Flags to fly to remember ANZAC Day heroes

“They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in t….

New Memorial Options

Based on customer demand over the past year, we have identified a number of gaps in our product offering and need some new Right of Interment (ROI) fe….

Celebrating Australian Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month is commemorated during the month of March, as the nation recogn….

Environmental Sustainability: A Key Focus For Geelong Cemeteries Trust

Geelong Cemeteries Trust, as an integral part of our community, understands the importanc….

History Alive Tours

The Geelong Cemeteries Trust is proud to once again present ….

Notice Of Annual Public Meeting

The Geelong Cemeteries Trust invites you to join our Annual Public Meeting on Friday 10 December 2021 at 12:00 noon, to be held….

Green Funerals

Did you know the Geelong Cemeteries Trust offer the option of Green Funerals? All burials and cremations have an impa….

Geelong’s First Pregnancy And Infant Loss Memorial Garden

Geelong’s first Pregnancy And Infant Loss Memorial Garden will be opened by Geelong Cemeteries Trust o….

Funerary Symbolism at Geelong Cemeteries Trust

You may have noticed special symbols and motifs found on headstones across cemeteries. Ever wondered what they mean? The monuments belong to different….

Eastern Cemetery Gate Lodge – Victorian Heritage Listed

Did you know that the Eastern Cemetery Gate Lodge is heritage listed? It was built in 1888-89 and is of architectural and….

Cemeteries ANZAC Day Flag Raising 2021 

The annual ANZAC Day flag raising at the Colac, Warncoort, Whoorel and Beeac Cemeteries will proceed this year, with Geelong Cemeteries Trust staff ra….

Funeral Live Streaming

Funeral Live Streaming A reminder that Geelong Cemeteries Trust provides the option to have funeral and ….

James Harrison Geelong Pioneer

Today, people might only recognise James Harrison from the bridge over the Barwon that was named in his honour; however there is much more to him than….

Geelong Cemeteries Trust Unveils New Function Space and Catering Service

Geelong Cemeteries Trust is delighted to unveil its new architecturally designed function room, complementing the existin….

Geelong Cemeteries Trust donates to Local Bereavement Charities

Geelong Cemeteries Trust is delighted to announce that three local bereavement charities were the recipients of a donation from funds gained through t….

History Alive Cemetery Tours

The Geelong Cemeteries Trust is proud to once again present History Alive Cemetery Tours. The hugely successful tours ….

Introducing Yaugher Cemetery, Forrest

Geelong Cemeteries Trust is pleased to welcome Yaugher Cemetery to the Trust. Yaugher Cemetery is located near Forrest, Victoria, and has been….

‘Geelong’s Past, Today’s Voices’ Podcast – Geelong Senior’s Festival

Geelong Cemeteries Trust and its History Alive! partner ….

A guest blog about grief by Jo Betz


Dying To Know Day with Anam Cara House Colac

Geelong Cemeteries Trust and Anam Cara House Colac were featured on OCR FM- 98.3/ 88.7 last month to discuss annual ….

Regional Victoria returns to Stage Three Restrictions

While the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis are continually evolving, our commitment to servicing our communities continues as much as we are able. We ar….

What easing of restrictions means for funerals

As of June 1st, social gathering restrictions in the state of Victoria were eased further by the State Government. Advice from the Departme….

Webcasting available for funerals

The Geelong Cemeteries Trust is proud to provide the option to have funeral and memorial services live streamed at our Geelong Crematorium Chapel. Thi….

Autumn Leaves Sculpture

The Geelong Cemeteries Trust (the Trust) are pleased to advise that our beautiful ‘Autumn leaves’ sculpture has been installed at the Gisborne Cemeter….

COVID-19 Update

This morning (30th March 2020) the Premier has confirmed that Victoria will be enforcing the restrictions recommended by ….

Cemeteries ANZAC Day flag raising cancelled

The upcoming annual ANZAC Day flag raising at the Colac, Warncoort, Whoorel and Beeac Cemeteries has been cancelled due to social gathering restrictio….

COVID-19 Information

The current government advice is, to minimise wherever possible, the number of face to face meetings/events. Please note that this advice is current a….

Lorne Cemetery Forest Memorial Walk

Introducing the Lorne Cemetery Forest Memorial Walk – a natural bush setting for cremation memorials ….

Geelong Cemeteries Trust Volunteer Opportunities

The Geelong Cemeteries Trust is seeking expressions of interest for volunteers for an Audit & Risk Independent Committee Member (based in Geelong)….

Geelong Cemeteries presents History Alive cemetery tours

The Geelong Cemeteries Trust are proud to present History Alive cemetery tours at the Queenscliff and Geelong Eastern Cemeteries. The History Alive To….

Geelong Eastern Cemetery commemorates 180 years with Mausoleum opening

Geelong Cemeteries Trust proudly celebrated the 180th anniversary of the first burial at Geelong’s Eastern Cemetery with the opening of the Stage Th….

Geelong Cemeteries Trust Delivers Services With Regulated Care

Geelong Cemeteries Trust would like to provide some insight into its operations in order to assist with community enquiries in response to the recent ….

Colac Cemetery Anzac Day Tradition

Colac Cemetery Anzac Day Tradition ….

History Alive QR Code Tours

Geelong Cemeteries Trust History Alive – Eastern Cemetery Self-Guided Tour For those who are unable to atten….

Third stage Mausoleum development

Third stage Mausoleum development  The Trust are pleased to advise that the construction of the third and final ….

Geelong cemeteries trust ceo reappointed as president of the australian cemeteries and crematoria association

Our past Chairman Lawrie Miller (left), our current Chairman Lynden Smith (right) along with our Trust Members, Management and staff would like to con….

Anzac day commemoration

ANZAC Day Commemorations Over 1000 Australian flags were placed at the known graves of Australian service men and women in the Colac Otway r….

Poisonous Mushrooms Growing In The Region

Poisonous Mushrooms Growing In The Region After all the wet weather we have experienced, you may see wild mushrooms popping up in some of ou….

Find out how we can assist you?

Geelong Cemeteries Trust prides itself on the high level of service we provide the Geelong, Bellarine, Queenscliff, Surf Coast and the Colac Otway re….

Geelong Cemeteries Trust History Alive Tour

The Geelong Cemeteries Trust have been conducting their History Alive Tour for over a year at the Geelong Eastern Cemetery and due to its popularity, ….

Geelong Cemeteries Trust proudly presents Barwon Cemeteries by Peter Mansfield

Historical Book Now Available The Geelong Cemeteries Trust is proud to present a unique historical non-fiction book written by historian Pet….

Geelong Cemeteries Trust Procedures For This Fire Season

Guidelines For Conducting Trust Operations In High Fire Risk Locations. Purpose of these guidelines These guidelines are produced ….

Geelong Cemeteries trust

Geelong Cemeteries Trust Administers Cemeteries Within The Geelong, Bellarine, Surf Coast And Colac Otway Region, As Well As Providing A Range Of ….