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For regular updates on COVID-19, please refer to the Department of Health and Human Services website or freecall 1800 675 398.

27 March 2020

As per our 25 March 2020 update, measures are in place to limit the attendance at funerals to ten people.

Following new advice from the Department of Health and Human Services, the maximum of 10 persons applies to mourners, and excludes persons necessary to conduct or faciliate the funeral, such as celebrants, Funeral Directors and Trust staff. 

All other information remains unchanged from our 25 March update below. 

Please do not hesitate to contact our office for further information.

25 March 2020

New measures announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on 24 March limit attendance at funerals to ten people. These restrictions are designed to mitigate the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

"If we're going to control community transmission we have to stop the capacity of this virus from spreading from person to person," he said.

Attendance at funerals

All funerals scheduled to take place from 26 March 2020 onwards will be subject to a limit of 10 people per funeral.

The limit of 10 people includes mourners, funeral directors and celebrants.

If you are wishing to attend a funeral, please ensure you have consulted with the family or funeral director to ensure that you are able to do so. Also, if you are unwell or have been near someone you know to have become sick, please STAY HOME and seek medical advice.

Please comply with any instructions provided by funeral directors or our staff.

Visiting the Cemetery

We recognize that visiting our Cemetery and your loved ones is important, though we ask that you strongly consider the information and advice which our Government is communicating.

  • STAY HOME if you feel sick or you have been near someone you know to have become sick and seek medical advice.
  • Limit your time at the Cemetery.
  • Do not gather in groups.
  • At all times, ensure you maintain a minimal 1.5 metre distance and avoid physical contact between you and other people.

Please limit contact with our staff here at the Cemetery unless absolutely necessary. If you require assistance, our office can assist you on 9432 1963 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please respect the measures being set out by our Federal and State Governments and take every precaution to help flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19.

24 March 2020

The Eltham Cemetery is working with information and advice from the Department of Health and Human Services, adapting our procedures to ensure we can continue to deliver services with the health and wellbeing of our employees, community, and industry partners being our priority.

During this time, we are encouraging families to contact our office via phone, email or through our website.

We are minimising, however not ceasing, face to face appointments. If you are attending a face to face meeting, we ask that you respect social distancing principles.

If you are in the process of arranging a funeral to be held at the Eltham Cemetery, we are in regular contact with your funeral director.

This information was originally published by our industry partners at the Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust:

We understand that under current circumstances it is even more difficult than usual to attend a funeral service.

In order to comply with current guidelines on social distancing from the state government please:

  • Most importantly, STAY home if you feel sick or you have been near someone you know to have become sick.
  • When attending the Eltham Cemetery for a funeral service or to visit a loved one, ensure you maintain a 1.5 metre distance between you and other people at all times.
  • When greeting someone please do so either with a wave, a nod, or some other form of non-contact salutation.

For hygiene purposes please:

  • Wash your hands as often as possible with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds and thoroughly dry them with paper towel or a hand dryer.
  • Try not to touch your face
  • If you need to cough or sneeze, do so into a tissue or into your sleeve.
  • Bring alcohol-based hand sanitiser and use it liberally.