Yan Yean Cemetery currently offers two memorial areas for cremated remains
Our rose gardens showcase circular beds with an array of colourful roses, on the bed’s beams a bronze plaque can be placed to commemorate a loved one. Each niche can contain up to two cremated remains.
Memorial Under the Trees
Parallel with Plenty Road, a row of trees, borders the green lawns, cremated remains can be placed beneath the trees with a bronze plaque. Niches can also accommodate two cremated remains.
To make arrangements for placing cremated remains or a memorial, please contact our office for an appointment, our administration staff will help you with all the arrangement and are happy to answer any questions.
Our plaque lawns can accommodate between 1 and 3 burials, the capacity 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.
Our headstone lawns also accommodate between 1 and 3 burials, the capacity is determined with the first interment. Families are able to organise a headstone through a registered stone mason to place on the existing beam. An application to erect a headstone will be submitted by the stone mason of your choice on your behalf, the permitted headstone dimensions are: maximum height is 1000mm, width up to 1200mm, and depth from front to back of headstone is up to 380mm.
Monumental graves are earth graves, which can accommodate betweena and 3 burials, the capacity 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 2200mm, including any crosses or other fixtures.
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 2200mm, including any crosses or other fixtures.
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) and must be constructed following the Australian Standards..
- 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 for additional interments.
- Chip top or pebble 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 additional interments. It would be reset by a monumental mason of the famili'e choosing.
- 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.