Annual General Meeting 2nd December 2021

The Ballarat General Cemeteries Trust is please to announce their Annual General Meeting will be held at 5 pm over zoom.

The link to Zoom is

Any items of General Business must be placed in the zoom chat during the meeting or can be forwarded to by 4 pm on the 2nd December 2021

Please find link here to the Agenda and Annual Report of Operations


Annual Report of Operations 



Thank you to our community who have social distanced to keep all of us safe.

Our team remain committed to providing a quality and compassionate service during these temporary adjustments. In response to the covid-19 pandemic, the way we deliver our services have changed to accommodate current health and safety requirements.

All of our services remain open and available. 

Click Here to understand what may have changed or please call us on 03 5332 1469

Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 website

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Our Cemeteries have remained open during the Pandemic and continue to remain open for our community to visit.

Funerals are limited to 500 mourners if all fully vaccinated.  If one or more mourner is not fully vaccinated the allowable mourners is 30 plus funeral and cemetery staff.

 The government has advised that all indoor spaces must have a density quoter of 1 person per 4 square metres.

Our chapel will cater for 30 people in the chapel and 15 people in the foyer according to the social distance rules.

You are required to wear masks when attending services at our cemeteries inside and attending our office.  Funerals outside masks are optional.

You are required to QR code check-in when attending all services at our cemeteries and if there are more than 30 mourners you must show your vaccination status.  If mourners are not fully vaccinated the number of mourners at a service is capped at 30.
We will have COVID check-in marshalls at all services to help you with the QR process and to ensure we meet government guidelines.

You are asked to social distance at all times.

Ballarat Cemeteries Searching for Families – End of Tenure

The Ballarat Cemeteries Trust advises that tenures for the memorials listed in the attachment have expired. The Trust is seeking any information that may assist us in locating the families of these people.  List of people

What is a Tenure?

Prior to the Cemeteries & Crematoria Act 2003, memorials for the placement ashes could only be arranged for a “limited tenure” of either 25 or 50 years.

Today, memorials can be arranged in perpetuity (permanent) with the vast majority of families choosing perpetuity to ensure there is a tribute for their loved one now and for future generations.

Existing memorials with a limited tenure can be converted to perpetuity.

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