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Important COVID-19 information

Looking after the health and safety of our communities.

Thank you

We're closely monitoring the latest advice from the Department of Health, 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. 


Current metropolitan Melbourne restrictions

As advised by the Department of Health, from 11:59pm Thursday 17 June until further notice: 

  • Fitted face masks are required indoors and recommended outdoors when you are unable to maintain social distancing.

  • Indoor and outdoor funeral services are limited to a maximum of up to 75 mourners plus funeral directors and essential staff. Children under 12 months are not counted in this limit.

  • Indoor funerals are also subject to density limits and unfortunately, due to the varying sizes of our indoor venues, some limits may be less than 75, in line with the government-imposed requirements.

  • Continue to practice good hygiene by washing and sanitising your hands regularly.

  • Maintain social distancing of 1.5 metres.

  • All visitors attending indoor venues including our chapels, function rooms, mausolea or administration buildings are required to check in by scanning the QR codes at each entrance.

  • All visitors attending our cemeteries and memorial parks are required to check in by scanning the QR codes located at our entrances. If you are unable to scan a QR code, you must record your attendance by checking-in online for contact tracing purposes. Simply visit https://www.gmct.com.au/covid-19-check-in to check-in.


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.

We have a range of resources to help those who may be struggling with grief and loss during this time. For those who are unable to visit, we are providing contactless flower delivery service.

Our cemeteries and memorial parks are open for essential services including funerals and essential appointments. 


Cafe service

The Fawkner Memorial Park tea rooms are open for takeaway services and seated service in accordance with the current restrictions.   

We will continue to update this page as we learn more for the communities we serve. Please visit the Victorian Government Coronavirus website for the latest information.