Tours and Events

We run a wide range of popular and affordable history tours (day and night) at South Brisbane Cemetery and other south-east Queensland cemeteries, such as Toowong, Mount Gravatt and Ipswich. We also host free Public History talks and special open days and other community events in the cemetery. All these events are not-for-profit and help fund our cemetery maintenance and history projects.

Night Tours
Experience the unique atmosphere of a cemetery at night in the comfort of a group setting. We offer a wide range of themed history tours and you’ll want to come back again and again.

Day Tours
Enjoy exploring this beautiful cemetery during the morning or late afternoon with one of our interesting history tours. We offer a wide range of day tours on many different subjects – check here for upcoming dates.

‘History Among the Graves’ Public Talks
This is our annual programme of free Public History talks. Presented outdoors in a beautiful setting under the cemetery trees, our speakers deliver illustrated presentations on various aspects of cemetery history.

Open Days
Our occasional Open Days feature guided tours, free public talks, cemetery and family history information stalls, food and drink, craft, and book and merchandise stalls. A great way to enjoy the cemetery.

Children’s Activities
Our children’s tour and educational activities are designed to engender an appreciation of the cemetery in young minds, which is an important step towards protecting the long-term future of the cemetery. 

Discovery Trails
Explore the cemetery with these free printable self-guided tours. Visit the graves of people in the cemetery and discover some great local history. Our range is growing all the time, so watch out for new additions.

Areas of Interest 
Use this online guide to explore the cemetery and discover the many ‘Areas of Interest’ listed on the large signs at the cemetery entrances.

Books & Merchandise
Some of the fundraising merchandise available for purchase on our tours and at community events.