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7 August 2020

Stage 4 restrictions are in effect across Metropolitan Melbourne effective 2 August 2020. The Eltham Cemetery is located within the Shire of Nillumbik, part of Metropolitan Melbourne. 

Face coverings and masks

All persons must wear a protective face covering or mask whilst visting the Cemetery grounds, including anyone attending a funeral service. 

Funerals and Interment Services

Funerals and interment services at the Eltham Cemetery may be attended by a maximum of 10 persons, excluding funeral directors, celebrants or officiants and our staff. Social distancing protocols must continue to be observed. You are permitted to attend the funeral if you are more than 5kms from the Cemetery. 

If you are wishing to attend a funeral or interment service, you must consult with the family or funeral director to ensure that you are able to do so. 

Those attending must identify themselves to funeral directors or our staff and will be required to provide their name and contact information, in accordance with directives from the Department of Health.

Visiting the Cemetery

With exception of attendence at a funeral, under Stage 4 directives travel beyond a 5km radius from your residence is restricted. This unfortuantely may preclude you from visiting the cemetery and we encourage you to consider alternative means of rememberance and reflection during this time. We recognise the importance of visiting your loved ones, and acknowledge the added difficulties these restrictions pose. We look forward to welcoming you back to our grounds, when it is safe to do so. 

Vehicular access to the Cemetery grounds will not avaliable on weekends whilst the Stage 4 restrictions are in effect, except for scheduled funerals. 

In the event that you are attending the grounds, you may only do so between 5am - 8pm. You should not attend the grounds during curfew hours. Please refrain from using public seating and water fountains. Further, when on the grounds, you must comply with any instructions provided by funeral directors and cemetery staff. 

We ask that you continue to limit contact with our staff on the cemetery grounds unless necessary. If you require assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our office