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The Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust was formed on 1 March 2010 under the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2003.
It is responsible for the administration of the following cemeteries within its region:
- Brighton General Cemetery
- Bunurong Memorial Park
- Cheltenham Memorial Park
- Cheltenham Pioneer Cemetery
- Dandenong Community Cemetery
- Melbourne General Cemetery
- Springvale Botanical Cemetery, and
- St. Kilda Cemetery.
Under the provisions of the Cemeteries Acts, trustees of public cemeteries are appointed by the Governor-in-Council. The trustees are responsible for the administration and maintenance of the cemetery, the collection of fees and expenditure of revenue (for e.g. grants, subsidies received) the registration of burials and cremations, the making of rules and regulations and determining the scale of fees.