Extreme rain events have impacted parts of the cemetery grounds. Please note that areas within the grounds may be holding surface water and may be slippery and/or unstable. Take all reasonable care when visiting.

Management acknowledges these circumstances and are currently engaging with suitable industry service providers to undertake a program of progressive infrastructure works to manage these circumstances.  

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to enhance the grounds.

New Cemetery Section Development

The Yan Yean Cemetery Trust is pleased to announce stage 1 development work of the new area (Southern Section) just behind the public toilets is commencing 16 May 2022.

This stage is the beginning of the development of the area according to the Trust’s masterplan, it will provide further opportunities for burials, memorialisation of loved ones and a beautiful place to reflect those who are no longer here.  Our contractors are experienced working in the cemetery environment and will endeavour  to minimise disruptions during the course of their work, taking the upmost care and respect of their surroundings.

Cemetery Grounds Maintenance

Yan Yean Cemetery acknowledges the vital importance of visiting a loved one at the cemetery, however at times in the interest of visitor's safety would like to advise visitors that due to the prolonged wet weather, sometimes there may be restricted access due to the ground’s conditions, there may be mud or waterlogged sections, if you are visiting during these conditions, please proceed with caution and wear appropriate footwear.


The Trust is committed in the maintenance of the cemetery grounds and its facilities; however, the cemetery is a not-for-profit run organisation and maintenance can be significant, the Trust endeavours to address each issue.


LES Russell was a life member of the Yan Yean Cemetery Trust, dedicating 55 years to the Trust and a lifetime of dedication to the Whittlesea community. He was recognised with a posthumous Medal of the Order of Australia as part of the Governor-General’s Australia Day honours list.

Fire Within the Cemetery

The Trust values and respects the traditions and religious practices of our community. However, we must uphold the requirements of the law.

On TOTAL FIRE BAN DAYS, it is prohibited to light candles, oil lamps or any flames.

On FIRE DANGER PERIODS please do not leave candles & oil lamps or any other flames unattended.

Fire Danger Period: December through to May


Yan Yean Cemetery Trust is not able to sell graves and cremated memorial options pre-need at this stage. All sites are reserved for at need use only.

Pre-need sale means a transaction for the sale of a Right of Interment (deed) concerning to a grave, vault or memorial of any type, which is purchased in advance of the need to exercise the Right.

At-need sale means a transaction for the sale of a Right of Interment (deed) concerning to a grave, vault or memorial of any type, which is purchased at the time of or in combination with a funeral booking.

The Trust apologises for any inconvenience caused due to current enhancements. Our staff and contractors will endeavour to minimise disruptions while works are being carried out.

Thank you for your patience and understanding, we are confident that the results will please and benefit our community.