Welcome to Bellbrae Cemetery
Like many public cemeteries, large and small, in the state of Victoria, the Bellbrae Cemetery is administered by a Cemetery Trust. The Trust consists of primarily of local community volunteers and are unpaid positions. Trusts operate cemeteries on behalf of the State Government who has overall responsibility for the operation, rules and regulations concerning cemeteries as they are generally located on Public (Crown) Land.
The Bellbrae Cemetery Trust currently has 10 Trust Members including a chairperson. The Trust meets regularly throughout the year. Items of business include correspondence, finance, sexton’s report, budgets and planning.
The Trust has a part time secretary. The Trust Members and the Secretary work together to ensure required tasks are carried out e.g. Forward planning, Cemetery development, Funeral Services and Grave digging, Grounds maintenance, overall Administration of the Trust and Public enquiries. The main source of income is from burials with the occasional government grant for special projects. Donations and bequests are occasionally received and always welcomed from our community, service clubs and individuals.
Trust Member vacancies are advertised in the local press when available and are for a period of five years.