Cemeteries in our region

Mildura Rural City Council are responsible for providing burial facilities, services and maintenance at the Murray Pines and Nichols Point Cemeteries. Employing six full time staff dedicated to cemetery duties - four operational and two administrative.

Contact details
Phone 03 5018 8260  After hours: 0419 397 901
Email: cemeterytrust@mildura.vic.gov.au

Office hours for the Cemetery Support office are 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday.

Murray Pines Cemetery

Murray Pines Cemetery
3281 Deakin Avenue

Postal Address:
PO Box 105

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

Cemetery Road, Nichols Point

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.

Cemetery Fees

Fees for services at the Nichols Point and Murray Pines cemeteries.

Cemetery fees

When visiting our Cemeteries

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; 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 neighbouring 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.

Cemetery Trust

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

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. 

All trust members are Councillors of the Mildura Rural City Council and act in an honorary capacity for The Mildura Cemeteries Trust. The Trust chair is Cr Helen Healy with Cr Jason Modica and Cr Liam Wood regularly in attendance.

Cr. Helen Healy
 Cr Jason Modica
Liam Wood.jpg 
 Cr Liam Wood

Other cemeteries in our region

See below list of cemeteries in the region and the relevant contact details. 

Boinka Cemetery

Mallee Highway, Boinka 

Glenda McDonald (Secretary)
Phone: 0428 956 265 or 03 5095 6263

Carwarp Cemetery

Birkins Road, Carwarp 3494

Murray Nulty (Secretary)

Phone: 0427 293 236

Cowangie Cemetery

McKees Road, Cowangie 3506

Jill Beer (Secretary)

Phone 0428 524 399


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 3496

Joseph Fox (Secretary/Treasurer)

Phone: 0427 502 833



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

Ouyen Cemetery Online

Red Cliffs Cemetery

Red Cliffs Meringur Road, Red Cliffs 3496

Jan Ballard
Phone 0409 331 455


Red Cliffs Pioneer Cemetery

Lowan Avenue,  Red Cliffs 3496

Jan Ballard (Secretary)

PH: 0409 331 455



Tutye Cemetery Trust

Tyalla Road, Tutye 3490

Scott Lindner (Secretary)

Phone: 0409 355 031


Underbool Cemetery

Cemetery Road, Underbool 3509

Ron Jackson (Secretary)

PH: 0427 946 394



Walpeup Cemetery

Cemetery Road, Walpeup 3507

Greg Vallance (Secretary)

Phone: 0427 991 274



Werrimull Cemetery

Werrimul South Road, Werrimul  3496

Phone: 03 5022 0376