A natural burial is a simple, natural and environmentally sensitive form of burial and the Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust offers a uniquely Australian burial experience which incorporates elements of sustainability, biodiversity and longevity.
- Items that are introduced into our natural burial sites are made from natural resources and fully bio-degradable to preserve the environment
- Instead of headstones and monuments. memorial plaques are mounted on rocks that are sensitively placed amongst native vegetation, minimising the disturbance of existing root systems.
Natural burials are available at Lilydale Memorial Park and Healesville Cemetery.
Djeernongs Walk - Lilydale Memorial Park
Djeernongs Walk located at Lilydale Memorial Park, is the Aboriginal name meaning pathway or many footprints. Set amongst the rolling hills, this site provides expansive views of the Yarra Valley with scenes of early morning sunrise and afternoon sunsets.
Tharangilkbek - Healesville Cemetery
Tharangilkbek is fittingly named after the Aboriginal term for woody country in the sky or promenade for the blessed dead. This area resides in the picturesque site of Healesville Cemetery and boasts elegant views of Mount Riddell, Mount Monda and Mount St Leonard.
New innovation - Living Legacy
Honour life by creating a living memorial tree in your community for people, place, and planet.
GMCT is proud to partner with Living Legacy Forest to launch a new concept for the memorialisation of cremated remains. Patented technology scientifically transforms cremated remains into micronutrients, which are then fed into the roots of a personally chosen memorial tree. In essence, your loved one lives on forever, becoming part of nature.
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