Preston Cemetery

900 Plenty Road
Victoria 3083
Melways Ref: 19 E6
P: 1300 022 298
Park Map
Mausoleum at Preston Cemetery Monumental Graves at Preston Cemetery

Preston Cemetery is located approximately 10km north of Melbourne and opened in December 1864. The cemetery was originally known as the Strathallan Cemetery and this name is still reflected near the northern boundary. In 1931 a fire destroyed a small timber church on the site, together with all the cemetery's records. At that time there had been between 500 and 600 burials at the cemetery.

Burial options

Currently only those who have pre-purchased graves have access to burial options at Preston Cemetery.

The monumental graves developed in 2015 by GMCT(with La Trobe University) have now sold out. 


In 1996 the first stage of the Preston Mausoleum was completed, with capacity of 768 crypt spaces. This was followed by Stage 2 in 1999 which added 3,048 crypt spaces and a Chapel for funeral and other services. In 2005 the Mausoleum was again expanded into Stage 3 which added a further 4400 crypt spaces, making it the largest Mausoleum in the Southern Hemisphere.

Memorial options

A limited number of the following memorial options are available at Preston Cemetery:

  • Rose Memorials
  • Niche Walls

Visiting Hours

  • 7.30am - 5.30pm
  • 7.30am - 7.30m (during daylight savings)

Office hours

  • 10.00am - 3.00pm (Monday - Friday)
  • By appointment (Saturday) 

Vehicle access is available during visiting hours.