About our Memorial Park

A Timeless and Transformational Experience.

Welcome to Bunurong Memorial Park, a timeless and transformational landscape that will change your thinking about memorial parks forever. Created by the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust, this is a unique Australian sanctuary that has to be experienced to be believed. Designed to respectfully honour and celebrate life within vast and vibrant native parkland, Bunurong has also been purpose-built for daily community enjoyment.

Bunurong Memorial Park will surprise you at every turn and is designed to cater for everyone. There is a café and children’s playground, distinctive art pieces and walking paths that allow you to watch the seasons change throughout the vibrant landscape. Bunurong will provide a new and enriching experience each time you visit.

A Memorial Park Like No Other.

Although vast, Bunurong Memorial Park is characterised by intimate, sensory-rich spaces and distinctive internal native gardens. Nestled beneath a broad protective tree canopy, these rooms provide inspirational settings for peaceful reflection and remembrance. Accented by rich textural elements, sculptures and integrated waterways, this is a unique and enduring landscape, enhanced by seasonal colour and abundant bird and wildlife.

Honouring and Celebrating Choice.

At Bunurong Memorial Park we are committed to offering choice, flexibility and value to our communities. Regardless of a person’s cultural, religious or personal preferences, we believe that everyone should be able to honour and celebrate life in the way that they choose. A visionary and inspiring place of remembering, Bunurong will continue to meet community needs well into the future.

Our history

Bunurong Memorial Park was established in 1995 when the administration office was built, major earth works and landscaping started and the construction of roads completed. An extensive irrigation system was also developed. The first burial occurred on 8 February 1996, and since then, over 30,000 burials and cremations have taken place within the 100 hectare (247 acres) site.

Our continuing care of the park

At Bunurong Memorial Park we are proud of our contemporary Australian landscape and the inspirational places in which to honour and celebrate life. Our skilled maintenance teams, arborists and horticulturists work year round to keep our grounds in pristine condition.

Map of Bunurong Memorial Park

To help you find your way around our grounds, this location map highlights some key areas and points of interest.

Floral and memento guidelines

To help us maintain a beautiful, clean, tidy and hazard-free environment, Bunurong Memorial Park has developed a Floral and Memento Policy. These guidelines clearly outline what kind of tributes can be left at graves, crypts and cremation memorials.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

For your convenience we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions regarding the loss of a loved one, funeral and memorial services, burial and cremation, grave, crypt and cremation memorials, cemeteries, processes and planning ahead. Dealing with loss can be overwhelming but we are here to guide you through the process.

Registered Funeral Directors

In order to work with Bunurong Memorial Park, funeral directors must be registered. Funeral directors who are registered with us have the appropriate governance requirements in place and have a clear understanding of how to manage a funeral service within our location. Please feel free to contact our Customer Care Centre for more information.

Registered Monumental Masons

A monumental mason is a stonemason who specialises in the creation, installation and repair of headstones or monuments. In order to work at Bunurong Memorial Park monumental masons must be registered. Those who are registered with us have the appropriate governance requirements in place. Please feel free to contact our Customer Care Centre for more information.

Careers

We place great emphasis on employee engagement as we recognise that our people are our greatest asset. We aim to recruit and retain highly skilled employees and offer excellent working conditions, flexibility and tailored training programmes. The welfare of our team remains a priority and, as a result, our people are motivated to provide the highest level of service to our client families.