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Important Community Notice

Last updated 4.30pm, 8 November 2021

The health and safety of our community and staff is our top priority and we thank you for working with us during these difficult times.

Current Public Health Order

NSW Health Public Health Orders

  • It is your responsibility to check the provisions in the Public Health Order before visiting Rookwood to ensure you are adhering to the requirements.
  • For the latest COVID-19 information from Service NSW please click here.

Attending a Funeral

  • Funerals are permitted with a no person limit for attendees who are fully vaccinated.  If any attendees are not fully vaccinated, numbers are restricted to a maximum of 10 people.
  • Please refer to Venue Capacities below for further information about Chapel and Function Rooms
  • Canopies, chairs and water are offered at all services.

Visiting the Grave of a Loved One

  • An uncapped number of people who are fully vaccinated can participate in an outdoor gathering. If any attendees are not fully vaccinated, numbers are restricted to a maximum of 2 people.
  • Private memorial services at graveside no longer need to be pre-booked with RGC.

Access to Rookwood Cemetery

  • All three entrances to Rookwood are now open – Sheehy Ave, East Street and Weeroona Road
  • All visitors are required to check in using the Service NSW QR Code.
  • There are 2 ways to show proof of vaccination:
    • Your COVID-19 digital certificate which shows proof of only your COVID-19 vaccinations.
    • Your immunisation history statement which lists your COVID-19 vaccinations and all other vaccinations.
  • Masks are compulsory in all indoor non-residential settings.
  • Social distancing is still required.
  • Security are patrolling the cemetery on a daily basis and will be referring breaches/non-compliance of the Public Health Orders to the Police.

RGC Office

  • Burial and cremation services continue to be offered 7 days per week.
  • The office remains closed for face-to-face general enquiries, with Client Services representatives available via phone on weekdays (7.30am - 4.00pm), Saturdays (9.00am – 1.00pm), and Sundays (9.00am – 3.00pm). 
  • We no longer accept 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.

Venue Capacities

  • Chapel and Function Venue numbers for fully vaccinated attendees:

Chapel Venues Max. Capacity due to COVID-19

  All Souls

42 people inside, 40 outside on landing (top of stairs) and unlimited dispersed throughout the immediate surrounding area of venue including the open space directly across the road.

  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: 148.

Maximum of 68 guests inside the room and the remainder will need to be outside in the Courtyard & Veranda area. 

  Topaz Room + Emerald Courtyard

Min. booking: 30. Max capacity: 99.

Maximum of 34 guests inside the room and the remainder will be outside in the veranda area surrounding the room.

  Amber Room + Veranda

Min. booking: 20 (30 on weekends). Max capacity: 49. 

Maximum of 34 guests inside the room and the remainder will be outside in the veranda area surrounding the room. 


  • When booking a function room/chapel, please confirm seating capacity based on your event.
  • At the moment singing is not permitted during any service and you must be seated if eating and drinking.

RGC Memorials

Please be advised any orders from suppliers are encountering delays due to quarantine periods in customs and we apologise any inconvenience caused.

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