Grovedale Cemetery


6 Church Street, Grovedale, Victoria, 3216 Australia

Office hours

There is no office at this cemetery.

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Visiting hours

Open daily: 8:00am – 7:00pm

Daylight savings: 8:00am – 8:00pm

Vehicle access available

Overview of Cemetery

Grovedale (Germantown) Cemetery is a small cemetery with a long history.

This location is an intimate setting for the community amongst the old monuments, whose inscriptions depict the history of the area. While there are no longer graves available, there are cremation memorial options.

What we offer at this location

Burial options

There are no burial options available at this cemetery.

Cremation memorials

Rose Memorial

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Our history

German settlers arrived in Geelong in December 1849 and immediately bought land for church, school and burial purposes. The Lutheran community from Prussia became market gardeners, farmers and vignerons and named their township Germantown. The cemetery was a church burial ground and, like the Freshwater Creek Cemetery, few records exist. Most of the headstones are inscribed ‘Hier Ruhet in Gott’ which means ‘Here Rests in God’. Soon after the outbreak of World War One, Germantown was renamed Grovedale.

From Barwon Cemeteries (2016) by Peter Mansfield

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