A balcony that collapsed, killing two women during a Melbourne Christmas party, didn't meet safety requirements and was poorly maintained, a coroner has found.
Sarah Kajoba and Cheryl Taylor died after the balcony attached to a Doncaster East home gave way during an end of year Tupperware celebration in December 2017.
In findings released on Thursday, Coroner Paresa Spanos said the case highlighted the risk of complacency by owners and occupiers when it came to timber balconies.
The women had been at Christmas party thrown by their Tupperware sales directors Chris and Yvonne Nunn at their rented home in December 2017.
Cheryl Taylor (pictured right with daughter Melissa left), 59, died when a balcony collapsed at a Christmas party in north-east