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Heritage celebrated at Williamstown 26/03/2019

Join Friends of Williamstown Cemetery for upcoming activities celebrating the historical significance of Williamstown Cemetery and the legacy of those interred there. 

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Chinese Ancestry Day 03/04/2019

Join GMCT and members of the community as we mark the Qingming Festival at Fawkner Memorial Park. 

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GMCT in the media 26/03/2019

To celebrate Parks Week 2019, GMCT CEO Jacqui Weatherill is encouraging Melbournians to visit “Melbourne’s forgotten parks” – cemeteries.

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Condolences to all affected by Christchurch attacks 15/03/2019

The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust wishes to express our most profound condolences to all those impacted by recent attacks on a number of mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Cemetery design for the future 01/03/2019

How can we create cemetery landscapes that endure through time? GMCT’s planning and design team is working to meet the needs of our communities for generations to come, imagining new memorial spaces to last in perpetuity – forever. 

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Northern Memorial Park update 28/02/2019

GMCT has recently completed the construction of two new burial areas set within the iconic river red gum landscape to the north of Northern Memorial Park.

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Inaugural Muslim communities forum 29/03/2019

In March 2019, GMCT hosted the inaugural Muslim communities forum at Northern Memorial Park.

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GMCT cemeteries: then and now 28/02/2019

Take a look at how some unique features of GMCT cemeteries and memorial parks have changed over time using our interactive sliders.

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Video: GMCT annual meeting 25/01/2019

Watch the highlights of GMCT’s recent annual meeting, which included a guest presentation from ‘deathwalker’ and celebrant Zenith Virago.

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Summer at our cemeteries 25/01/2019

GMCT’s cemeteries and memorial parks are special places that can be embraced as part of everyday life. Our staff have recommended some of their favourite locations at our parks to visit during the summer months - whether for leisure, remembrance or reflection.