In 1902, the Bunbury Municipal Council met to discuss prospective sites for establishment of a new cemetery.  They recommended that a Cemetery Board be appointed.  The WA Government Gazzette of March 1912 noted allocation of a reserve for use as the Bunbury Public Cemetery.  The Municipality of Bunbury was appointed trustee under the Cemeteries Act, 1897.

In June 1912, tenders were called to fence the new cemetery site.  In February 1913, tenders were called to clear a road to the new cemetery and clear ten acres of the cemetery site.

On 27th June 1914 the Bunbury Cemetery Board declared the site a public cemetery under the Cemeteries Act 1897. (Any further interments at the Anglican, Roman Catholic and Congregational cemeteries were to cease from 1st July 1914). Some burials continued in the old Bunbury Pioneer Cemetery andar bahar online until 1925 when existing family plots were utilized.

It was the stated intention of the Bunbury City Council from the early 1950's to transfer all remains to the New Public Cemetery. However Bunbury Courthouse records list only forty nine official exhumations being performed in this regard.

The Bunbury Cemetery proudly displays rows of Pioneer Cemetery Headstones along an embankment adjacent to the Lawn Cemetery ( a number of these headstones are established as visiting points on the Bunbury Cemetery Heritage Walk.

Cemetry View