The Brown Range Cemetery is maintained by the Shire of Carnarvon and located on North West Coastal Highway, approximately 10 km south of Carnarvon and was established in 1973.  Located at the cemetery is also a Niche Wall and Memorial Garden with a shade shelter and bench seat provided at the Niche Wall – toilets are also provided.

Funerals are conducted by Gascoyne Funeral Directors, who can be contacted as follows:
Gascoyne Funeral Directors
86 James Street, Carnarvon
Phone: (08) 9941 3474

Erect a Headstone 

Approval is required to conduct memorial works/erect headstones by the Shire of Carnarvon before works are completed. Memorials works and headstones can only be erected six months after the burial.  

Complete the form below for permission to conduct memorial works. An application fee of $35.00 inc GST. is payable to the Shire of Carnarvon. 

Memorial Works Application - Browns Range Cemetery

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Pioneer Cemetery

The Pioneer Cemetery is a multicultural cemetery that saw the beginnings of the philosophy “one people, one future".  In the early days, areas were allocated to different religions and races, with some plots being designated outside the consecrated for non-believers.  Later, racial segregation stopped and people were buried according to creed, not ethnicity.  The oldest gravesites can be found to the left of the main entrance, defined by a horseshoe pathway.  To the immediate right are the remaining two gravesites of Afghanistan men, and in the far left-hand corner are the few remaining sites of the Asian section of the cemetery. The cemetery was closed in 1973, but some burials continued until it officially closed in 1980.

A stroll through the cemetery will take you back in time as you locate the graves of those pioneers and read about their place in history.