Maddingley General Cemetery

Maddingley General Cemetery

Welcome to Maddingley General Cemetery

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which the cemetery exists, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

Serving Communities For Over 160 years

Maddingley General Cemetery has served the needs of the Bacchus Marsh and surrounding rural communities for over 160 years with the first recorded burial taking place on the 15 October 1857. Since then it has been a tranquil place where families can celebrate the life and memories of loved ones.

Like many public cemeteries, Maddingley General Cemetery is administered by a Trust of volunteers, made up of local community members appointed by the Governor in Council. They meet regularly throughout the year to manage the needs of the cemetery on behalf of the State Government, who has overall responsibility for the operation, rules and regulations concerning the cemetery. The cemetery is located on Public Land and is regulated by a Victorian Act of Parliament being the Cemeteries & Crematoria Act 2003.

The cemetery offers a range of sites for both burials and the interment of cremated remains.

As Bacchus Marsh and surrounds have grown and become more diverse, so has the cemetery, which now caters for people from many faith and ethnic backgrounds. It is estimated that the Maddingley General Cemetery has a capacity to meet the needs of the growing community for another 40 years.

Burial Information & Pricing

Reserving a Plot or Niche


Monumental graves are earth graves, which can accommodate two and in some cases three burials. 

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Headstone Lawns

Headstone lawn graves can accommodate up to three burials, the depth is determined with the first interment. 

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Plaque Lawns

Plaque lawn graves can accommodate up to three burials, the depth is determined with the first interment. 

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Niche Wall

A single set of remains are able to be placed in the niche wall.

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Garden Niches

Up to two sets of remains are able to be placed in the garden areas. 

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Family memorial gardens

There are special areas throughout the cemetery dedicated to whole families. 

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Please note that ceramic and glass items (vases etc.) are not to be brought into or left at the cemetery. Any items that obstruct lawn mowing may be moved or removed.

Contact Us

Please email or call if you have any enquiries. Our office is not always attended, but staff are available via email and phone during our business hours. Please make an appointment if you wish to meet with our staff at the cemetery.

Opening Hours

Business Hours
Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4pm. (Except public holidays)

Cemetery Opening hours: (Open everyday of the year)
Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm
Weekends and Public Holidays 9am to 5pm