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About us

Our Organisation

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

Over and above the funeral services we provide, we are committed to guiding families through the most important, long term decisions they will need to make when someone dies.

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Our Organisation - a photograph of some SMCT members of staff applauding at an award ceremony

Our People and Culture

The Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT) places great emphasis on employee engagement as we recognise that our people are our greatest asset.

We aim to recruit and retain highly skilled employees and, to this end, offer excellent working conditions, flexibility and tailored training programmes.

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Our People and Culture
We Welcome Your Feedback

We Welcome Your Feedback

We are committed to providing the community with relevant services that are inclusive, relevant and accessible to all Victorians. Please follow the link below to provide us with feedback.

Industry Partners

To effectively meet the needs of our client families, we enjoy a close and collaborative working relationship with many supporting business partners and organisations that include funeral directors and monumental masons.

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Boyd Chapel Opening - Springvale Botanical Cemetery

Community Engagement

We recognise the importance and value of ongoing engagement with the various culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse communities that make up our cemetery family.

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Community Engagement


Our philosophy is to create inclusive spaces and facilities that are welcoming and steward the community as they navigate grief and loss with trust, connection and integrity. Within this section, we publish a range of resources to help inform our customers and the broader Victorian community.

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Publications - Lady with Child at Memorial Service

Our History

A measure of a good society is how well it cares for those in need. Operating within the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2003, SMCT is proud of our role in supporting Victorians throughout their grief journey since 2010.

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Our History
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