We support around 12,500 families a year, drawn from a range of multicultural and multi-faith communities across the greater Melbourne region.
Every family we work with, every visitor we welcome, and every person we provide with final care and a peaceful resting place is connected in some way to a local community.
How we connect
In order to reach our diverse communities, we need to approach them in a variety of ways. That might mean meeting face-to-face, through presentations or meetings, via media releases or by utilising online platforms such as social media or our Community Voice Panel.
We work with volunteers and friends groups, employees and employee groups, stakeholders and business partners, local residents, customers and visitors, and continue to expand and strengthen our connections.
Have your say
We want to hear from you. Have your say on a range of critical topics by joining our Community Voice Panel, or view our current engagement projects below.
Volunteering is a great way for people, regardless of their age, cultural background, location or circumstances, to get involved in the community and make a positive contribution to their local cemetery. Research shows that volunteering has many benefits to health and wellbeing, in addition to the feeling of satisfaction of helping others. If you would like to know more about volunteering with GMCT, please contact us.
Our friends groups and volunteers are making significant contributions towards our cemeteries and are offering their time, talents and expertise in many areas. We are proud to work with the following groups:
Friends and Carers of the Emerald Section (F.A.C.E.S.) - Meetings are held every Mondays 10-11.30am during school terms (no meetings on public holidays and Total Fire Ban days). Interested community members are welcome to drop by.
Friends With Angels
Historical groups and societies
Many local historical societies organise events and projects involving our cemeteries. If you would like to find out more, we recommend that you visit Royal Historical Society of Victoria's website and search for your local historical societies or groups.
Do you have an interest in the history and significance of our cemeteries?
Visit the resources section of our website to find out more.
Book a tour or presentation If you represent a community, religious or care-giving group and are interested in a presentation on cemeteries past, present and future, please contact us to find out about the next opportunity. We also offer a limited number of tours of several cemeteries across the Melbourne region.