• Date: 27/04/2018
  • Cemetery: GMCT Home



Our 19 cemeteries and memorial parks are for everyone. GMCT provides a range of options for the memorialisation of your loved ones, reflecting the diversity of our communities and meeting the needs of a range of cultures, faiths and beliefs. 

When it comes to choosing what is best for you and your family, GMCT supports planning ahead and making quality decisions – ensuring that the wishes of you and your loved ones are considered and respected. Being prepared gives you peace of mind and means you determine how you’d like to be remembered. Your loved ones will know they are honouring your memory in a way that you’ve personally chosen.

GMCT’s services are provided by our team of respectful and compassionate industry professionals. We’ll help you explore the options and secure the tribute that most suits you and your family, whether you prefer a mausoleum position, a monumental grave, a place on one of our lawns or a cremation memorial.

Planning ahead now will ensure you can secure your chosen memorial in advance of future price rises. 

Plan ahead before the end of this financial year

GMCT’s pricing for Right of Interment, funeral services and memorialisation products will change in the next financial year. From 1 July 2018, all GMCT prices will increase in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rate of 2.2%.

However, current prices will apply to all eligible pre-purchases* made on or before 30 June 2018

Click here to view the current price list.

Planning ahead now for your funeral or the funeral of a loved one will enable you to purchase at today’s prices, before the CPI increase.

Planning ahead helps you make informed, quality decisions with your loved ones. With inner city cemetery land becoming scarce, pre-purchasing also ensures that you can secure your resting place at the cemetery of your choice.

Make an appointment

Our staff are here to help you take the first steps towards ensuring that your life - and the lives of those you cherish - will be remembered well.

If you’d like to speak with one of our helpful memorial consultants to discuss your individual needs, please phone our customer care team to make a personal appointment for a time that suits you on 1300 022 298.

Click here for more information about the process of pre-planning with GMCT. 

Your questions answered


What are the benefits of planning ahead?

Planning and purchasing ahead of time means you determine how you’d like to be remembered, and your loved ones have peace of mind knowing they are honouring your memory in a way which you have personally chosen.

With inner city cemetery land in high demand, pre-purchasing now will also give you increased choice in securing a final resting place.


Are there financial benefits from pre-purchasing before the end of the financial year?

GMCT’s pricing for Right of Interment, funeral services and memorialisation products will change in the next financial year.

From 1 July 2018, all GMCT prices will increase by 2.2% in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rate. However, current prices will apply to all eligible pre-purchases made on or before 30 June 2018.

Planning ahead now will enable you to purchase at today’s prices, before the CPI increase. For information about payment details please refer below.


What is the timeline for making an eligible pre-purchase?

Appointments and confirmation of pre-purchase need to be completed on or before 30 June 2018. All payments must be paid in full on or before 6 July 2018 otherwise the new prices will apply.

New prices will apply to purchases made at appointments held from 1 July 2018 onwards.


Will a pre-purchase affect my pension or other means-tested entitlements?

For those concerned about how this may impact on pensions and other welfare entitlements, purchases of Right of Interment (ROI) for a grave or cremated remains memorial position are not currently included in government means testing when assessing welfare entitlements.

*ROI purchases are also currently GST-exempt when purchased direct from GMCT.

*Please note this is not intended to replace financial advice. With respect to your specific circumstances, GMCT recommends seeking professional financial advice.
For more information on means testing and GST exemption, visit: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/enablers/funeral-bonds-and-prepaid-funerals


What can I pre-purchase?

The following is a list of all services and products that can be pre-purchased directly from GMCT. Although this list applies across GMCT, please note that not all services are available at all sites. Please confirm with GMCT customer care staff to ensure availability.

  • cremation without chapel
  • cremation with chapel
  • chapel hire
  • interment lawn
  • interment monumental
  • interment mausoleum
  • interment vault
  • interment cremated remains
  • ledger removal
  • extra depth digging to nine feet (2.7m) where available
  • Right of Interment*

*GMCT reserves the right to limit pre-need sales of Right of Interment to ensure stock levels are available for at-need clients or where burial areas are nearing capacity.

The following services and products cannot be pre-paid: 

  • additional cremation services (such as cremated remains postage, 24 hour collection, and witnessing of cremation)
  • additional interment services (such as lift and reposition, exhumation, chip-top removal)
  • out-of-standard hours fee
  • food and beverage services
  • floristry services
  • plaques