Cemeteries in our Region

Mildura Cemetery Trust

Our focus is to maintain the beauty and safety of our Cemeteries for the benefit of all families and visitors.

To achieve this, we have developed Policies and guidelines for the placement of flowers and tributes, grounds maintenance installation of Memorials and compliance with Legislation and Regulations.

By adhering to these you will assist us with our ongoing safety and maintenance responsibilities and help to ensure that all families can visit and reflect in a safe and tidy environment.

While we understand that it is difficult to create policies that meet all needs, these Policies and guidelines aim to be fair.

Thank you for taking the time to review these Policies and guidelines and for your consideration of them when next visiting.  

Visiting our Cemeteries - Please consider

Safety and Environment

For environmental and safety reasons, we respectfully ask you not to leave glass, metal, open flames or perishable items. These include items that will deteriorate in weather, such as soft toys. Balloons are not permitted due to the Airport and flight path. These items will be removed by Cemetery staff.

Fresh or Dried Flowers are Preferred

We are proud of the natural landscape we have conserved and developed and respectfully request the placement of fresh or dried floral tributes at burial and memorial sites.

With our focus on environmental sustainability, artificial tributes present a significant issue, as they are not able to be recycled. Fresh floral tributes are preferred as they will biodegrade over time. It can be as simple as a freshly picked flower from home. Please place flowers within the plastic vases provided or, where appropriate, within the vases incorporated within memorials.

 

A Wrapping-Free Cemetery

Please remove wrapping and rubber bands from floral arrangements before they are placed in the vases. Wrappings present a significant litter issue and rubber bands may also affect the native wildlife. When visiting we ask for your assistance in removing withered or weathered floral tributes and placing them in the bins provided.

 

Respect for Neighboring Memorials

Please be aware of encroaching on the memorial or burial locations of neighbouring families. Limits are designed to allow families to honour their loved one while ensuring that other families do not feel impinged. Tributes that encroach on neighbouring burial or memorial positions, often cause distress to neighbouring families and will be removed.

Removal of Floral Tributes

As all floral tributes will wither and weather over time, at some point these will need to be removed as part of our routine maintenance. The grounds are maintained year-round to a standard that enables the entire community to visit a safe and tidy environment.

Important Community Notice - COVID-19

Whilst the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis are continually evolving, we are working with the latest advice from the Department of Health and Human Services(DHHS) to adapt our services and procedures to protect the health and wellbeing of our employees, partners and the community we serve.

We encourage our community to continue to adhere to all current Victorian Government directives. Our cemetery locations will be open to those attending a funeral, organising a funeral and visiting a grave.

We’re here to support you:

We understand the importance of saying goodbye to loved ones and appreciate the added difficulty of restrictions imposed on families, but we have a shared responsibility to comply with the Australian Governments public health measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Whilst our Murray Pines Cemetery Support Centre has temporarily closed its doors, our team are committed in continuing to provide our community with the same care and support via email (cemeterytrust@mildura.vic.gov.au) and phone (03 5018 8260), during our usual business hours (9:00am – 3:30pm, Monday – Friday, with lunch from 12:30pm – 1:00pm). 

Our grounds staff continue to work on-site, and for maintenance issues are contactable on 0419 397 901. 

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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.

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.

Murray Pines Cemetery

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.

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.

Nichols Point Cemetery

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. In 2006, 150 new grave sites were established and December 2017 saw the release of 502 new lawn plots with the opening of the new lawn section, located where the Sexton's house once stood.

 

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Contact Details

Mildura Cemetery Trust
Murray Pines Cemetery
3281 Deakin Avenue
MILDURA, VIC 3500

Postal Address:
PO Box 105
MILDURA, VIC 3502
Phone (03) 5018 8260

Email: cemeterytrust@mildura.vic.gov.au

  


Other cemeteries in our region

Cowangie Cemetery

McKees Road, Cowangie
Phone (03) 5095 6266

Merbein Cemetery

Wentworth Road, Merbein
Gina Monteleone (Secretary)
Phone 0490 070 812

email: merbeinct@gmail.com 

Postal Address: PO Box 487, Merbein 3505

Meringur Cemetery

Meringur North Road, Meringur
Phone (03) 5028 3382

Murrayville Cemetery

Cemetery Road, Murrayville
Janine Crane
Phone 0428 952 148

Ouyen Cemetery

Dunkley Road, Ouyen
Dianne Donaghy
Phone 0429 374 553 or (03) 5018 8600

Red Cliffs Pioneer Cemetery

Lowan Avenue, Red Cliffs
Jan Ballard
Phone 0427 241 640

redcliffscemeterytrust@yahoo.com.au

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 1274

Werrimull Cemetery

Cemetery Road, Werrimull
Phone (03) 5022 0376