View the Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park brochure.
Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park is widely considered to be the most environmentally responsible cemetery in Australia. The park, which received its first burial in 1978, has been developed and maintained as a natural bushland cemetery planted only with native species. No monuments are permitted but each grave is marked by a flat bronze plaque.
The natural environment of Pinnaroo provides a haven for many native animals including kangaroos. The grounds are a popular attraction for walks, jogging and picnics.
To contact our Pinnaroo office, please call 1300 793 109.
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. Due to the nature of the flat lying plaques in the Pinnaroo burial areas, tributes need to be removed for mowing and maintenance. A list of tribute clearance dates, from October 2013 to January 2014, 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.