Other Cemetery Services
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.
- Before you begin: Download information to Update or Transfer Perpetual Interment Right
- Download Application to Update or Transfer Perpetual Interment Right
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.
or call us on: (02) 8575 8100