Guardian Angels

Our monthly ‘Guardian Angels’ programme commenced in 2018*, calling on members of the public to join the community effort to clean headstones, grave tops and pathways in the cemetery. It has been wonderful to witness so many different people, young and old, come together to discover the satisfying experience of washing off a headstone to again reveal something of its former glory to the world.
Guardian Angels days have become one of our most popular community activities, with many people returning again and again. We are gradually working through the cemetery section by section, cleaning and tidying every grave, large and small, to help extend the lifespan of these special spaces.
The volunteers need a lot of equipment and ongoing supplies to look after this special place. This costs us a lot of money. Your kind support will help us continue this work.  
'Guardian Angels' at the cemetery, November 2019.
2022 Dates
The Guardian Angels cleaning days for 2022 are yet to be confirmed. They will be listed here when known.
You are more than welcome to join us for our next event. Please email us if you have any queries about this.
We will be at the cemetery between 9 am – 4 pm on these days. You are welcome to come when you want and stay for as long as you want. Meet at the office in the centre of the cemetery. Parking is available.
We can provide equipment and advice if needed. Please see here for info on required gear.
* Volunteers have cleaned graves and pathways at the South Brisbane Cemetery at various times since 2005, when three women started the group. We also did several ‘Clean Up Australia Day’ events and two huge community efforts in the wake of the January 2011 floods.
Monument at the cemetery before and after cleaning, 2019. (FOSBC)