History of SMCT

The Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT) was formed on
1 March 2010 as a result of State Government reforms to the major metropolitan and regional cemetery Trusts.

In July 2008, the State Government announced reforms to the 14 major metropolitan and regional cemetery Trusts that reported to Parliament under the Financial Management Act 1994.

The reforms have been enacted as amendments to the Cemeteries & Crematoria Act 2003.

The changes primarily affected Trusts in the metropolitan area. Ten of the 14 Trusts ceased on 28 February 2010 and were merged into two major metropolitan cemetery Trusts, the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT) and the Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (GMCT) which were formed on 1 March 2010.

Today, SMCT is a not-for-profit community based organisation that administers and cares for eight distinctive cemetery locations, each with a rich history of its own.