Mount Egerton Cemetery is categorised as a Class B public cemetery (Class A cemeteries are the large public cemeteries such as Ballarat General Cemetery).
Public cemeteries in Victoria are governed by cemetery trusts, public entities which operate under the provisions of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2003. Trusts undertake a range of operational functions including the provision of cemetery services as well as administrative and maintenance tasks. They are accountable for the funds received from the public for services provided at the cemetery.
Mount Egerton Cemetery has a number of old grave sites of historical interest, and continues to operate as a public cemetery, with a small number of burial each year. The cemetery has a memorial wall, one side of which provides niches for cremated remains, the other side provides an area for memorial plaques.
It should be noted that, just as burials cannot be undertaken without approval of the Trust, neither can memorials be installed nor added to without the knowledge and authorisation of the Trust.
The Trust Committee is grateful for the support of the local community and others who assist the Committee with the management of the cemetery. In particular, the Committee would like acknowledge the generous support of Mr Frank de Groot, Deputy Chief Executive Officer/Operations Manager at the Geelong Cemeteries Trust. Mr de Groot has been especially helpful with advice on historical aspects of the Mount Egerton Cemetery.
Enquiries regarding burials, monuments, the memorial wall and historical searches can be sent via the CONTACT link above.