Important Community Notice

Last updated 3.37pm, 15 February 2021

The health and safety of our community and staff is our top priority.

We want to thank you for assisting us in this challenging time. By following government restrictions and advice, you are keeping our community safe.

At Rookwood General Cemetery, we have been making changes to our services during COVID-19 to ensure we remain committed to keeping everyone safe while remembering the lives of their loved ones. As restrictions ease, we are adapting accordingly.

In accordance with NSW Government restrictions:

  • A maximum of 300 people may attend a funeral. Capacity must not exceed one attendee per 2 square metres. Children count towards the capacity limit. See below (live-streaming is available in the All Souls).
  • Funeral directors are required to record the names and telephone numbers of all persons attending a service.
  • Outdoor gatherings (not funerals) can have up to 50 people.

Ceremonial Venues

Max. Capacity due to COVID-19

All Souls

40 people inside, 30 outside

Chapel of Eternal Rest

30 people

Saint Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church

140 people

Beit Tephilla

6 people

Function venues

Max. Capacity due to COVID-19

Sapphire Room + Emerald Courtyard 

Min. booking: 60 Max. capacity: 145

 

Maximum of 68 guests inside the room and the remainder must be in the outside area.

Topaz Room + Emerald Courtyard

Min. booking: 30  Max. capacity: 95

 

Maximum of 34 guests inside the room and the remainder must be in the outside area.

 

Amber Room

Min. booking: 20 (weekdays) or 30 (weekends) Max. capacity: 45

 

Maximum of 34 guests inside the room and the remainder must be in the outside area.

Function venue capacities refer to standing room only. When booking the function place, please confirm seating capacity based on your event.

To assist the community we have implemented the following changes to our services:

  • AV facilities are available in the All Souls venue, which can be used for streaming services.
  • With many families are doing it tough during this time, we’re trying to ease some of the burden. We’ve reduced the price of hiring the All Souls ceremonial venue for funeral and memorial services. Weekday services are now $620. (Previously $950).
  • All chapels will be cleaned after each service, meeting rooms after each meeting, and offices at the end of each day.
  • We will no longer be accepting payment via cash for any of our services. Please assist us by making alternative arrangements, such as paying by credit card, direct deposit, or cheque.
  • Burial and cremation services will continue to be offered 7 days per week, however office hours have temporarily changed to 7.30am - 4.00pm. The office will be closed on weekends, with Client Services representatives available via phone on Saturdays (9.00am – 1.00pm) and Sundays (9.00am – 3.00pm).
  • When visiting the cemetery, please ensure that you do so in accordance with NSW Government restrictions and we urge you to follow advice regarding social distancing.