Nillumbik Cemetery Diamond Creek

Published Jun, 2021

A red brick gateway is the entrance to Nillumbik Cemetery, Diamond Creek. It was erected in 1897 by the executor of the will of William Ellis who bequeathed £100 for its construction.

Nillumbik Cemetery is one of a number of Pioneer Cemeteries in the district with burials going back to its establishment in 1867.  The cemetery has been managed and maintained by Trustees since that time and it still is today.  The Trustees are volunteers who give their time to keep the cemetery in the condition they and the community should expect, with dedicated working bees for important times of the year – Easter, Mothers Day, Fathers Day and Christmas – plus regular and ongoing maintenance.

The Nillumbik Cemetery Trust has a website with the option to search burials up to 2017.  It is the only place to find the official records of burials held for the cemetery.

In 2012, the Nillumbik Historical Society held a talk and tour at the cemetery.  It was part of an event over two days with tours of thirteen Closed and Pioneer Cemeteries across Nillumbik Shire and other historic locations to the north of Melbourne.  Each tour can be found at Discovery Trails with the Nillumbik Cemetery tour at


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