Melbourne General Cemetery
Architect: John Gawler 1935
City of Melbourne | C08
Melbourne General Cemetery is the final repose of many famous identities. They include former Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies, ill-fated explorers Burke and Wills, Judge Sir Redmond Barry and Federici, the supposed ghost of the Princess Theatre. GATE LODGE: The historic bluestone gothic style gate lodge, now an administration building, was rebuilt on its present site in 1934–1935. It was made from materials of the demolished entrance lodges, which were designed by architect Albert Purchas and built in the 1850s. John Gawler was the architect of the reconstructed historic gate lodge located inside the front entrance. It is possibly the largest Gothic Style gate lodge in Victoria, and is the only remaining one in the cemetery.
Most spaces of the historic gate lodge are open, including the boardroom and rear room on the ground.
Need to Know
Open: Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 July 10am–4pm
Tour Type: Open Entry, Guided + Open Entry, Self-guided
Tour Details: Tours at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm, running 60 minutes in groups of 30
Access: Limited mobility, all ages
Notes: Covered shoes, toilets available, photography restrictions
Building Type: Place of Worship
Architecture Era: Victorian (1851-1901)
Transport: Tram stop 13: Gatehouse St/Royal Pde on route 19
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust
College Crescent, Parkville 3052, Parkville VIC