Guidelines for placement
A Temporary Memorial may be established after the burial of a loved one’s ashes or ceremony, and must be placed within the Right of Interment.
- For graves with foundations (monumental), this area will be marked with aluminium rivets.
- For graves without foundations, this will be marked with timber pegs.
- For other types of graves, temporary memorials must be placed at the head of the grave.
SMCT may need to complete work in the vicinity of a grave or cremation memorial. In these instances, we may need to remove and replace items at our discretion.
SMCT will remove items that may be considered dangerous. A list of these items is found below.
SMCT administers nine cemeteries in the southern corridor of Victoria.
As we continue to develop areas to meet the community's demands and ensure perpetual maintenance, we may be required to conduct necessary works in your loved one’s area.
We will take the necessary steps to advise the last known Holder of Right of Interment of these works.
Find a monumental mason
Some headstone and monumental positions will require the assistance of a qualified monumental stonemason. You can download a list of masons who have registered to work on our sites here.Download monumental mason list (PDF)
Contact our Customer Support Team for more information about temporary memorials, permanent memorials, or to update the Holder of Right of Interment.