View the Karrakatta Cemetery Brochure. For an overview of the Cemetery Renewal Program at Karrakatta Cemetery please click here.
Karrakatta Cemetery first opened for burials in 1899. This historic cemetery is the final resting place of many thousands of Western Australians. Monuments and headstones bear many famous names including those of university founders, writers and historians, state premiers and other auspicious individuals.
The cemetery is centrally located just seven kilometres west of Perth city centre and is easily accessible by car or train.
Stately stands of cypress trees – a hallmark of Karrakatta – flank the main driveway off Railway Road and preside over beautiful garden areas in the historic heart of the cemetery.
Flower and Ornament Policy
The Metropolitan Cemeteries Board is committed to maintaining its cemeteries and memorial gardens to a high standard.
Following an extensive community consultation exercise, a revised policy was developed in 2011.
We thank our visitors for observing the conditions described in the policy.
Whilst artificial tributes do have an environmental impact and the placement of fresh tributes is preferred, the Board recognises that many families prefer artificial tributes and, as such, their placement is respected as being an integral part of the grieving process.
When placing new tributes, we would ask that plastic wrapping be removed and withered/weathered tributes be placed within one of the rubbish bins located throughout the cemeteries.
A copy of the Board’s Flower and Ornament Policy can be downloaded here. Alternatively, please contact Client Services on 1300 793 109 should you prefer to have a copy mailed to you.
For more information about the Flower and Ornament Policy Review, click here.