Special Interests

Beechworth Cemetery registered with the Heritage Council Victoria for its significance as a Goldfields Cemetery, it is of historical significance as a substantially intact example of a mid-nineteenth century goldfields cemetery still in use.

With its collection of buildings and structures which include typical cemetery features such as the ornate iron gates and Beechworth granite entrance pillars were erected in 1888, rotunda and headstones as well as highly distinctive and unusual features such as the Turkish fountain and rare twin Chinese burning towers built c1860 and altar constructed in 1883. It is one of the finest examples of a historical garden cemetery in Victoria of scientific (botanical) significance for its large collection of landscape plantings.

The cemetery Trust won the Indigo Shire Heritage Award in 2012 for its ongoing management of the cemetery.