Forthcoming changes to the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2003
The Cemeteries and Crematoria Amendment Bill 2021 was passed by both houses of Parliament and received Royal Assent on 18 May 2021. More information is available on the cemeteries legislation webpage.
Keeping records of funeral attendees
Where a funeral is held within a venue in a public cemetery (for example a place of reflection or chapel), the cemetery trust will need to keep a record of attendees using the Victorian Government QR Code Service. A step-by-step guide on how to use the QR Code Service is available on the QR Code Service webpage.
If a cemetery trust cannot access a QR Code for any reason, it will need to manually record the first name and phone number of attendees and discard those records 28 days after the funeral. More information is available on the Record Keeping webpage.
Note: Trusts do not need to keep records of general cemetery visitors who are not attending a funeral in a venue operated by the trust.