Moonlight Tour: South Brisbane Cemetery

Next tour available for bookings

Friday 12 August 2022
7.30 – 9.45 pm

The Moonlight Tour is a special experience because you will explore a large, beautiful and historical cemetery under the stars and the trees with the people who know it best, and discover some Real History. The guides will tell you about floods, headstone styles and symbols, early cemetery history, religious segregation, ‘paupers’ graves’, the ‘beautification scheme’ of the 1970s, the executed prisoners’ graves, and there will also be special Q&A and ‘exploring’ sessions.

This is a great way to safely see the cemetery at night. Your friendly guides are award-winning cemeterians Tracey Olivieri and Chris Dawson, who will be more than happy to chat with you and answer your questions during the tour.

The Moonlight Tour is a family-friendly tour.


  • Single bookings: $20/$15 conc.
  • FOSBC members: $10
  • Group bookings (four or more people): $15 per person.
  • Tour gift vouchers make a great gift and can be purchased here.

All our tours are not-for-profit and the money raised goes to our cemetery history and maintenance projects.

  • Duration of the tour is 2 – 2¼ hours (tour times can vary depending on levels of customer interaction during the tour).
  • Moonlight Tours are suitable for ages 10 years and over, but we do ask guardians to consider that this can be a late-night event and a challenge for younger children.
  • Groups are limited to about 15 people per tour. This is a comfortable size allowing you easier movement, hearing, viewing, and opportunities to chat with the guides or ask questions.
  • Walking difficulty is medium. Please be aware that this tour does involve walking (slowly) up the big hill in the cemetery. Please advise us of any relevant medical concerns prior to attending the tour.

Private and Easy Access Tours

We can organise a Private Tour just for your own group of friends. We also organise Easy Access tours for groups with mobility issues. You can select any available tour type you want. Minimum cost is $225 for up to 15 people (extra people $15 per person).

All our tours are not-for-profit and run by the Friends of South Brisbane Cemetery (Inc.) in a community partnership with the Boggo Road Gaol Historical Society (Inc.), and are conducted under license from the Brisbane City Council.

Please contact with your queries.

The Moonlight Tour is part of our ‘Queensland Cemetery History Tours’ range. This is a not-for-profit Real History tour that respects historical accuracy and cemetery values.