About Rookwood

Steeped in history and reflecting the cultural diversity of wider Sydney, Rookwood Cemetery is a tranquil and fascinating place of historical significance, and considerable natural and built beauty.

With a total area similar in size to the Sydney CBD, Rookwood is the largest cemetery in the southern hemisphere and the largest Victorian cemetery in the world.

Having been established in 1867, today it is the final resting place for more than a million people.

Each year over 2,000 interments and commemorations are performed, representing the vast majority of religious and cultural groups throughout Sydney.

Watch a film on the history of Rookwood Cemetery.

About Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust

Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust (RGCRT) is custodian to two-thirds of Rookwood Cemetery – an area of 190 hectares. The remainder is managed by the Catholic Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (CMCT) and the Rookwood Memorial Gardens and Crematorium.

We were established in 2012 to unite the former Anglican, General, Independent, Jewish and Muslim Trusts that previously managed Rookwood.  With this in mind, we are passionate about equality for everyone who chooses Rookwood to farewell and remember loved ones.

Since the amalgamation, RGCRT has transformed into a stronger, more unified organisation – a process that will continue as we implement the requirements of the new Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013, under which we operate.

Our Purpose

Through commitment to family, community and heritage, we help our clients to celebrate the life and memories of a loved one.
 

Our Vision

To be the Cemetery of choice for our multicultural communities, by offering a complete range of innovative interment related services.
 

Our Values

Our three key values are:

  • We respect our stakeholders by delivering quality services that meet their different needs

  • We provide picturesque locations for families to reflect on the memory of a loved one
  • We remember our rich heritage and strive to maintain the historic Rookwood Cemetery

MAIN OFFICE

Hawthorne Ave, Rookwood NSW 2141 (north of Necropolis Drive) 
PO Box 291, Lidcombe, NSW 1825

(02) 8575 8100

info@rookwoodcemetery.com.au
hr@rookwoodcemetery.com.au

OFFICE HOURS

Mon - Fri: 7:30AM - 17:00PM
Sat & Sun: 09:00AM - 15:00PM
Public Holidays contact office for opening hours

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