Rookwood Tour Day

The Rookwood Tour Day invites the community to explore Australia’s most iconic cemetery, through a variety of unique tours.

Date: Saturday 11 May

Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm

Location: Village Green, Hawthorne Avenue, Rookwood Cemetery. Map can be viewed here.

Our upcoming tour day will provide a way for visitors to experience what Rookwood has to offer, including its vast landscape, culturally specific gardens, heritage buildings and memorials.

Tour Program

Rookwood Heritage Tour 1, with Friends of Rookwood - 10.00am and 12.00pm

This tour will visit some significant graves, including the man who saved the life of the Duke of Edinburgh, Peter Dodds McCormick who composed Australia’s National Anthem, Bea Miles and the extravagant Fraser Mausoleum.

Rookwood Heritage Tour 2, with Friends of Rookwood - 11.00am and 1.00pm

This tour encompasses St. Andrews Cathedral, the handsome Robert Hancock and the Hordern family, just to name a few.

Rookwood Landmark Tour, with Rookwood General Cemetery - 10.00am and 1.00pm

Rookwood’s landmarks showcase the history and culture of the cemetery, including the historic footings of Mortuary Station Number 1, one of the original cemetery offices, the Circle of Love memorial to children, the holocaust memorial, the Greek Church, the Chapel and Mausoleum of Eternal Rest, along with a number of notable gravesites.


To secure your spot for the above tours, please email or call on 02 8575 8100.


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

02 8575 8100


Mon - Fri: 07:30AM - 17:00PM
Sat & Sun: 09:00AM - 15:00PM

Public Holidays: contact office for opening hours 


Summer: 06:00AM - 21:00PM
Winter: 06:00AM - 18:00PM