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Visiting a cemetery can be an emotional time, but it's important to remember that cemeteries are public places and we need to pay attention to our personal safety and the security of our belongings at all times.

Incidences of vandalism, vehicle break-ins and the theft of property unfortunately do occur from time to time. Utilising a risk-based approach, we continuously monitor and improve security measures within our cemeteries and memorial parks. We work closely with police and our communities to ensure the safety and security of our memorials, facilities, staff and visitors.

The following tips can help ensure we keep our cemeteries safe and secure.

Loitering or suspicious persons

If you notice any loitering or suspicious behaviour, please contact GMCT directly on 1300 022 298 or our After-Hours Security Operations Centre on 1300 945 766. Please ensure you provide accurate details and a contact name for follow up.  

Public road rules and signage

Our cemeteries are not suitable for excessive speeding, overtaking & dangerous driving. Please follow the speed limits, traffic & parking signage, and directions from GMCT staff at all times.

Secure your valuables

As you prepare to leave your car, take a good look around to see if anyone is watching. Ensure you completely remove any valuables, or at least hide them from view. Where possible, leave valuable items at home.  

Lock your vehicle

Sometimes families park their cars close to where they are visiting, and the car may even be in plain view. Please remember not to leave your keys in the ignition or leave the car doors unlocked, even for a moment.

Remember: Never leave children, pets, or elderly relatives in a locked vehicle.

Out of hours assistance

If you are at one of our cemeteries and need after hours security assistance, please call 1300 945 766 to contact our security provider.

If you require emergency police/fire/ambulance assistance at any time, please call 000.

We have implemented a range of measures to help create a safer and more secure cemetery environment. These include:

  • A robust security program to meet a changing risk landscape.

  • CCTV cameras in key strategic positions

  • Regular mobile security patrols

  • Alarm monitoring & security response 24/7/365

  • Security awareness training for GMCT staff & contractors

  • Access control to operational & restricted areas