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About Us

Friends of Toowong Cemetery is a volunteer group that discover and share the history and stories of Toowong Cemetery.


Friends of Toowong Cemetery banner

What we do

The Friends of Toowong Cemetery:

  • research the history of Toowong Cemetery, its headstones, and the stories of the people remembered here.
  • share our discoveries with the community through our guided tours, museum, self-guided walks, publications, and data.
  • contribute stories of people remembered at the Toowong and Paddington cemeteries to other publications, biographical databases, and information signs around the cemetery.
  • clean and conserve headstones.
  • search for buried headstones in archaeological digs in the cemetery grounds.
  • consult with the Brisbane City Council on future plans and the restoration of graves.
  • locate marked and unmarked graves.

What we've done

The Friends of Toowong Cemetery have:

Federation Pavilion

Federation Pavilion

What we're working on

Currently we are:

  • planning to erect an honour board at the cemetery's main entrance to commemorate people who have served their nation in military uniform and now rest in Toowong Cemetery.
  • photographing every headstone in the cemetery.
  • encouraging the community to volunteer through simple one-off tasks shown on this site.

Join in

Friends of Toowong Cemetery meet at Mt Coot‑tha Botanical Gardens Auditorium on the last Wednesday of the month (except December and January) from 6pm to 7pm.

Mt Coot‑tha Botanical Gardens Auditorium

Apply to join in, complete the Application form and pay the annual membership subscription (includes GST):

  • $11 Individuals
  • $5.50 Students and Pensioners

Apply to Join Friends of Toowong Cemetery

Important information

The Friends of Toowong Cemetery Association Inc. is a:

ACNC Registered Charity Logo

Our Bank details are:

  • Branch: NAB Toowong
  • BSB: 084-424
  • Account Number: 67-601-3012

Please include your Surname as a reference if paying a membership subscription by direct deposit.

Queensland National Bank. Sherwood Road, Toowong ca. 1890

Shops along High Street, Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland, ca. 1890 - State Library of Queensland.