Rookwood Cemetery – Directions, Fees & Key Details

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This guide offers a comprehensive overview of Rookwood Cemetery, including burial and cremation memorial options, fees, and funeral facilities and amenities.

To compare Rookwood Cemetery to other cemeteries in Sydney, see our Sydney Cemeteries Guide. For more general information, including the price or cost of burial plots in Sydney, see our guide to Finding a Cemetery in Australia, and our Guide to Burial Plots in Australia. For information on cremations, see our guide to Sydney Crematoriums and Cremation Services.


Rookwood Cemetery in Sydney has operated since 1867 and is Australia’s largest working cemetery. It is managed by the Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Land Manager (Rookwood General Cemetery).

Contact Details / Hours

Office Hours

Mon – Fri: 7am – 4pm
Sat: 9am – 1pm (via phone only)
Sun: 9am – 3pm (via phone only)


Rookwood Cemetery is located approximately 30 minutes west of Sydney, NSW.
The main office is located on Hawthorne Avenue (north). Download a printable map

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Burial Options

Rookwood General Cemetery offers different burial types, ash interment and cremation options:

  • Ash Burial
  • Ash Niche Walls (Outdoor)
  • Ash Niches (Mausoleum)
  • Monumental Burials
  • Lawn Burials
  • Crypts
  • Vaults

Rookwood General Cemetery offers non-denominational and religious services, specialising in:

  • Armenian
  • Assyrian
  • Catholic
  • Chinese
  • Christian
  • Coptic & Syrian
  • Druze
  • Estonian
  • Greek
  • Islamic
  • Jewish
  • Lutheran
  • Macedonian
  • Mandaean
  • Maori
  • Methodist
  • Orthodox
  • Presbyterian
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Ukranian

Rookwood General Cemetery has made funerals more affordable by packaging hire of the All Souls venue to include the cost of cremation. A weekday service, including live-streaming and cremation costs $950.00

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Rookwood Cemetery Graves


As at the time of publication, Rookwood General Cemetery fees can be found here.


A beautiful and iconic location, Rookwood General Cemetery boasts several venues to suit the needs of you and your family.
Chapel and ceremonial venues accommodate 20 to 180 guests, offering intimate settings in which to farewell a loved one.
Function venues are also available for wakes and memorial services, with culturally specific menus offered to meet community needs.

Find out more:

Village Functions at Rookwood

Rookwood Cemetery has a function centre and on-site caterer to assist with funeral and memorial services.

Village Functions at Rookwood offers the following venues:

  • Amber Condolence Room (60 pax seated; 120 pax standing)
  • Topaz Condolence Room (60 pax seated; 150 pax standing)
  • Sapphire Condolence Room (120 pax seated; 300 pax standing)

Village Functions also offers catering for functions held at Rookwood Cemetery.

Village Flowers at Rookwood

Rookwood Cemetery has an on-site florist open 7 days, 7-3.30pm, to assist with funeral flowers.

Village Flowers at Rookwood is located at the corner of Memorial Avenue and Necropolis Drive.

Village Cafe at Rookwood

Rookwood Cemetery has an on-site cafe with outdoor dining and a playground for children. It is situated inside the cemetery’s Strathfield gates and is open every day from 7-3.30pm.

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Village at Rookwood

Funerals at Rookwood Cemetery

If you’re planning a funeral at Rookwood Cemetery, you may need help to find a funeral director.

Finding and comparing funeral directors is quick and easy:

  1. Go to
  2. Select Burial or Cremation
  3. Select the Type of Service you want
  4. Enter your postcode, or 2141 – Rookwood Cemetery’s postcode – and click “Compare”

Alternatively, you can go directly to our dedicated search page for Funeral Directors in Sydney.

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