Conflict in the Middle East
Due to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas and the resulting impact on our community, we have developed an incident response plan to mitigate any threats that may arise across our memorial parks.
While we do not anticipate any immediate threats, we understand the ongoing conflict is upsetting for all parties involved, and our utmost priority is to ensure the safety of our stakeholders, visitors and employees.
We have been informed that the NSW Police Force have established a centralised command centre to assess potential threats and engage with relevant stakeholders. While the police do not possess any intelligence indicating likely threats, it is evident they are taking proactive measures to consider potential scenarios.
During this time, we ask that our stakeholders remain vigilant regarding any threat that is identified within our memorial parks. There is significant representation of both Jewish and Muslim community at some of our memorial parks.
If you identify any threats while visiting one of our parks, please report this to a member of staff who will escalate to management.
Drone use in the cemetery
The following activities are prohibited (As per section 9.5(2) of the 2016) unless the prior written approval of the Administrator is obtained:
- Operating any photographic or video device for commercial purposes
- Flying of drones or similar.
Any person who carries out these activities is committing an offence and will be penalised.
About Northern Cemeteries
Northern Cemeteries is a not-for-profit organisation that consists of five unique cemetery sites, four located on Sydney’s North Shore and Sandgate Cemetery located in Newcastle. Each location has its own distinct personality, catering to diverse communities with individual cultural, traditional and religious needs.
We provide funeral services including burial and cremation to all members of the community. Everyone that uses our services can enjoy the same level of care, quality and respect from our team.
Australia’s First Peoples
Northern Cemeteries acknowledges the unique status of Australia’s First Peoples as the original people of this land. We recognise their cultures, histories and ongoing relationship and obligations to the land and waterways. View the 2020-2025 engagement strategy