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 Trust.

Contact Details / Hours

Office Hours

Mon – Fri: 7am – 5pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 3pm


Rookwood Cemetery is located in Sydney’s western suburbs.

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Burial Options

Rookwood Cemetery offers 15 different burial types:

  • Lawn Burial
  • Monumental Burial
  • Chinese Lawn Burial
  • Chinese Monumental Burial
  • Orthodox Lawn Burial
  • Orthodox Monumental Burial
  • Catholic Lawn Burial
  • Catholic Monumental Burial
  • Jewish Burial
  • Islamic Burial
  • Pacific Islander Burial
  • Brethren Burial
  • Above Ground Crypt Burial
  • Above Ground Vault Burial
  • West Minster Crypt Burial

Ash Interment and Cremation Memorial Options

Rookwood Cemetery has a number of options for families interested in ash interment and/or cremation memorial, with personalised memorial plaques available to commemorate the deceased.

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Rookwood Cemetery Graves


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

Functions / Flowers / Cafe

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

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