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Listening to our communities 28/02/2017

GMCT’s ability to realise our vision – to provide lasting memories and peaceful places to remember our loved ones – is dependent on how we respond to the current and future needs of the communities we serve. The new community section on GMCT’s website has been developed to keep you informed.

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Official opening of The Atrium of Holy Angels 07/04/2017

GMCT is proud to invite the community to the official opening and blessing of Fawkner Memorial Park’s new mausoleum - The Atrium of Holy Angels. Join us on 7 April 2017 for a blessing by The Most Reverend Denis Hart, Archbishop of Melbourne and opening proceedings led by the Hon. Gabrielle Williams MP.

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Temporary change to Altona reception hours 13/02/2017

The office and reception at Altona Memorial Park will be closed on Saturday 18 February and Saturday 25 February 2017. 
For assistance during this time, please call our customer care hotline on 1300 022 298. 
We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

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Special event to 'lift the lid' on death and dying 23/02/2017

Join GMCT for a special evening with comedian Jean Kittson for a look at death from a different angle, bringing a bit of humour to an experience inevitably shared by all.

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Invitation-only event for Keilor Cemetery extension 07/02/2017

Community members who pre-registered their interest will have an exclusive opportunity to secure graves in the new Keilor Cemetery extension later this month.

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Gifts, benefits and hospitality policy 03/02/2017

GMCT’s gifts, benefits and hospitality policy enables our organisation to avoid conflicts of interest and maintain high levels of integrity and public trust.

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Video - Multiculturalism: a cemetery context 30/01/2017

Video is now available from GMCT’s panel discussion titled ‘Multiculturalism: a cemetery context’, held in November 2016 as part of our annual meeting. GMCT’s CEO, Jacqui Weatherill was joined on stage by some of Melbourne’s cultural and religious community leaders who shared insights into their faith’s funeral and burial traditions and how they are changing in an Australian context.

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Finding your ancestors – where to begin? 30/01/2017

Delving into your family history can often uncover some intriguing stories. Genealogy enthusiast David Down from Friends of Coburg Cemetery has some pointers on how you can start researching and documenting your own family tree.

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Five tips for living with grief 30/01/2017

Have you ever wanted to help a grieving friend or loved one, but not known what to say? In partnership with the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement, GMCT has developed a range of resources to help you find the right words of comfort for your loved ones. Here we share five important ways you can look after others - and yourself - in times of grief.  

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Joyce Chapel car park reopens 25/01/2017

The Joyce Chapel car park at Fawkner Memorial Park has reopened following tree works in the area.