Cemeteries are rich in history and a great source of historical & geneological data / information. Bellbrae Cemetery is no exception. A simple walk around its grounds will provide visitors with a trove of valuable information. Of course, not everyone can actually visit the cemetery, so please use the Contact Page to get in touch with us.
Currently our records are paper based however we are scoping an important and exciting digitisation project that will help us preserve and manage our history and records. There are conditions and regulations in place which may limit what information we can provide in order to respect individual’s privacy and personal details. Our current fees are listed on this website.
Under s. 60 of the Act, Cemetery trusts must make the information contained in their records (as required by the Act) available to the public for historical or research purposes. Cemetery Trusts may charge a fee for providing the information sought or for making copies or extracts of information from the records. This fee is gazetted by the department.
We are aware that burials occurred in our cemetery which have not yet been traced. If, in your research, you access death certificates or documents referring to our Cemetery, please forward the information to firstname.lastname@example.org so this information can be added to our records. Any details will be gratefully accepted.
Bellbrae Cemetery also hosts a Facebook page as a further way to keep in touch with our community. Please feel free to join it too as it is a great source of historical information.
In addition their are many excellent community resources that assist the community to explore their family history. It is well worth a visit to the Torquay Historical Society’s centre in Price Street, Torquay.
A quick internet search will provide further sources of information – but it is important to note that content on these sites has not been directly provided or validated by the Bellbrae Cemetery Trust.