Rookwood Cemetery Information
Are you trying to find the address of Rookwood Cemetery? If you are trying to find out details for a funeral you are attending, you could try following the link below, which will allow you to search for a funeral by name or state and suburb.
However, if you are looking for general information, please read on.
Rookwood Cemetery opened in 1867 and is now the largest working cemetery in the Southern Hemisphere, and the world’s largest 19th century cemetery. It has become the final resting place for over 600,000 Australians.
Rookwood Cemetery is located in Sydney’s West, and covers more than 300 hectares, that’s the same size as Sydney’s CBD. This interesting cemetery, which contains a war memorial and memorial gardens for fallen soldiers, offers free education tours. It is also one of the stops for Sydney’s ghost tours!
Rookwood houses a modern crematorium and multiple chapels, and also houses over 80 religions and cultural groups including:-
Trust Cemeteries: -
Rookwood Memorial Gardens and Crematorium
Rookwood Anglican and General Cemetery Trust
The Anglican and General Cemetery Trusts are responsible for burial, care and maintenance of approximately one third of Rookwood cemetery. The communities the Anglican Trust look after include, the Anglican, Assyrian Christian, Serbian Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Macedonian Orthodox, Mandaen, Maori, Armenian and Christian faiths. The General Trust looks after the Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer, Indochinese, Hindu, Druze and Islamic Faiths. Other religions are buried with the four Denominational Trusts that manage the rest of Rookwood Cemetery.Their website (below) displays maps and also indicates they will soon have a grave search, which will be a valuable addition to the site.
Rookwood Independent Cemetery
Rookwood Independent Cemetery also incorporates the Frazer Mausoleum and the Mausoleum of Eternal Rest, various Orthodoxes (Greek, Russian, Antioch/Lebanese, Coptic and Syrian and Ukranian) and the Lutheran section.
The website (below) also includes a deceased search.
Friends of Rookwood Inc
P.O. Box 66