Memorials

Cremated Remains

Memorial Garden

Rose gardens

A garden in which cremated remains can be interred. Each plot can take up to 2 placements of cremated remains.

  • A memorial bronze plaque is attached to the beam. This plaque can be ordered through the Cemetery office.

Garden under the trees

Parallel with Plenty Road, a garden in which cremated remains can be interred. Each plot can take up to 2 placements of cremated remains.

  • A memorial bronze plaque is attached to the beam. This plaque can be ordered through the Cemetery office.

 

Yan Yean Cemetery Rose Garden

Burials

Plaque Lawns

Our plaque lawn graves can accommodate up to 3 burials, the depth is determined with the first interment. A memorial bronze plaque is placed on the existing concrete beam.  Please contact the office if you wish to enquire about purchasing a plaque lawn plot and/or placing a plaque, our administration staff will guide you through the process.

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Headstone Lawns

Our headstone lawn graves also accommodate up to 3 burials, the depth is determined with the first interment. Families are able to organise through a registered stone mason a headstone to place on the existing beam. An application to erect a headstone will need to be submitted by the stone mason of your choice on your behalf, the permitted headstone dimensions are: maximum height is 1000mm, width up to 1100mm, and depth from front to back of headstone is up to 380mm.

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Monumental

Monumental graves are earth graves, which can accommodate up to 3 burials, the depth is determined with the first interment. Families are able to place a full stone monument on the grave, through a stone mason of their choice, who will apply for a permit to erect a monument on their behalf. The maximum height for a monument is 2000mm, including any crosses or other fixtures.

Vaults

A vault is a concrete-lined grave below ground in which up to 2 interments can take place. The vault allows for the construction of a stone monument on top of the grave, installed through a stone mason of the families choice, who will apply for a permit to erect a monument on their behalf. The maximum height for a monument is 2000mm, including any crosses or other fixtures.

 

 

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Additional Information / Definitions

  • Yan Yean Cemetery has limited staff, appointments are essential to effectively manage the cemetery's operations. Please contact the office on 9716 2619 to arrange an appointment.
  • Graves are usually prepared for two interments (burials); however, the capacity can vary from a single interment up to three interments depending on the family’s wishes. The depth of a grave is determined at the first burial.
  • Monument – is a memorial constructed by a monumental mason, generally of stone, covering the entire grave, showing the name(s) of the deceased.  All monuments require a foundation (footings) by law.
  • Headstone – a memorial, generally of stone, placed at the head of the grave showing the name(s) of the deceased.
  • Renovation – work by a monumental mason to rectify, alter or repair an existing monument.
  • Ledger – a solid covering, generally of stone, covering the top or within the monument edges.
    • The ledger is removed and replaced after an interment.
  • Chip top – a cement preparation spread over the top of the grave and allowed to set, and pebbles placed on top.  This would be removed for interment and reset afterwards, usually by a monumental mason or other authorities, where applicable.
  • Rock Dig – a section of the cemetery where there is rock and if a monument is to be placed before an interment then the grave needs to be dug and the soil/rock replaced. There is an additional cost. This is done to prevent any damage to the monument at the time of the interment.