Bunurong Memorial Park Funeral Services

Bunurong Memorial Park Funeral Services

Losing a loved one can be a difficult and emotional experience, and finding a peaceful and respectful place to lay them to rest is of the utmost importance. For those in Melbourne’s South Eastern suburbs, Bunurong Memorial Park is one of the most spectacular, serene, and comforting final resting places for loved ones.

Since it first opened, Russell Brothers has provided the full range of funeral and cremation services at Bunurong Memorial Park.

How to get to Bunurong Memorial Park

Bunurong Memorial Park is a vast area spread over 300 acres in Dandenong South.

Depending on which direction you are coming from, Dandenong South is accessed easily by the South Gippsland Highway or the Dandenong Valley Highway. It is also easily accessible via Eastlink, getting off at the Thomsons Road exit. You can also find the park through GPS navigation systems using the address:

790 Frankston-Dandenong Road
Dandenong South, 3175
Victoria.

Parking at Bunurong Memorial Park

The park has ample parking space for guests and designated spaces for disabled visitors.

The parking lot is located near the entrance to the park, making it easy for guests to find their way. Once you arrive at the park, you’ll notice the beautiful landscaping and peaceful surroundings.

Bunurong Memorial Park Maps & Access

Please review the Bunurong Park map below, which displays all the key areas, car parks, bathrooms, and amenities.

Bunurong Memorial Park Map – Download Map PDF

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Bunurong Memorial Park Chapels

Burunong Memorial Park has stunning chapels that are perfect for any type of funeral service, whether small or large, but it is the stunning gardens and reflection spaces that make this a truly unique place.

Over the years, Bunurong Memorial Park has undergone several renovations and upgrades. One of the most notable renovations was the addition of the new Reflection Spaces/Chapels, which provide a tranquil and private space for families to say their final goodbyes in a peaceful and comforting environment.

The four main reflection spaces are:

  • The Cirrus,
  • Cumulus,
  • Stratus
  • and the Sanctuary (on the lake)

The Cumulus Chapel

The Cumulus Chapel is adjacent to the Stratus Chapel and surrounded by native gardens. It can be used independently, seating 120 guests, or combined with the Stratus Chapel to create an even larger space accommodating 350 people. The chapel is elegant and comfortably furnished, with access to the latest multimedia equipment and technology for music, video and live-streaming services..

The Sanctuary Chapel

The Sanctuary is a genuinely stunning reflection space, partially suspended over a lake with uninterrupted water views in all directions. Light pours into the open space via floor-to-ceiling windows with modern water-drop lighting features suspended from the roof. The venue can comfortably seat 80 guests with additional standing room. The latest audio-visual technology is available for music, video and live-streaming services.

The Cirrus Chapel

The Cirrus Chapel is a modern building equipped with the latest multimedia capabilities, such as large projector screens and live streaming capabilities. It is located in the vibrant Australian parkland of Bunurong Memorial Park and can seat up to 90 guests.

The Stratus Chapel

The Stratus Chapel is ideal for hosting large funeral services, accommodating up to 230 seated guests. The venue can also be combined with the Cumulus Chapel to make an even larger space for up to 350 people. The venue is equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment.

Bunurong Memorial Park Reflection Spaces

Burunong Memorial Park has stunning chapels that are perfect for any type of funeral service, whether small or large, but it is the stunning gardens and reflection spaces that make this a truly unique place.

Seating Areas

The Memorial Park also features several seating areas where visitors can sit and reflect. The seating areas are designed to be comfortable and relaxing and offer views of the surrounding gardens and water features.

The park’s designers worked closely with local artists and architects to create a space that would be both beautiful and functional. The space was designed with care and attention to detail to create a sanctuary where visitors can find comfort and solace.

The Pietà Mausoleum

The Pietà Mausoleum is a beautiful structure and final resting place for those who have passed away. It is a peaceful and respectful space that allows visitors to pay their respects in a serene environment.

Natural light filters through the stained-glass windows, casting a gentle glow on the marble floors and walls. The atmosphere is calm and peaceful, providing a sense of reassurance to those feeling lost and alone.

The mausoleum is named after Michelangelo’s famous Pietà, which depicts the Virgin Mary holding the body of her son, Jesus, after his crucifixion. The sculpture symbolises love, compassion, and sacrifice and inspires everyone visiting the mausoleum.

The Fushou Yuan Gardens

Fushou Yuan Gardens provides a perfect blend of nature, art, and architecture, making it a truly unique and special place to visit.

