Established in 1865, Carlyle Cemetery sits on six acres of Crown Land, with an additional six acres aside for future growth. Indigo Shire Council provides the management and administrative support services and the Councillors of the Shire are the Cemetery Trust Trustees.
In August 2020, Council adopted a strategic plan for the long-term care and management of the Carlyle Cemetery, a Class B Cemetery Trust.
Although only Class A cemeteries are required to develop strategic plans under the Victorian Government’s Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2003 and Regulations 2005 (amended 2015), the development of a long term strategic plan enables the trust to perform its roles and functions efficiently and effectively, and respond in an appropriate and strategic manner to the changing demands and conditions.
It recognises the important role Council plays as custodians of the Carlyle Cemetery as an important community asset. Council's vision, as supported by the strategic plan, is to provide a peaceful, respectful resting place for loved ones; a place for our community and visitors to reflect and recognises the important historical and cultural significance of Carlyle Cemetery.