News

Upcoming release of Natural burial options at Bunurong Memorial Park

We are pleased to announce the upcoming release of Murrun Naroon ‘Life Spirit’, a new and unique natural burial option positioned in a beautiful native bushland environment at Bunurong Memorial Park.

Life - Winter Edition 2018

We are dedicated to creating unique experiences and work in partnership with our surrounds to support the living throughout their grief journey. In this issue we explore this journey through Glorious food and Flowers, embracing our Community at the Heart, Preserving Culture in our community and upcoming tours and events across all sites.

Official Opening and Blessing of Melbourne’s Saint Michael the Archangel Mausoleum

On Thursday 17 May, the beautiful Saint Michael the Archangel Mausoleum was officially opened and blessed.

Bunurong Memorial Park awarded Gold in Melbourne Design awards

We are delighted to announce that Bunurong Memorial Park was awarded Gold for the Urban Design category in the 2018 Melbourne Design Awards.

Public Notice - Proposed name change

The Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust is seeking community feedback for the proposal to rename ‘Sorrento Public Cemetery’ as ‘Sorrento Community Cemetery’.

All feedback may be directed to William Babington on (03) 8558 8278 or email: william.babington@smct.org.au prior to Wednesday 20 June 2018.

2018 Mother’s Day Remembrance Service at Bunurong Memorial Park

Over 200 people in our community came together to honour our Mothers who are no longer with us.

Life - Autumn Edition

In a world where change is constant, it is small gestures of kindness that make us uniquely human. Care, compassion
and community are the ordinary virtues that underpin a good society. The Autumn edition of Life focuses on our valued community.

SMCT Honoured to Now Serve Sorrento's Community

On 12 December 2017, Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT) was formally appointed to manage the Sorrento Cemetery (SC).

Victoria's Proud War History Lives on Through our Booklet

The Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust was delighted to recently publish the booklet; Victorian War Heritage – The Rich War History of Springvale War Cemetery and Springvale Botanical Cemetery.

Bunurong Memorial Park's Cremation Viewing Room Upgraded

The witness cremation viewing room at the Bunurong Memorial Park (BMP) crematorium was recently recently refurbished.

Artist’s trail winds its way to Bunurong Memorial Park

In early February this year, SMCT was excited to install two works from prominent Australian artists Greg Johns, At the centre (There is nothing) 2012 and Inge King, Jabaroo 1989 at Bunurong Memorial Park (BMP).

The Vanitas Experience at Melbourne General Cemetery

 “The whole experience unravelled layer upon layer of thought and emotion and challenged to immerse myself in experience, to the point that I was a part of the story.
I loved the final act of giving, a beautiful way to finish!”

SMCT receives Runner-Up award in the ‘Best Wellbeing Program’

SMCT staff Activate Health program resulted in a Runner-Up award in the ‘Best Wellbeing Program’ category at the 25th National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA) Awards

Sorrento Public Cemetery

On 12 December 2017, Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust was formally appointed to manage the Sorrento Public Cemetery.

Loved ones honoured at special Christmas Remembrance Service

Over 400 guests attended the 2017 Christmas Remembrance Service at Bunurong Memorial Park on 14 December.

SMCT 2017 Annual Meeting

Our Annual Meeting held at Springvale Botanical Cemetery within The Atrium on 11 December 2017.

Many voices, singing as one

The spirit of our first Christmas Carols on the Lawn echoed Brian Eno who said, “When you sing with a group of people, you learn how to subsume yourself into a group consciousness, because acapella singing is all about the immersion of the self into the community...[read more]

A special community service honours the lives of children

Over 500 guests attended the 2017 Children’s Christmas Remembrance Service held at Springvale Botanical Cemetery on 3 December.

Life - Summer Edition

This edition includes articles describing our activities and services that ensure we remain a constant advocate for the communities we serve, our people and our industry.

Springvale Botanical Cemetery’s Cremation Viewing Room Upgraded

In keeping with our commitment to provide beautiful spaces in which to honour and celebrate life, the family witness cremation viewing room at the Springvale Botanical Cemetery crematorium has recently been refurbished and upgraded.

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.