Friends of St Kilda Cemetery

The Friends of St Kilda Cemetery are a not-for-profit community group working actively with Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust, the administrators of St Kilda Cemetery.

Who Are We?

Friends of St Kilda Cemetery Inc is a not-for-profit incorporated association (Reg No A0038728J).

It was formed in 1998 and incorporated in 1999 with the aim:

To promote the conservation and appreciation of the St Kilda Cemetery as a place of remembrance, of historic importance and of natural beauty

Membership is open to all on payment of the annual subscription.

The current committee of management (2019-2020) is:

  • President: Gabriel Hermes
  • Secretary: Claire Barton
  • Treasurer: Robin Douglas
  • Ordinary member: Geoff Paterson
  • Public Officer: Robin Douglas

Did you know - the remains of three victims from the fever ship “Glen Huntly” were removed from Point Ormond and reburied in St Kilda Cemetery in 1898.

Did you know - that Major General Sir John Hoad, the Australian Army’s second Chief of the General Staff, started his working career as a teacher. His last teaching position was at Brighton Road State School no.1479, St Kilda.

Did you know - that on 27 August 1890 in the St Kilda Cemetery a memorial was unveiled to honour the early pioneers who had come out in the ship ‘Glen Huntly’.


  • St Kilda Cemetery
    Dandenong Road St Kilda East


Opening Hours

Daylight Savings 8.00am - 8.00pm
Normal Hours 8.00am - 6.00pm

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