01 March 2023

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering upgrades and maintenance to our public cemeteries, ensuring these important spaces where Victorians reflect and remember those no longer with us continue to be preserved.

Member for Ripon Martha Haylett today announced that six cemeteries across the Ripon electorate, will share in just over $60,000 in grants, which will be used to purchase equipment, conduct surveys and undertake works.

These cemeteries are among the 50 cemetery trusts across the state sharing in this round of grants. The grants make an important contribution to the cost of cemetery infrastructure, amenities, maintenance, equipment and training.

The Labor government in investing more than $600,000 in grants through the 2022-23 Cemetery Grants Program.

The grants program provides financial support to help cemeteries – many of which are volunteer-run – continue to function as peaceful and welcoming places of remembrance for the whole community.

The latest funding round will help secure the long-term future of these sites and provide them with the modern facilities expected by the community.

Grant rounds are awarded twice a year, with applications for the current round closing on 31 March.
For more information and to apply visit: health.vic.gov.au/cemeteries-and-crematoria.

Quote attributable to Member for Ripon Martha Haylett

“Providing our community with a peaceful place to see their loved ones is a meaningful way to preserve their
memory, and this funding will help provide this.”

“These cemeteries play an important role in our local community – these grants will provide them with the
opportunity to get much-needed upgrades.”