SMCT Honoured to Now Serve Sorrento's Community

On 12 December 2017, Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT) was formally appointed to manage the Sorrento Cemetery (SC).

Sorrento Public Cemetery aerial view 2018

Work has commenced for a transition period with the SC management team, with a full handover of operations planned for 1 March 2018. A key achievement has been the transfer of all SC records onto the SMCT database in readiness for handover.

Established circa 1886, SC has a rich and valuable heritage that is balanced with a commitment to meeting the current and future needs of the community. Notable interments include Federal Senator John Button, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Victoria, Vin Heffernan, actor Sophie Heathcote and Dame Zara Bate, the wife of former Prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt. Local lore also describes Dame Nellie Melba, a frequent visitor to Sorrento, giving a concert performance at the cemetery to raise funds for a new fence!

SMCT thanks the previous Trust members for meeting the needs of their community and entrusting this historic cemetery to our management. We are proud to include SC as part of the nine cemeteries within our care. We are committed to ensuring that SC operations continue with the same compassion, empathy and dedication of purpose as always.

Sorrento Cemetery - 78 Normanby Rd, Sorrento, VIC

General enquiries: (03) 8523 1650
Grounds open: 8.30am – 4.00pm 7 days
Office hours: 8.30am – 4.00pm Monday to Friday