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Karrakatta Cemetery first opened for burials in 1899, and is the final resting place of wartime Prime Minister John Curtin and former Governor-General Paul Hasluck.
The first mausoleum opened in 1995 and this was the first mausoleum to be constructed in Western Australia. To cope with strong demand, new mausoleums were and still are being constructed. The cemetery has specialty Memorial Gardens, and onsite chapel and crematorium and in infants’ butterfly garden created for the memory of children. There are denominational areas representing 37 religious or ethnic groups.
Karrakatta cemetery also offers an onsite café open everyday during daylight hours. This can also be used as a post funeral meeting place.
Karrakatta cemetery is centrally located, just seven kilometres west of Perth city centre and easily accessible by car or train. The cemetery grounds are open to the public between sunrise and sunset.
Karrakatta’s main entrance is off Railway Road, Karrakatta, opposite Karrakatta train station. During the week vehicles may also enter/exit from Smyth Road, Government Road and Broome Street.
Office hours are 8.30 am to 5.00 pm weekdays, and 8.00 am to 12 noon on Saturdays.
Tel: 08 9383 5200