Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT)

Honouring and Celebrating Life

The Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT) is a community based, not-for-profit organisation, committed to serving the needs of our communities.

Our Cemeteries

Historic and iconic, the eight cemeteries and memorial parks within SMCT's care are beautiful, tranquil and distinctive destinations in which to honour and celebrate life.

Our cemeteries vary significantly in terms of size, facilities and services offered. They also vary in terms of what we call the "Cemetery Lifecycle". This means that some locations have vast spaces with many positions available, whilst others have less space with fewer positions available.

Brighton General Cemetery


Established in 1854 - 12 hectares (30 acres).

A most historic and significant cemetery in the heart of Brighton. The prestigious final resting place of eminent Victorians.

Currently available: Graves, which include the exclusive Red Brick Lawn Grave area, mausoleum crypts and cremation memorials.

Bunurong Memorial Park


Established in 1995 - 120 hectares (300 acres).

Contemporary and distinctively Australian, this progressive memorial park is beautifully landscaped with an abundance of lakes and calming water features.

Currently available: Extensive mausoleum, grave and cremation memorial opportunities.

Cheltenham Memorial Park


Established in 1933 - 20 hectares (50 acres).

A distinctive, community focused Bayside cemetery, characterised by stately palms and shaded pavilions.

Currently available: Graves, cremation memorials and new mausoleum opportunities in 2013.

Cheltenham Pioneer Cemetery


Established in 1865 - 3 hectares (5 acres).

An intimate and historic pioneer cemetery characterised by towering trees and closeness to the community.

Currently available: Graves and cremation memorial opportunities.

Dandenong Community Cemetery


Established in 1857 - 4 hectares (11 acres).

The final resting place of the district's pioneers, this peaceful, rustic cemetery serves the local community with affordable opportunities.

Currently available: Graves and cremation memorial opportunities.

Melbourne General Cemetery
Established in 1852 - 43 hectares (106 acres).

Iconic, exclusive and prestigious, this historically significant cemetery is characterised by its prime location and notable interments.

Currently available: Saint Mary of the Cross and Gatehouse Mausoleum crypts, cremation memorials and limited grave opportunities.

Springvale Botanical Cemetery


Established in 1901 - 169 hectares (422 acres). Australia's world-class botanical cemetery.

Magnificent, diverse, historically and culturally rich.

Currently available: Extensive grave and cremation memorials, limited mausoleum opportunities.

St Kilda Cemetery


Established in 1855 - 7 hectares (18 acres).

Prominently located and steeped in history, this intimate and tranquil cemetery features iconic memorials in a garden oasis setting.

Currently available: Cremation memorials and limited grave opportunities.




❊ Address & Contact ❊


Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT)⊜ PO Box 1159 Clayton | Map
PO Box 1159 Clayton
(03) 9546 9377


❊ Web Links ❊


Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT) 

www.smct.org.au


❊ Also See... ❊


Brighton General Cemetery

Friends of Cheltenham and Regional Cemeteries Inc

Friends of St Kilda Cemetery








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