Rookwood Memorial Gardens and Crematorium was opened in 1925 and was the first crematorium in New South Wales. It was designed by Frank Bloomfield in the Mediterranean Tuscany Style. Rookwood Memorial Gardens and Crematorium is part of the Rookwood Necropolis located in Sydney’s West.

Rookwood Memorial Gardens and Crematorium is a place of history, beauty and tranquillity, where families from all around Sydney come to remember, commemorate and celebrate the lives of loved ones over many generations. It is a sacred place where people come to reflect and re-unite with their memories of family and friends.

Our picturesque gardens are maintained by the dedicated and skilful work of our staff. The landscaped gardens create peace and privacy, cherished by family and visitors.

We have three historic and charming chapels, each creating a unique and respected place to celebrate the life of a loved one.

Our Family Service Advisors are available to organise a time with you to tour our gardens and discuss the various memorial options available. Memorials are a way of remembering the unique statement of a person’s life.

They will also assist in searching our records for family and friends of older generations and help you locate their memorial.

Aerial view of main building at Rookwood Memorial Park

Rookwood Memorial Gardens and Crematorium offers a wide range of memorials, including many affordable options. Information on our product range is available. You can have peace of mind knowing the memorial you purchase today will be as beautiful tomorrow and in decades to come. The gardens are perpetually cared for by our specialist garden team. That is our commitment to service.

We understand memories are forever and we are dedicated to providing a sanctuary where thoughts can flourish in a tranquil environment – the simplicity of a rose garden, private Individual rockery, unique personalised granite circles, culturally designed CAM or the classic elegance of the polished granite wall niche where one’s cremated remains can be placed. We offer a wide variety of memorial options that will suit the families’ needs. We want to make sure your loved one is cared for now and into the future.

Our offices are open from:

Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday: Office is closed.