Thank you to each and every cemetery visitor and community member for playing your part in flattening the curve and slowing the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
We're closely monitoring the latest advice from the Department of Health and Human Services, and doing everything we can to keep you and your families safe.
We're here for you
We know this is an extraordinarily difficult time, particularly for those who have lost a loved one during the pandemic. While the situation continues to evolve, we are committed to supporting the individuals, families and communities who need us.
Our cemeteries and memorial parks remain open for essential services including funerals and essential appointments. For those who are unable to visit, we are providing contactless flower delivery service.
We have also published a range of resources to help those who may be struggling with grief and loss during this time.
Please note: We have temporarily suspended funeral catering at all our sites to ensure the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve.
However, we are still providing takeaway tea, coffee, food and floristry from the Fawkner Memorial Park tea rooms only, Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 2:00pm. Closed weekends.
Summary of current restrictions
Restrictions currently apply to metropolitan Melbourne. Before visiting one of our sites or attending a funeral, please remember:
You must wear a fitted face mask covering the nose and mouth unless you have a lawful reason for not doing so
Practise good hygiene by washing and sanitising your hands regularly
Maintain social distancing of 1.5 metres
Gatherings of up to ten people from two different households are allowed.
Only travel within your 25-kilometre radius if visiting a cemetery for a reason other than attending a funeral
Funeral attendance is currently limited to 10 mourners (excluding Funeral Directors and essential staff).
Please note that on or before 1 November, the number of mourners will increase from ten to 20 (excluding Funeral directors and essential staff), depending on Victoria’s case numbers.
Please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website for the latest information.