Cnr Frederick St and Mt Coot-tha Road
The Toowong Cemetery is a Brisbane icon and was once the city's main cemetery. It is located on the slopes of Mount Coot-tha in Brisbane's inner western suburbs, bordering Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens and the Brisbane Forest Park. It contains over 120,000 graves.
While the Toowong Cemetery was officially opened in 1875, it was established in 1866 and some burials took place from 1871, most notably Queensland's second governor, Colonel Samuel Blackall.
The cemetery features a number of cultural areas, historical trails and memorials. Community groups are working with Brisbane City Council to maintain and improve the cemetery's condition.
Office opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 9am - 1pm
Public holidays: CLOSED most public holidays.
Visiting hours: Monday to Sunday: 6am to 6pm (gates are unlocked and locked each day)
BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL:
Brisbane City Council's cemeteries and crematoria honour those who have made Brisbane the diverse and liveable city that it is today.
Council manages 12 cemeteries and three crematoria catering for burials, cremations and memorials for ashes. The Hemmant, Mount Gravatt and Pinnaroo cemeteries offer a range of burial options. The remaining nine cemeteries are historic sites with limited burial options.
ENTER from Western Freeway, /OR Milton Rd; Main Entrance (Round-A-bout) where Milton Rd, Western Fwy, meet up with Frederick St - Toowong, Qld. However their are other ENTRIES (1 Entry) Richer St, (OFF) Mt Cootha Rd, also (OFF) Birdwood Tce; another (2 Entries) are on Frederick Street (side) of Toowong Cemetery - Toowong, Qld, (4066).
Cemeteries - Brisbane City Council - Tel-Ph: (07) 3403 8888.
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