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Historical Day Tours of Melbourne General Cemetery
The historic and iconic Melbourne General Cemetery is the final resting place of many notable Victorians. These include Australia’s longest serving Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies, famous author Marcus Clarke, legendary billiard player Walter Lindrum, the infamous Princess Theatre ghost Federici and the memorial to ill-fated explorers, Burke and Wills.
During our day 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.
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 (for night tours only). 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.
What else is included?
Tea/coffee/water/cordial and biscuits are available before or after your tour.
Can SMCT change the time/date of tour?
Please note the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (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.