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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.


Stay Safe Directions for Metropolitan Melbourne

As advised by the Department of Health:

  • Face masks are required both indoors and outdoors for people aged 12 and over, except if you have a lawful exception.

  • Wash and sanitise your hands regularly.

  • Social distancing of 1.5 metres should be observed at all times.

  • Check-in to each location you attend to for contact tracing purposes.

  • If you are unable to scan a QR code, you must record your attendance checking-in online for contact tracing purposes. Simply visit www.gmct.com.au/covid-19-check-in.

For more information, please visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au.


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. 


Funeral attendance

For indoor services:

Where all mourners over the age of 16 are either fully vaccinated or an excepted person, a maximum of 20 people may attend the service. Persons necessary to conduct the funeral are not counted towards this cap and must also be fully vaccinated or an excepted person. Infants under one (1) year of age are not counted toward this limit.

Where vaccination status of mourners is unknown, a maximum of 10 people may attend the service. Persons necessary to conduct the funeral and infants under one (1) year of age are not counted towards this limit.

For outdoor services:

Where all mourners over the age of 16 are either fully vaccinated or an excepted person, a maximum of 50 people may attend the service. Persons necessary to conduct the funeral are not counted towards this cap and must also be fully vaccinated or an excepted person. Infants under one (1) year of age are not counted towards this limit.

Where vaccination status of mourners is unknown, a maximum of 20 people may attend the service. Persons necessary to conduct the funeral and infants under one (1) year of age are not counted towards this limit.


Cafe and catering services

The Fawkner Memorial Park Tearooms and the cafe at Northern Memorial Park will be closed until further notice.    

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.