State Funeral Service for Sisto Malaspina

14 November 2018
State Funeral Service for Sisto Malaspina

A State Funeral will be held to celebrate the life of the late Sisto Malaspina

The State Funeral will be held on Tuesday 20 November 2018 at St Patrick’s Cathedral, East Melbourne at 10:30am.

Friends, family and members of the public who wish to join the celebration of Mr Malaspina's life are welcome to attend.

Sisto's family has asked all attending the service to wear something bright in honour of his flamboyance.

A large crowd of people is expected, so people are encouraged to use public transport as parking is limited.

Some road closures will be in place.

Cathedral access and service viewing

Doors to the cathedral will open at 9am with the service to commence at 10:30am.

It is recommend guests arrive no later than 10am and are seated by 10:15am.

Seating for members of the public inside the cathedral will be unallocated, however additional seating and viewing points will be available outside on the east side of the cathedral if the interior is full.


Paid street parking is available in the streets surrounding St Patrick’s Cathedral. However please keep in mind that road closures will be in place.

Road closures

Road closures will be in place from 8:30am until 1pm.

Gisborne Street south of Albert Street as well as Cathedral Place will be closed with detours via Lansdowne Street.


People with special mobility needs should contact 1300 366 356 before 3pm on Friday 16 November to arrange access to the Cathedral.

Auslan interpreters will be present.

Public transport options

St Patrick's Cathedral can be accessed via the following public transport:

  • Train to Parliament Station
  • Tram routes 11, 12 and 109 - exit at Stop 10 on Macarthur Street or Stop 11 at the corner of Albert and Gisborne Streets
  • Bus routes 302, 303, 304, 305, 309, 318, 350, 905, 906, 907, 908 – exit Eye and Ear Hospital stop or Australian Catholic University stops on Victoria Parade

To plan your journey use the PTV Journey Planner.


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