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Important COVID-19 information

Looking after the health and safety of our communities.

Thank you

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.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the availability of our services, and contact the State Government's coronavirus hotline for advice on current restrictions. 

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 are 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.

Cafe service

The Fawkner Memorial Park tea rooms have re-opened for table service, based on social distancing restrictions, and will continue their takeaway services for tea, coffee, food and floristry.

  • Monday to Friday, 7:30am - 2:00pm

  • Saturday and Sunday, 8:30am - 3:30pm

Current restrictions

From 11:59pm on 22 November 2020, Victoria has moved to the last step towards COVID normal.

  • Funerals are limited to a maximum of 150 attendees for both indoor and outdoor services, subject to density requirements

  • In order to comply with density requirements, maximum capacities apply at all GMCT facilities, including chapels and function rooms.

Funeral capacity 23 November 2020
  • Social gatherings of up to fifty people are allowed in public places, including cemeteries.

  • The Fawkner Memorial Park Tea Rooms have re-opened for sit-down service and catering services have recommenced with social distancing requirements in place.

Please visit the Victorian Government Coronavirus website for the latest information.

Visiting a cemetery

Before visiting one of our sites or attending a funeral, please remember:  

  • You must wear a fitted face mask indoors unless you have a lawful reason not to

  • You should wear a fitted face mask outdoors when social distancing is not possible

  • Practise good hygiene by washing and sanitising your hands regularly 

  • Maintain social distancing of 1.5 metres.