Cemeteries and Memorial Gardens in the Redlands Coast | Redland City Council

Cemeteries and Memorial Gardens in the Redlands Coast

Redlands Coast is home to four cemeteries and one memorial cremation garden. Currently, three cemeteries are open: two on the mainland and one on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) and a memorial cremation garden on Russell Island.

Cleveland Cemetery

Location: 53-71 Wellington Street, Cleveland QLD 4163 (Corner of Russell Street)

Cleveland Cemetery on Google Maps

Rich in history, Cleveland Cemetery, bounded by Clark, Coburg Street West, Russell and Wellington Streets was given to Council in 1927. It opened in the 1890s and replaced a smaller burial ground near current day Lisa Street. The cemetery contains the Pioneer's section, Catholic and Protestant Monumental burial areas, two lawn burial areas, cremation memorial rock gardens and traditonal columbarium and elegant granite wall niches.The pleasant cemetery grounds are often visited by tour groups, schools and university students researching historical graves of the many pioneers who are buried there. Read the recent feedback received from Cleveland District State High School's cemetery visit [PDF, 0.2MB]. A recent refurbishment of the Columbarium cremation garden, Randall Memorial Garden Niche Walls and the rebuild of the Lychgate with new granite niche walls offer cremation ash interment options. 

Currently all monumental and lawn burial allotments have now been allocated, however you can register your interest on our waiting list for an allotment. Please give our Cemeteries team a call on (07) 3829 8570 or email cemetery@redland.qld.gov.au to see what options are available to suit your requirements.

Redland Bay Cemetery

Location: 19-27 Gordon Road, Redland Bay, QLD 4165

Redland Bay Cemetery on Google Maps

Originally known as North Redland Cemetery, today’s Redland Bay Cemetery located on Gordon Road, Redland Bay hosted our first funeral in 1908. Since then many generations from the Redlands Coast have chosen to be remembered with a burial or cremation memorial at this rural style cemetery.

We are excited to announce our newest garden, Naturally Wonderful Eco Scatter Garden. Memorial timber pillars are set amongst a variety of native koala habitat trees. Individual cremated remains are placed at the base of the nominated tree with a memorial cast bronze plaque placed on the timber pillar. The gardens are maintained free of any additional maintenance fee and as the native trees grow, the garden will benefit from dappled shade for visitors to enjoy spending time remembering family and friends.

Our packaged lawn burial interments have the provision of complimentary bronze plaques set on elegant granite bases or, should you prefer a personal memorial for your loved ones, there is the option of full monumental or headstone only interment sites.

In this rural style location you may be lucky enough to see some of our frequent visitors, including wallabies, native birdlife and koalas resting in the many varieties of gum trees located throughout the cemetery. An accessible restroom is located close to the car park. Come and see for yourself what makes this a special place for so many families and friends. To make an appointment to see what options we have that may suit your requirements give our team a call on (07) 3829 8570 or email cemetery@redland.qld.gov.au. We will meet with you on-site to help with any guidance for at-need or pre-need allotments.

Monumental or lawn burial allotments and cremation memorial sites can be purchased now for future use.

Dunwich Cemetery

Location: Bingle Road (near corner of Yabby Street), North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah), QLD 4183

Dunwich Cemetery on Google Maps

Our historic Dunwich Cemetery is a fascinating and special place for many generations. Originally used by the Benevolent Society who set up on North Stradbroke Island/Minjerribah in the 1860s as a residential care facility, the cemetery came to Councils’ control in the 1970s. There are many thousands of interments from the Benevolent Asylum days across the grounds. Currently there are no unallocated earth burial allotments on this historic location, however we have cremation memorial niche wall sites available. To record your interest in securing a memorial option or for further information please contact us on (07) 3829 8570 or email cemetery@redland.qld.gov.au.

We also provide memorialisation for the unmarked Benevolent Asylum interments with an inscribed plaque on the special Benevolent Asylum Memorial Wall. Fashioned from some of the bricks of the original Benevolent Society buildings, this wall features memorial plaques for those who spent time in the care of the society or who are interred in the cemetery.

Bay Island Memorial Garden

Location: High Street Russell Island, QLD 4184

Bay Island Memorial Garden on Google Maps

The Bay Island Memorial Garden is located on Russell Island and was opened in November 2017. The new picturesque memorial garden is a place for Moreton Bay Island residents to commemorate and remember family and friends in tranquil surroundings. This special cremation garden is located at the edge of the High Street Nature Belt Park, where family and friends’ ashes may be interred and marked on the garden edge with a cast bronze memorial plaque. The garden offers a peaceful, relaxed environment for visitors. It is a place to quietly reflect and remember, surrounded by nature. To purchase a memorial allotment or for further information give our team a call on (07) 3829 8570 or email cemetery@redland.qld.gov.au

Serpentine Creek Cemetery (inactive)

The original Redland Bay Cemetery, this burial ground is located at 398 Serpentine Creek Road (Route 47) and was active from the 1890s until the late 1940s, when the population of the area migrated north to the main centre near Redland Bay and Cleveland. It is currently inactive. Re-interments from here went to the established (North) Redland Bay Cemetery. The site was managed by "Trustees” from the 1890s until the site was handed to Redland Council in 1977. Currently a natural landscape, the area has previously been used for grazing and timber-felling and of course those early funerals and burials.

More information

For futher information or assistance with locating burial records please contact our Cemetery and Interment Services Unit on (07) 3829 8570 or email cemetery@redland.qld.gov.au