GMCT IMG 2480THThe image to the left is of a public notice seen recently in major Victorian newpapers. Click on the image to open it full size.

It seems to be part of the Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (GMCT) Tenure Program that is an important part of the organisation’s commitment to sustainability. The purpose of the Tenure Program is to identify long-term unused graves in order to maximise available burial space and provide for the community into the future.

Over the history of GMCT’s 18 cemeteries and memorial parks, many graves have been purchased ahead of time, but never used. This may be because the owner has moved overseas or interstate, or has chosen a burial site elsewhere. There are also many instances where the owner of the grave has passed away and their family simply didn’t know they had pre-purchased a grave site and therefore made other arrangements.

GMCT is committed to working with families, local communities and Right of Interment holders to ensure our services and products meet community needs and expectations.

We are focused on providing exceptional customer care through living our values of respect, compassion, integrity and sustainability, and through innovative systems, processes and services.

Our services are conducted with the utmost respect and dignity and meet the highest standards of government regulation and industry best practice.

You can find more information on the GMCT Tenure webpage.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see PDF copies of public notices listing affect burial rights.