NSW Cemeteries History

In 2012 the NSW Government announced an historic reform program to ensure burial needs are met now and into the future.

Northern Cemeteries is the amalgamation of the Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium TrustField of Mars Cemetery TrustFrenchs Forest Bushland Cemetery Reserve TrustGore Hill Memorial Cemetery Trust and in 2013, Sandgate Cemetery Trust.

The amalgamation of the trusts enables greater co-operation, achievement of operational efficiencies and provides accrued capital for acquisition of new burial lands to ensure:

  • That no faith is disadvantaged
  • That the immediate shortage of burial space in NSW is addressed
  • That burial needs for our future generations are met now and into the future
  • To establish accountable financial, governance and operational systems to ensure trust funds and assets are managed efficiently and transparently

Northern Cemeteries would like to inform you of the following measures and precautions we are putting in place in response to coronavirus.

Frequently Asked Questions

For the safety of families and the general public, we are adhering to the 1 person per 4 square metre rule at funeral services.

We offer excellent free web-casting facilities for all those who are unable to attend chapel services and can conduct enquiries over the phone where necessary.

The cemetery continues to be open 6am to 6pm 7 days a week.

Office hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm. Saturdays 9am to 4pm.

For all enquiries, please call our Customer Care team on 02 9805 0499.

Northern Cemeteries will continue to take all steps to care for our families and the community.