Temporary chapel and function room capacities

Easing of social distancing rules for public gatherings

From 1 July both indoor and outdoor funerals will have a maximum capacity of 50 mourners (excluding funeral director/ essential staff) except for funerals at Fawkner and Northern Memorial Parks where stage 3 restrictions have been re-introduced. However, all services must comply with the one person per four square metre rule.

In accordance with these rules, a summary of the maximum capacities of all our available venues is provided below. We are unable to accept bookings for groups exceeding these limits. A record of the first names and phone numbers of all people attending the funeral or function must be provided to GMCT before the booking, an editable copy of the DHHS form is provided here.


Fawkner Memorial Park


Northern Memorial Park


Preston Cemetery

Please note that the Preston chapel remains closed for funeral bookings


Lilydale Memorial Park

Please note that the Hutton Room remains closed for bookings


Templestowe Cemetery

Please note that the Templestowe chapel remains closed for funeral bookings


Altona Memorial Park


Revised chapel booking times can be found by clicking here.