Sorrento Public Cemetery

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

Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust - Sorrento Public Cemetery

SMCT is proud to now have nine cemeteries within its care and management.

SMCT are currently working through a transition period with the SPC management team, with a full handover of operations expected to be effective 1 March 2018.

Established circa 1886, SPC has an entrenched and valuable heritage that is balanced with a commitment to meet the 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.

SMCT is committed to ensuring that SPC operations continue with the same compassion, empathy, dedication of purpose and pride as the existing sites within our care.

Public Notice - Proposed name change


The Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust is seeking community feedback for the proposal to rename ‘Sorrento Public Cemetery’ as ‘Sorrento Community Cemetery’.

All feedback may be directed to William Babington on (03) 8558 8278 or email: prior to Wednesday 20 June 2018.