• Date: 07/02/2017
  • Cemetery: Keilor Cemetery

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

The availability of new graves in the Ely Court extension is a major milestone for the community. Keilor Cemetery has been servicing the local area since 1856, and its popularity has seen it nearing capacity in recent years. The development will provide 5065 new graves where there is now unprecedented demand.

This month, 1467 of those graves will be on offer to the public next month at an exclusive, invitation-only event. Sales days on Saturday 18 February and Saturday 25 February will provide those who have already pre-registered their interest with first opportunity to secure monumental and lawn beam (headstone) positions.

If you registered your details on the expression of interest (EOI) list, you may have received an invitation noting an appointment date and time. Due to high demand, the first 400 registered on the EOI list have been invited to purchase in Stage 1, with the remaining registrations to be invited to purchase in Stage 1a later in 2017. To ensure those who pre-registered have the first chance to purchase, public appointments are unfortunately not available for those without an invitation at this time.

Register your interest

If you are yet to register your interest to purchase a grave at the new Ely Court/Keilor Cemetery extension, there is still plenty of opportunity to secure a position during our stage two release.

The release of graves to the public will occur in multiple stages and February’s invitation-only presale event for stage one represents only a small portion of the 5000 total graves available in the development.

The expression of interest list for stage one is now closed, however you can now register your interest to purchase for stage two. Stage two graves are scheduled to be released for presale in October/November 2017 (date to be confirmed). This release will include concrete-lined vaults (not available in stage one), along with additional monumental and lawn beam (plaque) graves.  

To register your expression of interest for the stage two release and presale event, please contact GMCT on 1300 022 298 or email enquiries@gmct.com.au. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have about the process.

We will continue to provide updates and information via our website, Facebook page and eNewsletter.

The Ely Court development

The Ely Court development is a major 3.7 hectare expansion of Keilor Cemetery on a block of land north of Ely Court in Keilor East, adjacent to the existing cemetery site.

The extension is designed to complement the existing character of Keilor Cemetery and will provide the local community with a tranquil space to remember loved ones, including beautiful landscaping and a community meeting space by prominent Melbourne landscape architecture firm Urban Initiatives.

You can read more about the development here.