At Karrakatta Cemetery, the largest public cemetery in Western Australia, you will find a wide range of memorials to commemorate a loved one in a tranquil and unique setting. Memorial options include:
Standard Grevilleas are spectacular flowering Australian natives that are symmetrical, evergreen, water wise and long flowering. They are ideally suited to the Perth climate whilst still being able to exude the style and elegance of a standard styled propagation.
Tree of Life
Hand carved from the finest granite, the Tree of Life supports a number of bronze leaves each of which provides a heartfelt way to commemorate the life of a loved one within the classic gardens of Karrakatta.
Memorial Walls, situated amongst the lush and serene garden settings at Karrakatta, afford a prominent position for a double or single memorial plaque. The ashes are placed in the garden adjacent to the plaque position.
Family Shrubs and Trees
A native or exotic shrub or tree creates a unique living memorial for an individual or group of up to four. There is a wide selection of shrubs and trees to choose from at Karrakatta Cemetery.
Book of Remembrance
Housed within a tastefully appointed enclosure in the centre of Karrakatta’s historic precinct, the Book of Remembrance is a thoughtful way to commemorate a life. Each page is dedicated to a day of the year, and the pages are turned to correspond with the current date. You can designate a preferred memorialisation date – for instance, it may coincide with the anniversary of the person’s death, or their birthday, or any other significant date.
The inscriptions are prepared by professional calligraphers. A variety of emblem options are also available, ranging from flora and fauna designs to emblems of societies and organisations, regimental badges, crests and illuminated letters. It is also possible to provide your own artwork.
Online Book of Remembrance:
The Book of Remembrance pages for today’s date are available on this website:
Today's Book of Remembrance at Karrakatta
Today's Book of Remembrance at Pinnaroo
Infants' Butterfly Garden
Unique to Karrakatta Cemetery is the Infants' Butterfly Garden an enchanting memorial garden designed to commemorate the lives of children up to the age of 6. Click here to download the price list for this memorial garden.
There are many more memorial options to consider. The options cater for a wide range of preferences and budgets. The entire range of memorials at Karrakatta are explained within the information guide, Memorials - Celebrating Lives Lived.
Memorials selection appointments are complimentary and involve a short visit to the cemetery grounds with one of our staff members who will assist in locating a preferred memorial and will then guide you through finalising the inscription (i.e. wording) for the plaque. Prior to the appointment, many families have found visiting the cemetery or memorial park and having a wander through the grounds to be beneficial, as is having read the Memorials - Celebrating Lives Lived selection guide. By doing this you will be able to advise our staff of your preferences. Please contact our offices to arrange a time for a selection appointment. We recommend allowing approximately one hour for your appointment. Most families prefer to send several family members to their selection appointment and we welcome this.
Please contact Client Services on 1300 793 109 for more information, to make an appointment, or if you prefer to have any of these publications mailed to you.