The park features beautiful Chinese gardens that offer a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. The gardens are designed to provide a sense of calm and relaxation, making them ideal places to reflect and remember a loved one.

Fushou Yuan Gardens feature a stunning water garden and a range of beautiful sculptures and artwork. These sculptures and artwork provide a sense of peace and comfort to those who visit the park. The park also offers a range of burial options that cater to each family’s different needs and preferences. Families can choose from traditional burial plots, cremation memorials, and niche walls.

Funeral & Burial Features

Bunurong Memorial Park offers an extensive range of burial and cremation options. The park offers traditional and above-ground burial plots, such as mausoleums and crypts.

The park offers a range of cremation options, including traditional and water cremation, for those who prefer it.

Bunurong Memorial Park also offers a range of memorial options to help families honour their loved ones. These include memorial plaques, headstones, benches, and more unique options such as memorial trees and gardens.

The park also offers a range of personalised memorial options, such as custom-designed plaques and headstones, to ensure that each memorial is as unique as the person it honours.

Bunurong Memorial Park History

Bururong Memorial Park is located in the suburb of Dandenong South. The name Dandenong comes from the Woiwurrung language of the Wurundjeri people, which refers to the watercourse now known as Dandenong Creek.

The word Bunurong refers to the Bunerong people of the Kulin nation, who are the traditional owners of the land from the Werribee River to Wilsons Promontory in the Australian state of Victoria.

The land where Bunurong Memorial Park now sits was used for farming and grazing in the early 1900s. It wasn’t until the early 1990s that the Cheltenham Cemetery Trust purchased the land with a vision to create a modern, peaceful memorial park that would serve the local community’s needs.

The park opening was an instant success and became a popular destination for families looking for a beautiful, tranquil setting to remember their loved ones. The park started accepting burials in 1996, with the first burial happening on 8 February 1996.

The government has funded several upgrades and improvements to the park, including the Pietà Mausoleum courtyard and the crematorium in 1997.

In 1999, the Sturdee Memorial Garden was built to honour Australian ex-servicemen and women, and the Asian-inspired Fushou Yuan area was founded in 2000 to cater to Melbourne’s large Asian community.

Today, the park is run and operated by the government-owned department, The Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust. The department is responsible for maintaining the gardens and facilities.

Russell Brothers & Bunurong Memorial Park

Russell Brothers has intimate knowledge of Bunurong Memorial Park and a close relationship with the park’s staff. If you are interested in hosting a memorial service, please contact us online or call us on 95851610 to help guide you through the options and possibilities at the wonderful Bunurong Memorial Park.

Funeral Costs at Bunurong Memorial Park

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Chapel Service

Bunurong Crematorium Chapel

The Simple Service at Bunurong’s Crematorium Chapel includes:

  • A Tasmanian Oak Coffin
  • Small casket sheaf of flowers
  • Funeral notice
  • Clergy offering
  • Funeral director’s fees including transfer and mortuary care
  • The cremation
  • Full death certificate and registration
  • Funeral conductor with one assistant
Funeral Costs Guide
Service Fee (from*)$3,800
Cremation Cost (from*)$1,355
Transfer Fee$440
Flowers (Small Casket Sheaf) (from*)$245
Tasmanian Oak Coffin (*from)$1090
Clergy Offering (from*) (Civil Celebrant from $770)$330
Mortuary Care$440
Doctor’s Fee/Full Death Certificate, including collection and registration$165
Funeral Notice (*from)$375*
TOTAL COST (including GST)$8,185
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Chapel Service

Bunurong Chapel & Graveside Service

The Simple Service includes a chapel service at Bunurong Memorial Park followed by a graveside service, plus:

  • A Tasmanian oak coffin
  • Small casket sheaf of flowers
  • Memorial book
  • Burial fee
  • Funeral notice
  • Clergy offering
  • Funeral director’s fees including transfer and mortuary care
  • Full death certificate and registration
  • Funeral conductor with one assistant
Funeral Costs Guide
Service Fee (Dual Service)$4,200
Interment Fee (*from)$1,590
Transfer Fee$440
Flowers (Small Casket Sheaf) (*from)$245*
Tasmanian Oak Coffin (*from)$1090
Clergy Offering (*from) (Civil Celebrant from $770)$330
Chapel Fee (*from)$425
Mortuary Care$440
Full Death Certificate including collection and registration$110
Funeral Notice (*from)$375*
TOTAL COST (including GST)$9,600

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