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Rich in history, Ballarat General Cemeteries is intimately linked with pivotal moments in Australia’s past.

Comprising the Old Ballarat Cemetery, New Ballarat Cemetery and Crematorium, we reflect not only life’s progress, but also that of the community and society around us.

Ballarat New Cemetery

A place of peace and contemplation distinguished by a poetic profusion of trees, memorials and verdant, undulating landscape.

Ballarat Old Cemetery

Nowhere else offers such tangible evidence of defining moments in Australia’s history, such as the 1854 Eureka rebellion.

Sovereign Chapel and Crematorium

Set among peaceful gardens and surrounded by more than 2000 faithfully tended rose bushes.

The Gatehouse Cafe

Located at the Ballarat New Cemetery, The Gatehouse Café provides quality snacks, meals and catering options in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.


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