Media releases

Statement on current coronavirous (COVID-19) restrictions at our cemeteries

Issued: 13 April, 2020

Statement issued by Deb Ganderton, CEO

The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust                      

"During these difficult times, restrictions are in place at our cemeteries. Unless attending a funeral, we urge visitors to stay at home unless absolutely necessary.

Funerals are limited to no more than ten mourners. Our indoor mausoleums have been closed from 8 April until further notice.

All reception areas are closed for public access. Only those with pre-arranged, essential appointments such as collecting the cremated remains of a loved one will be admitted.

Visitor access to cemeteries is still possible. The limit on gatherings of two people applies strictly across all GMCT cemeteries and memorial parks, and visitors must observe appropriate social distancing of 1.5 metres.

The restrictions outlined in this statement are consistent with directions we have received from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services."