Northcote Cemetery was established in May 1861.
There have been approximately 200 burials in the cemetery, which has been closed since 1908, except to holders of right of burial. The last burial took place in 1971.
Given its long history, many burial records of the cemetery no longer exist, but some records have been reconstructed using old receipt books and plans of the site.
One notable monument within the cemetery is to Thomas Weatherall, who was buried in 1892. Weatherall was the works manager at the Northcote Brickworks. The monument was erected by the shareholders and workers of the brickworks and bears the words "Sweet Rest in Heaven".
Another notable interment is that of Carl Adolph August Schwaebsch, a former councillor of the Shire of Northcote and descendent of August Schwaebsch, one of the founders of the cemetery.
Visiting the cemetery
In an effort to minimise damage to the monuments, please note that cemetery access is restricted to pedestrian traffic only.