SMCT News

Italian Culinary Heritage Tour at Melbourne General Cemetery

Melbourne General Cemetery (MGC) is rich with the history and stories of Melbourne’s waves of migrant settlers. On April 7, SMCT held its inaugural Italian Culinary Heritage Tour, as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

Dr Alan Wolfelt Visits our Centre for Care & Wellbeing at Springvale Botanical Cemetery

Understanding Grief: Touchstones in Hope and Healing, was designed to explain the touchstones specifically to grieving families and was delivered by Dr Alan Wolfelt to a capacity audience at The Centre for Care and Wellbeing.

Bunurong Memorial Park - Runner up in 2016 American Cemetery Excellence Awards

We are delighted to share the recent announcement that Bunurong Memorial Park (BMP) was runner up in the 2016 American Cemetery Excellence Awards.

School tours running every week at Melbourne General Cemetery.

This week our Historical and Cultural Director Dr Celestina Sagazio ran a historical tour of Melbourne General Cemetery...

Official opening of the refurbished Boyd and Renowden Chapel Complex

The iconic Boyd and Renowden Chapels are an integral part of the history of Springvale Botanical Cemetery, holding the shared heritage of tens of thousands of families’ final farewells since their initial construction in 1936-1940.

Community gathers to remember their Fathers

We were honoured to host over 250 guests from across our diverse communities for the annual Father’s Day Remembrance Service held at Bunurong Memorial Park on Thursday 1 September 2016.

Southern Cemeterian - Winter - Spring Edition

At Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT) we are committed to promoting community conversations around planning ahead, death and dying... click here to find out more.

Southern Cemeterian - Autumn Edition

Welcome to the Autumn edition of the Cemeterian. The first months of 2016 have passed quickly with a hive of activity across all of our Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT) locations.

Mother's Day Café Vita et flores

Families flocked to Café Vita et flores at Springvale Botanical Cemetery on Mother’s Day to reflect and honour loved ones.

Mother's Day Remembrance Service at Bunurong Memorial Park

Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust were delighted to host our annual Mother’s Day Remembrance Service, this year for the first time in the stunning new facilities of the recently opened Southern Aurora Centre.

Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT) are award winners in the City of Greater Dandenong Sustainability Awards

This has been achieved in the Sustainable Development category, for the ground breaking development of the Clarence Reardon Centre at Springvale Botanical Cemetery.

Bunurong Memorial Park - Official Opening

Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT) were delighted to host over 200 guests across government, industry and community for official opening of the Southern Aurora Centre at Bunurong Memorial Park on Sunday 17 April 2016.