We are passionate about sharing the historic Rookwood Cemetery with the community. We do this by hosting commemorative events, history events, art events and workshops and open days.
History Talks and Tours
The next tour is scheduled for 14 May.
Journey back 150 years with a Rookwood Cemetery Walking Tour. Visitors will discover some fascinating cemetery history and visit significant areas and notable graves.
Stonemason Carving Competition
1 April - 31 May 2021 (Exhibition extended!)
Set within the picturesque gardens of the cemetery, visitors will be invited to view and appreciate the unique hand carving skills of NSW’s stonemasons. Rookwood General Cemetery (RGC) presents this inaugural Stonemason Carving Competition.
Unveiling: David Jones monument
Join us as we celebrate the contributions of David Jones, retail pioneer and philanthropist.
We'll be unveiling the significant heritage conservation work completed on the David Jones family monument.
HIDDEN Rookwood Sculptures 2021
4 September - 4 October 2021
HIDDEN Rookwood Sculptures is an outdoor sculpture exhibition that steps outside the notion of mainstream galleries and typical outdoor sculpture exhibitions to showcase Rookwood as Australia's most multicultural site.