A place of historical, aesthetic
and social significance to
the Warrnambool district

Warrnambool Cemetery Trust

The Warrnambool Cemetery Trust is responsible for the governance of the Warrnambool Cemetery and Tooram Memorial Park.


Warrnambool Cemetery 

Warrnambool was settled in the 1840s and land for the Cemetery was gazetted and Trustees appointed in June 1854.  There was a number of early burials that took place in these grounds before this time, most of which are listed in the Cemetery office.  Warrnambool Cemetery Trust is a non profit incorporated trust.  The trust operates under the provisions of the Cemeteries Act 2003 (Victoria).


Tooram Memorial Park

Tooram Memorial Park was officially opened in March 2021 and became a second cemetery for the people of Warrnambool and surrounding districts.

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Last name:   DENHAM (or DENHOLM)
First name:   JOHN ('JACK')
Age:   17
Date of service:   23-11-1905

On Friday 21 December '18, there was an official unveiling of Jack Denham's headstone at the Warrnambool Cemetery.  Jack was a 17-year-old sailor who lost his life when La Bella ran aground in the bay at Warrnambool. 

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Last name:   MURRAY
First name:   JOHN
Age:   65
Date of death:   04-05-1916
Date of service:   05-05-1916

A significant grave site and memorial at the Warrnambool Cemetery is that of John Murray, Warrnambool’s most influential and important politician. He was the member for Warrnambool for 32 years and Premier of Victoria from 1909 to 1912.

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Last name:   KHANYARI
Age:   55
Date of birth:   05-08-1962
Date of death:   30-01-2018
Date of service:   31-01-2018

Mohammed Khanyari's burial marks the beginning of the Muslim section of the Warrnambool.

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