Our culture at SMCT

Our culture

It's about feeling part of something bigger.

This is a world where we bring together our love for the natural environment and our care for one another to make a real difference. This is where you’ll discover something new, every day.

Find out more about our vision and values.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We are an equal opportunity employer with a focus on creating a workplace that cultivates diverse views and an inclusive mindset, in support of a diverse community.

  • We are a proud member of the Diversity Council of Australia.
  • As of June 2023, SMCT had a balance of people leaders, with 51% of women and 49% of men
  • We formed our co-created Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) working group, chaired by our Executive GEAP Champion, which aims to educate, celebrate and advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion across our organisation.
  • We are committed to achieving the goals set out in our Gender Equality Action Plan as well additional aspirational goals set by our DEI working group.
  • We are conducting research to better understand the needs and preferences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, which will inform our Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • We continually look for ways to make workplace adjustments to ensure the opportunities available to our people are inclusive.

More on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Innovation and sustainability

While every day is different – you’ll always be looking for innovative ways to delight our customers, as part of a sustainable and progressive future.

Our quarterly innovation roadshows help turn ideas into reality - autonomous grounds keeping, drone spraying and GPS tracked mowing, live streams, hybrid work, digital first services. Innovation is everywhere across SMCT.

Image at right: ladybugs ready to be released at SMCT locations as part of a biodiversity project to control pest populations naturally.

A photograph of ladybugs in clear containers, ready to be released onto SMCT grounds to help control the aphid population

Our community and employees have come to expect an intuitive digital experience and we are on a journey towards a fully integrated digital system. We aim to lead the way a not-for-profit organisation can innovate, change, maintain and improve our public spaces and essential services.

Sustainability is embedded in our strategic plan and is critical for ensuring our approach and future success in the long-term preservation of our national environment. Our commitment to sustainability includes cutting carbon emissions, reducing waste, saving water and energy, improving biodiversity, and adopting natural pest control methods.

Learn more about our commitment to sustainability.

Interesting work

You’ll be surprised by an organisation that is complex and forward thinking. You’ll see a vision for our future - but with a focus that never shifts from our purpose.

Improving the delivering of services to our diverse community ensures work is innovative, sustainable and maintains a very human connection. You’ll share a close bond with your team as the experiences you deliver with your team are unique, emotional and special for families. Quality matters, details matter and we really care about what we do.

SMCT are custodians of history and we have a deep connection to the past and future. Historic and iconic, our cemeteries and memorial parks hold the final resting places of many notable Victorians, from ill-fated explorers Burke and Wills to numerous former Prime Ministers.



  • National Safety Awards of Excellence Finalists – Best Wellbeing Program in Australia for our Activate Health Program.LinkedIn article
  • National Safety Awards of Excellence Finalist
  • American Cemetery Excellence Award – Springvale Botanical Cemetery
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