Other Cemetery Services

Care Options 

Rookwood General Cemetery endeavours to keep Rookwood presentable at all times. We also provide a Special Care and One off Care Service for families that would like additional maintenance carried out on their loved ones allotment.

 

Care options include:

One off Care – Includes both our General Grounds and Maintenance and Special Care Maintenance Options.

Special Care – Incorporates General Grounds and Maintenance, also includes the washing-down of the monument and the removal of acidic tree and bird-droppings. This service is carried out twice a month for a period of 12 months. 

 

Transfer of Ownership

A Grantee is the person who holds the Interment Right (or licence) to an allotment within a cemetery. If the Grantee is deceased, authority needs to be transferred to a living recipient.

It is important to keep all licenses and interment rights up-to-date to comply with legal and operational requirements. When the need arises we can assist within transferring ownership of an interment right.

 

Exhumation

We understand that sometimes families may wish to repatriate a family member that is currently interred at Rookwood. Likewise, occasionally there are legal reasons that require a deceased to be moved to another location.

As a result, we offer an exhumation service, whereby a grave can be re-opened and the remains removed or transferred to another site. The service can only occur with the approval of the NSW Department of Health.  As a first contact, please engage your preferred Funeral Director who will liaise with us directly.

With a skilled Burial Team onsite that is trained in the area of exhumation, we also offer exhumation services to other cemeteries.

Get In Touch

or call us on: (02) 8575 8100

 

MAIN OFFICE

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

02 8575 8100

OFFICE HOURS

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

Public Holidays: contact office for opening hours 

GATE HOURS

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

 

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