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Altona Memorial Park administration office reopening 20/01/2020

On Monday 20 January 2020, the Altona Memorial Park administration office will reopen following refurbishment works.


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Road works at Northern Memorial Park 15/01/2020

GMCT will be conducting asphalt repair works at River Red Gum Circuit, adjacent to the Sugar Gum area.

The far north section of the road and roundabout adjacent to the Sugar Gum area will be closed from Wednesday 15 January through to Monday 20 January, 2020.

If you visiting the Snow Gum or Sugar Gum areas, you will need to turn right immediately on entry at the May Street gates and access these areas via Lomandra Lane.

Signage will be in place at the May Street entry to Northern Memorial Park.

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Total fire ban, Monday 30 December 30/12/2019

Today (Monday 30 December 2019) has been declared a total fire ban day for the entire state of Victoria.

GMCT has enacted its Bushfire Management Plan, and the following cemeteries will be closed for visitation today: Emerald, Andersons Creek, Yarra Glen, Healesville.

Services scheduled for these cemeteries have been postponed in consultation with the relevant parties. For up-to-date information about a service scheduled at one of these sites today, please call our Customer Care team on 1300 022 298.

Please remember: naked flames, including candles, are not permitted at GMCT sites at any time. Please ensure cigarettes are extinguished responsibly.


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Northern Memorial Park operations ceased for remainder of 20 Dec 20/12/2019

Smoke resulting from a nearby grassfire has led to the closure of Northern Memorial Park.

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Major system upgrades happening from 13 December – 16 December 13/12/2019

GMCT website and contact centre affected

Our website will be temporarily unavailable between 3pm – 6pm on Sunday 15 December. There are some minor changes to the operating hours for bookings and general enquiries.

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Opening hours during the holiday period 18/12/2019

All GMCT cemeteries will be open to visitors daily as normal (daylight savings hours) from 7.30am – 7.30pm. 

Please note: All GMCT cemetery receptions will operate on a modified timetable throughout the holiday period.

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Preston Cemetery Road Rehabilitation Works 11/12/2019

This project is part of the road rehabilitation works occurring across GMCT. During the works access will be maintained for all visitors and funeral directors.

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Fawkner Memorial Park – footbridge closure 29/11/2019

The footbridge near Joyce Chapel at Fawkner Memorial Park is temporarily closed while inspection and maintenance works are conducted. Visitors can use two other bridges for access from the carpark to the Joyce Chapel.

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Altona Memorial Park office closure 07/11/2019

From Tuesday 12 November 2019 until late January 2020, the Altona Memorial Park administration office will be closed for refurbishment works. During this time, the West Region office will operate temporarily from Keilor Cemetery.

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Christmas remembrance services at GMCT 06/11/2019

Come along to these family-friendly Christmas carols and remembrance services to commemorate and remember loved ones.