Ned Kelly will be buried with his mother in a small cemetery near where he reached infamy as a bushranger.
Fairfax Media can confirm Kelly will be buried at Greta, near Glenrowan in north-east Victoria, where his mother Ellen lies in an unmarked grave.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, with the burial on Sunday.
A statement from the Kelly family says they want the burial to be in keeping with the bushranger's last wish before his execution in 1880.
"The descendants of the Kelly family wish to give effect to Ned Kelly's last wish and that he now be buried in consecrated ground with only his family in attendance in order to ensure a private, respectful and dignified funeral," the statement reads.
"The family wish for their privacy to be respected so that they may farewell a very much loved member of their family."
Kelly's remains were identified in 2011. His family had to wait until August last year before being granted an exhumation license by the state government which gave them control over the remains.
Fairfax reported in October that the family was considering a private burial or a public memorial.
Paul Griffiths, the great nephew of Ned Kelly, said the burial would respect "one of their own".
"Our aim is to give Ned a dignified funeral, like any family would want to," he said.
In their statement, the family detail Kelly's third letter to the Governor, written the day before his execution, pleading for the release of his mother from prison.
It also tells of Kelly's last meeting with his mother before his execution.
"Mind you die like a Kelly, Ned," she told her first-born son.
The location of Kelly's skull is still shrouded in mystery.
Last March, a witch in New Zealand claimed to have the skull, which was given to her by a Melbourne security guard while she was on holiday in the 1980s. In 2009, West Australian farmer Tom Baxter claimed to have kept Kelly's skull in a tree stump for 30 years before handing it in, but DNA tests concluded the skull actually belonged to another prisoner.
The skull was stolen from an Old Melbourne Gaol display case in 1978.