Located on Mitchell Ave in Waroona, the Drakesbrook Public Cemetery is a relatively new Cemetery in Australia's history. Manual records retained by Council date back to 1903, the first registered burial in Council's records.



The name "Drakesbrook" was the original name of the townsite that we now know as "Waroona", therefore the name "Drakesbrook Public Cemetery". The cemetery, by its very nature, is a place of quiet reminiscence, allowing our community members to live on in the memories of their lost loved ones and aid in the grieving process.

To further connect people with the rich history of our cemetery and allow families to further celebrate their loved ones, the Shire of Waroona have implemented a new digital cemetery platform. You can access the platform through the link below:


The system creates digital mirror of the cemetery which allows the Shire to manage cemetery records and share them online. You can view interments (blue), reservations (yellow) and vacant plots (green).

Our digital cemetery system also allows families to create an online memorial with “Life Chronicle” which provides an opportunity to share photos and a story of your loved one’s life, leaving an everlasting memory and eternal connection to their lives and legacy. Interments with “Life Chronicle” stories attached are highlighted in aqua.

Using your smart phone, you can visit the cemetery revealing hidden stories of families who settled in the area in the 1800’s and early 1900’s. The cemetery is rich in valuable historic resources and reminders of various settlement patterns with connections to the area’s original pioneering families and ties to the waves of Italian families who migrated to the region after World War II. Burial records dating back to 1903 have been meticulously maintained by the Shire with the original burial register book still maintained until this day.

Life Chronicle submissions can be made directly through the digital cemetery system by clicking on “Write a Life Chronicle”. There is a small cost for submissions which is paid directly to Chronicle. Chronicle will pay 40% back to the Shire of Waroona to contribute to the Drakesbrook Public Cemetery to help maintain the resting places of our loved ones. A link to the information sheet regarding Life Chronicle submissions can be found below:

Life Chronicle - Information Sheet

For further information on our Cemetery please do not hesitate to contact the Administration Office during normal office hours on (08) 9733 7800.