Friends of Balmoral Cemetery Inc
Who we are
The Friends of Balmoral Cemetery is a group of enthusiastic
community volunteers who work together to preserve, protect
and enhance historic Balmoral Cemetery, an important part
of Brisbanes heritage. The Friends motto of Restoration,
Respect, Responsibility serves as a reminder that we
can all play a part in protecting our heritage in our own
On 28 July 2001, an interim committee of the Friends of Balmoral
Cemetery was endorsed at a community meeting chaired by Councillor
for Morningside, Sharon Humphreys. This public meeting was
well attended by the local community, many of whom became
FOBCs first members.
Friends of Balmoral Cemetery was incorporated under the Associations
Incorporation Act in August 2003.
We are an independent, not-for-profit organisation and we
work with the Brisbane City Council on matters relating to
What we do
The Balmoral Cemetery is an important community resource
as well as a place of respect. In a way, its a bit like
an open-air museum! Some of our areas earliest written
history and monumental artwork can be found here.
FOBC works to improve the overall appearance of the site
through clean ups, tree pruning, rubbish removal and some
restoration work. We are also working hard to document the
history of the cemetery and prepare heritage trails, school
activities and geneological services.
The Friends of Balmoral Cemetery work to preserve and enhance
the Balmoral Cemetery and our vision is for the long-term
preservation of this important part of Brisbanes history.
FOBC is a not-for-profit, independent community organisation.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in, or connection
with, the cemetery.
An executive committee oversees the operations of the organisation,
backed up by committed and active members who work hard on
a variety of tasks from cemetery clean up activities to the
recording of monumental inscriptions.
- Vice President
- history sub-committee
- newsletter editor
- official photographer
- general membership
FOBC Inc is a member of the following organisations:
- Queensland Association of Local and Family History Societies
- Friends of Tingalpa Cemetery Inc
- Morningside Development Association Inc
The FOBC committee is made up of dedicated volunteers whose
range of skills, knowledge and life experience ensure a vibrant
and evolving organisation.
President: Norm Love
Vice President: Chris Love
Treasurer: Sue Speed
Secretary: Betty Sinden
Contact the friends
Write to us at PO Box 257, Bulimba Q 4171 Australia, or email
Become a friend
The Friends of Balmoral Cemetery is a voluntary organisation
and we invite community members to become involved. For more
information about the Friends, or to join, please contact
us, or download our membership
form (PDF 700K).