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Gold Coast cemeteries

City of Gold Coast owns and operates eight cemeteries across the city, offering pleasant and cost-effective burial and ashes sites.

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Southport General Cemetery

Southport General Cemetery

The 4.2 hectare Southport General Cemetery was gazetted on 16 July 1880. It is controlled by the City of Gold Coast as trustee.

The cemetery is located on Queen Street, which was the original route to Southport. This route led to the earliest wharf at Broadwater.

Sites are available for purchase within the cemetery.

Opening hours

The cemetery is open from 6.30am to 6.30pm.

Burials

Monumental - general, infant, Jewish, Islamic, Orthodox and vault sections.

Cemetery layout

View the Southport General Cemetery layout.

Note: the map depicts the sectional layout of the cemetery only. For information relating to vacant sites within the cemetery, please contact our Cemeteries team for current availability - see the 'Contact us' subheading below for details.

Ashes memorials

Ashes rose garden - single, double and family sites.

Burial records

Our Cemeteries team can help with enquiries about burial records - see the 'Contact us' subheading below for details.

Earliest recorded burial

A male pensioner known as Joab who was killed by lightning was buried in 1878.

Even though some of the earliest recorded graves pre-date 1880, this suggests that the area had been an unofficial burial ground for early European settlers.

Some of the oldest graves are in section three of the cemetery.

Approximate burials since first record (as at 2009)

  • 4957 burials
  • 127 ashes internments.

Getting here

Location: 237 Queen Street, Southport

Public transport: Use Translink's journey planner to plan your trip using public transport.

Contact us

Cemeteries Administration can be contacted as follows:

Office hours: 8am to 4.40pm - Monday to Friday (except public holidays)
Phone: 07 5581 6640
Fax: 07 5581 6005
Email: mail@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

Address:
City of Gold Coast - Cemeteries Administration
PO Box 5042
GOLD COAST MC 9726

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