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Ensuring that everyone in the community has access to respectful dignified services and memorialisation.

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Visitor Weather Warning

Due to recent inclement weather, areas of our cemetery may be slippery and not to our usual standard. Lawn-mowing, topping up of graves, and general grounds upkeep are not as readily executed. We understand the inconvenience that these events are causing our families, communities and visitors. Please be assured that whilst contractors have been engaged to assist our staff with the clean-up, our priorities must remain with visitor safety, and providing quality funeral and memorial services to families. To ensure the safety of everyone on site some areas may be closed from time to time if they are identified as posing a greater risk and/or requiring extensive cleaning. 

We encourage you to remain cautious and postpone your visit where possible.

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.

Working together to limit the spread of COVID-19

As the current Covid situation continues to evolve, Northern Cemeteries is doing everything possible to limit disruption to services and keep our families,  employees and community safe.

Some staff are working remotely and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we resolve issues locally. If you are planning a funeral services, we urge you to engage with us as early as possible so that we can continue to deliver the best outcomes for families at their time of need.

As a reminder, we ask all visitors to our cemeteries site to ensure they comply with the current NSW Health Restrictions.  

  • For the safety of families, staff and the general public, we are asking that anyone who is feeling unwell to not attend funeral services

For further information about COVID-19 and the latest updates at Northern Cemeteries click here.

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.

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