Community Engagement

SMCT actively engage with various community and cultural groups to ensure we develop an understanding of the needs, wants and preferences of the diverse communities we support.

We are a community-based, not-for-profit organisation that is dedicated to serving the needs of all Victorians. We are committed to active engagement and meaningful consultation with all stakeholders.

Song he Yuan Ceremony


The Community Advisory Committee (CAC), chaired by Trust member Sam Afra works with SMCT in an advisory capacity. They assist us in establishing an extensive network of community contacts and working groups while building a deep understanding of our community’s diverse range of cultural, religious and spiritual needs.

The seven voluntary members of the CAC were selected for their expertise and community involvement, including local government matters.

CAC - Community Participating in Christmas Service

The Museum of Chinese Australian History

SMCT works with numerous partners to strengthen our understanding and relationship with our communities. One such partner is the Museum of Chinese Australian History, who we work closely with to understand our Chinese community in Melbourne.

Find out more about our partnership
A photograph of the facade of the Chinese museum building, with the open front door at the centre. The doorway is flanked by two ornate statues.

Friends Groups

SMCT Friends Groups are dedicated volunteers who generously donate their time to cemetery-related initiatives.

Through their active involvement, Friends Groups, although independent, also help our communities to gain an appreciation of the history and significance of each cemetery location.

SMCT actively works with the following Friends Groups:

For further information about our Friends Groups, please contact us.

Bunurong Memorial Park Sculpture
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