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Community Voice Panel

Join our Community Voice Panel to have your say and help shape the future of cemeteries and memorialisation in your community.

We manage 19 cemeteries and memorial parks in Melbourne’s north, east and west. As we develop our sites, products and services, we aim to listen to a diverse range of voices to inform our decision-making. We strive to understand what matters most to you, to your family and to future generations.

We actively encourage community members who wish to engage with us on a more regular basis to join the Community Voice Panel, our online research program. As a Panel member, you will be invited to share your opinion on a range of cemetery issues a few times per year.

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Everyone’s voice matters, and everybody is welcome to participate. We invite you to join us on the panel and be part of a community-driven approach to memorialisation and end of life. 

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Frequently asked questions

What can I expect as a member of the Community Voice Panel?

As a member, you will receive invitations to participate in our online surveys on various topics throughout the year via email from The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust.

All participation is voluntary, your responses are treated confidentially, and you can unsubscribe from these emails at any time. Your information will be kept secure in accordance with GMCT’s privacy policy.

What topics will be covered?

The Community Voice Panel will include a range of topics relating to:

  • cemetery products and services

  • end of life and final care

  • memorialisation and remembrance

  • cemeteries and memorial parks as community spaces

  • history, heritage, education and research

  • the future of cemeteries.

GMCT also welcomes and encourages topic suggestions from panel members.

Can I provide general feedback as part of the panel?

The Community Voice Panel is designed to collect community insights on specific topics of interest. If you wish to provide general feedback in relation to GMCT’s cemeteries, products or services, please contact us.

Will you act on my feedback?

Your thoughts are very important to us and will help inform future decision making. We will report back to panel participants on the insights collected from the research. As we build our understanding of community sentiment and preferences we will better understand your collective needs and wants; these insights will help shape the future of our cemeteries, products and service.

Terms and Conditions

By registering to be a member of the panel, you agree to the following terms and conditions: The personal information you have provided in the Community Voice Panel registration form is collected by The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (contact details: 1300 022 298, 1187 Sydney Road, Fawkner, Victoria 3060) (GMCT).

GMCT has collected, and may use and disclose your personal information for the purposes of determining public opinion on matters relating to cemeteries administered by GMCT and otherwise in accordance with the GMCT privacy policy, available here. GMCT may share your personal information, including name, address, email and telephone number, with The Rocket Science Group LLC trading as MailChimp, with SurveyMonkey and otherwise in accordance with GMCT’s privacy policy.

By clicking “submit” on this Community Voice Panel registration form, you acknowledge, agree and consent to your personal information being disclosed overseas, including to the United States of America; for example the personal information provided in this registration form will be kept on servers located in the USA. You also agree for regular emails with surveys to be sent to you. You may access and request correction of your personal information held by GMCT, or make a complaint about the handling of your personal information, by contacting GMCT at the contact details set out in this collection notice.