General Rules

  • Tawonga Cemetery is open to pedestrian access at all times.
  • Visitors are requested not to place flowers in glass containers.
  • No dogs are allowed in the cemetery with the exception of a disabled person’s working dog.

Bushfire Management

  • On a Severe or Extreme CFA code day, the Trust will permit any normal cemetery activity provided all due diligence and care is taken.
  • In the event that there is a bushfire in the district on a Severe or Extreme CFA code day, the Trust will request that the activity be delayed, postponed and/or ceased.
  • Visitors to the cemetery are asked not to light candles during the declared summer fire season.


All burials must be conducted by a funeral director and it is recommended that the funeral director be a member of the Australian Funeral Director Association or the National Funeral Directors Association. The funeral director will organise the burial application and pay the Trust on your behalf.

If you believe that there may be a reserved site in the old section of the cemetery, please advise the funeral director at the time of the booking.

Burials from outside the Kiewa Valley will be accepted.


All monumental work, including the insertion of ashes and the provision and attachment of plaques, must be undertaken by an approved monumental stonemason.

Any proposed works must be accompanied by an application form complete with plans and specifications. Fourteen clear days notice must be given before any work can be approved and commenced.

The Trust strongly recommends that all monumental work be undertaken by a stonemason who belongs to the Master Stonemasons Association.