Friends of Cheltenham and Regional Cemeteries Inc.

Research. Restore. Remember.

About us

The Friends of Cheltenham and Regional Cemeteries Inc. was formed on 9 May 2007 after the amalgamation of the Brighton General Cemetery Trust with the Cheltenham and Regional Cemeteries Trust.

On 1 March 2010, the Cheltenham and Regional Cemeteries Trust was absorbed by Necropolis Springvale to form the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust.

We are a not-for-profit community group comprising a team of dedicated volunteers who have a passion for the Cheltenham cemeteries.

The Friends of Cheltenham and Regional Cemeteries Inc. is an incorporated association affiliated with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria Inc., the South Eastern Historical Association Inc. and the Bayside Historical Network.

Download a copy of our information pamphlet [PDF-812KB] and learn more about the Friends.

Our Aims

The aim of the Friends of Cheltenham and Regional Cemeteries Inc.

  • To raise awareness by promoting the conservation and appreciation of the Cheltenham and Regional Cemeteries as places of local, state and national importance;
  • To actively research and preserve the history of the Cheltenham and Regional Cemeteries;
  • To collate, share and publish stories of persons interred in the Cheltenham and Regional Cemeteries;
  • To facilitate the restoration of monuments through close links with interested organizations, descendants and other stake holders
  • To do all such other things as are conducive or incidental to the attainment of the above purposes or any of them.