Friends of Coburg Cemetery is a small group of volunteers who are passionate about this mostly forgotten public cemetery on the border of Preston and Coburg in Melbourne’s north. We run tours, conduct grave searches, publish a newsletter, research people and their stories, monitor birds and wildlife and tell anyone who will listen about this fascinating place.
We are working to promote an ethic of respect for the history of Coburg Cemetery and to promote the preservation, conservation and appreciation of it as a site of local, Victorian and Australian historical significance.
By becoming a Friend of Coburg Cemetery you will receive a Buried Treasures newsletter, discounts on activities and financially assist the group. Members undertake research, participate in tours, working bees, meetings, articles for the newsletter and enjoy the fauna and flora and open spaces of Coburg Cemetery.
This page includes a description of Friends of Coburg Cemetery Inc. and the benefits of FOCC membership
A brief history of the cemetery, links to the self-guided heritage walk, a map and contact details for enquiries about the cemetery
News about the cemetery and activities of Friends of Coburg Cemetery Inc. and an archive of newsletters produced by FOCC since 2012
Friends of Coburg Cemetery can locate graves and photograph memorials on request. Complete the form on this page to request a volunteer photograph a grave that you are interested in.
Images and stories of some of the interesting people now buried at Coburg Cemetery. Includes images of the signs erected beside the 30 graves highlighted in the Self-Guided Heritage Walk
Details of events organised by FOCC, including links to the online "virtual tour", and a page of links to related and interesting organisations' websites and Facebook pages
Here you can find the application form for applying to become a member of FOCC.
Costs for annual membership are $20 for full membership or $10 if you are on a pension or unwaged. It's $20 for organisations to join and any donations are very welcome