Over 300,000 burials have been made on the 43 hectare site. Amongst those interred here are explorers Burke and Wills, Prime Ministers Sir Robert Menzies, Sir John Gorton and James Scullin, Governor General Sir Isaac Isaacs, Governor Sir Charles Hotham, Bunurung Aboriginal Tribal Leader, Derrimut, and author Marcus Clarke.
Tours run on Monday the 31st October, 2016. A Special Children's Halloween Tour runs at 7.00pm. Other tours commence at 7.20pm, 7.35pm, 7.50pm, 8.05pm, 8.20pm, 8.35pm, 8.50pm, 9.05pm and 9.20pm.
What do I need to bring?
All participants must wear closed-toe walking shoes and bring a torch (for night tours). Marshals will refuse entry if footwear is not appropriate. Please wear sensible clothing for weather.
What are my parking options?
No parking is permitted in the cemetery during the Night Tours. Please park on College Crescent, Parkville.
Do I need to arrive before the tour or at the time listed on my ticket?
Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour leaves (i.e. 15 minutes before the time printed on your ticket) and visit the Marshal desk.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
For more information please call (03) 8558 8210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
What is the refund policy?
Refunds are not available and tours will go ahead regardless of weather.
What else is included?
Tea/coffee/water/cordial and biscuits are available before or after your tour.
Can SMCT change the time/date of tour?
Please SMCT reserves the right to change the time and/or date of the tour booked at its discretion.SMCT will provide notice of any change - so please ensure all of your details are correct at the time of booking.
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Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust
The Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT) is a community based, not-for-profit organisation, committed to serving the needs of our communities.
Formed in March 2010 under the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2003, SMCT is accountable to the Department of Health and administers Bunurong and Cheltenham Memorial Parks, Brighton General, Cheltenham Pioneer, Dandenong Community, Melbourne General, Springvale Botanical and St Kilda cemeteries
As a not-for-profit organisation, the Trust is responsible for the care and long term maintenance of these eight distinctive cemetery locations.
Over and above the funeral services we provide, we are committed to guiding families through the most important, long term decisions they will need to make when someone dies.
We also recognise our responsibilities as custodians of history.
Historic and iconic, the cemeteries and memorial parks within our care are beautiful, tranquil and distinctive destinations to honour and celebrate life.