring a torch. Marshals will refuse entry if footwear is not appropriate. Please wear sensible clothing for weather.
What are my parking options?
No parking is permitted in the cemetery during the Night Tours. Please park on College Crescent, Parkville.
Do I need to arrive before the tour or at the time listed on my ticket?
Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour leaves (i.e. 15 minutes before the time printed on your ticket) and visit the Marshal desk.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
For more information please call (03) 8558 8210 or email
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
What is the refund policy?
Refunds are not available and tours will go ahead regardless of weather.
Can SMCT change the time/date of tour?
Please SMCT reserves the right to change the time and/or date of the tour booked at its discretion.SMCT will provide notice of any change - so please ensure all of your details are correct at the time of booking.