What is a Memorial?

Niche wall plaque Fremantle CemeteryA memorial is an enduring tribute to a person who has died. It provides tangible evidence of a life lived, and a sense of focus for the bereaved to remember and reflect.

A memorial plays an important role in the grieving process. It forms a link between the past, present and future, helping to unify families and generations.

Every cemetery managed by the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board offers a variety of memorial options. Memorials have been developed to ensure that there is a wide range of traditional and innovative memorial options to suitably commemorate a life.

This website provides an introduction to our memorials. For more detailed information please download a copy of the Memorials - Commemorating Lives Lived information guide, or contact our Client Services staff to request that a copy is mailed to you. 

Sample Memorials


A wide range of beautiful and individual memorials are available at all of the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board six cemetery locations, to suite every taste and budget. 

To view a range of options, follow the links below:


Please click here to view a Monumental Masons Listing


Frequently Asked Questions


Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about memorials.


Planning Ahead


Many families appreciate the certainty of pre-planning their memorial.  Click here for more details on pre-planning memorials