Cemeteries in our Region

Mildura Cemetery Trust

The corporate body of the Mildura Cemetery Trust are responsible for providing burial facilities for mainly the community of Mildura and the surrounding areas.

Trust members of the Mildura Cemetery Trust are:

Cr Judy Harris

Cr Judi Harris

Cr Jill Joslyn

Cr Jill Joslyn

Cr Max Thorburn

Cr Max Thorburn

All trust members are Councillors of the Mildura Rural City Council and act in an honorary capacity for The Mildura Cemetery Trust.

The Mildura Rural City Council provides administrative support to the Trust for a fee and provides significant staff time and advice to enable the cemetery to operate. The Trust acknowledges the support given by the Mildura Rural City Council.

The Trust no longer employs staff; labour is contracted through the Mildura Rural City Council. The Trust has three full time contractors dedicated to cemetery duties.

Nichols Point Cemetery Site

The Nichols Point Cemetery is located approximately five kilometres east of the city centre. The location is adjacent to the Murray River flood plain and the flood level of the 1956 flood (40m AHD) has been identified as a serious constraint to the full development of all the land contained in the cemetery site.

The original cemetery block was acquired from the Chaffey Brothers in 1891 and has been added to on a number of occasions until the title was fully excised and consolidated between 1975 and 1977.

The land was reserved as a cemetery under the Cemeteries Act and gazetted on 7 April 1898, although the first burial occurred in 1892.

The cemetery includes a War Graves section, established after the Second World War for the service men of the Air Force Training Base, and a Lawn Cemetery section was established in the 1970s.

By the early 1990s, with flood plain limits and the constraints placed on the clearing of vegetation on the unused parts of the cemetery, the cemetery was seen to be reaching capacity and the need for a new site was identified. Further expansion of the lawn section was completed in 2006 and 150 new grave sites were established. 

Murray Pines Cemetery Site

The Murray Pines Cemetery is located adjacent to the southern corner of the Mildura Airport, some ten kilometres south-west of the city centre. The site, which is 24 hectares in area, has road frontages to Walnut Avenue, Nineteenth Street and Deakin Avenue, with its main entrance in Deakin Avenue.

The land was a bushland reserve and is subject to some limitations regarding the height of buildings and structures due to its proximity to the flight path of the north-south runway. It is also subject to restrictions imposed by the Department of Sustainability and Environment in relation to the management of Mallee trees, shrubs and pockets of native grassland.

In 1996, a Master Plan for the development of the cemetery was prepared, with the eastern half of the site seeing the construction of roads, car parks and irrigation systems. Burials commenced in 1998.

A 100-crypt mausoleum complex was completed in 2002 with encouragement from the local Italian community. This is a state-of-the art facility, which has won an industry award for its architecture.

A new mausoleum, which houses 24 burial crypts, was constructed and opened in 2016 after demand was exhausted at the cemetery’s original, larger mausoleum.

Contact Details

Mildura Cemetery Trust
108 Madden Avenue
MILDURA, VIC 350

Postal Address:
PO Box 105
MILDURA, VIC 3502

Phone 03 5018 8100
Fax 03 5021 1899
Email: cemeterytrust@mildura.vic.gov.au

Other cemeteries in our region

Cowangie Cemetery
McKees Road, Cowangie
Phone 03 5095 6266

Merbein Cemetery
Cemetery Road, Merbein
Christine Knight
Phone 03 5025 1239

Murrayville Cemetery
Cemetery Road, Murrayville
Janine Crane
Phone 0428 952 148


Ouyen Cemetery
Dunkley Road, Ouyen
Rhonda Monaghan
Phone 03 5018 8600


Red Cliffs Pioneer Cemetery
Lowan Avenue, Red Cliffs
Jan Ballard
Phone 03 5024 1640

Tutye Cemetery
Tutye
Phone 03 5095 6285

Underbool Cemetery
Cemetery Road, Underbool
Merelyn Sprigg
Phone 03 5094 6395

Walpeup Cemetery
Walpeup
Mr Greg Vallance
Phone 03 5094 1321