Australian Cemeteries Index

Australian Cemeteries Index

The purpose of this index is to provide a searchable data base for all cemetery inscriptions that have been recorded by the authors over several years. It is intended to be a useful tool for those researching their family history.

The index contains details of headstones from a number of cemeteries in Australia. It initially concentrated on cemeteries in regional NSW, but is now expanding into other areas as required.

Look for a Cemetery

To get details about a specific cemetery, and see the list of inscriptions and images available for it, click on the Cemeteries link.

If you're not sure of the name of the cemetery, look on the map to find the name of the one you want.

Look for a Name

To search for all inscriptions for a specific family name across all available cemeteries, click on the Name Search link.


Digital images accompany most of the inscriptions, and are free to download and use without restriction. No other images are available apart from those already linked here.

Some images are also available in higher resolution than displayed here. If you need a high quality image for reproduction in a publication, please contact us to see if one is available. If you re-publish one or more of our images, an acknowledgment of the source (Australian Cemeteries Index would be appreciated.

What we Record

This is not a record of burials, but a record of inscriptions on headstones or plaques found in each cemetery. To see details about what we do and do not record, see the What we record link.

To conserve space, certain abbreviations are used for common words and phrases. For details see the Abbreviations link.

Updating this information

If you have any suggestions for additions or corrections to this information, please contact Reg McDonell.

We are prepared to include details of unmarked graves in any of the cemeteries on this list, provided that reasonable evidence of burial at that cemetery accompanies the information (e.g. a death certificate; death transcription, undertaker's note; funeral notice, obituary etc.)