News & Events


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Living Legacy Forest finalists at Banksia Awards 03/01/2017

GMCT partner organisation Living Legacy Forest was recognised for its innovative and environmentally-friendly memorialisation technology at the 2016 Banksia Sustainability Awards.

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Wet weather update 29/12/2016

Significant rainfall on Thursday 29 December resulted in flooding occurring within the grounds of some GMCT cemeteries and memorial parks and storm water damage to some office and public facilities.

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Keilor gazebo community update 23/12/2016

The Keilor Cemetery gazebo in the open space adjacent to the Northern Lawn Beams and Monumental C areas is scheduled for removal. The gazebo has been assessed by GMCT and presents safety and structural concerns.

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Community leaders talk multiculturalism 20/12/2016

Melbourne's Hindu, Islamic, Roman Catholic and Buddhist leaders recently joined GMCT for a panel discussion on how cemeteries can meet the needs of our diverse communities.

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Holiday operating hours 19/12/2016

GMCT cemetery receptions will operate on a modified timetable throughout the holiday period.

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Tree removal at Fawkner Memorial Park 13/12/2016

Sugar gum trees adjacent to the Fawkner Memorial Park chapel complex are soon to be removed in the interest of public safety.

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Road closure at Fawkner Memorial Park 02/12/2016

Please note a portion of Sixth Avenue at Fawkner Memorial Park will be closed on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December 2016 for maintenance works. 

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Multiculturalism: a cemetery context 30/11/2016

The upcoming GMCT 2015-16 annual meeting will outline our performance and highlights from the 2015-2016 financial year, followed by a special presentation and panel discussion exploring how the cemetery and funeral sectors are adapting to meet the end of life needs of contemporary Australia.

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Tree removal at Burwood Cemetery 17/11/2016

A camphor laurel at the centre of the southern boundary of Burwood Cemetery is to be removed.

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Williamstown fountain restoration update 12/11/2016

The restoration of our historic fountain at Williamstown Cemetery is nearing completion.