21 February 2024

The Allan Labor Government is supporting upgrades to public cemeteries across Victoria, with more than $700,000 in grants delivered to cemetery trusts to upgrade and maintain these important facilities.

Member for Ripon Martha Haylett today announced the Wedderburn Cemetery Trust has received a $1000 grant under the 2023-24 Cemetery Grants Program.

Wedderburn is among 48 cemetery trusts across the state sharing in this grant round. The grants support cemeteries with upgrades and costs relating to infrastructure, facilities, maintenance, equipment and training.

Victoria’s cemeteries are important community spaces, where people can reflect on the past and remember those no longer with them.

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

The latest funding round will help support the long-term future of Wedderburn and ensure the cemetery has the modern facilities the community deserve.

Grant rounds are awarded twice each year, with applications for the current round closing on 31 March.

A selection panel assess each application against the assessment criteria. Notification of the outcome of applications will be provided to the applicable trusts following completion of the assessment process.

For more information and to apply, visit

Quote attributable to Member for Ripon Martha Haylett

“The Wedderburn Cemetery Trust plays an important role in our local community – this grant will provide their hardworking members with an opportunity to deliver much-needed upgrades.”

Quote attributable to Minister for Health Mary-Anne Thomas

“Providing Victorians with peaceful places to visit and honour loved ones who have died makes these grants all the more important.”