Sandgate Cemetery was opened in 1881 and has serviced the burial and cremation needs of Newcastle to this day. 

Sandgate Cemetery is now the resting place for over 600 Novocastrian war heroes who returned from World War 1. As well, there are over 230 graves where the memories of those that made the supreme sacrifice and are buried in foreign lands, have been memorialised by their family on headstones. Find out more

Sandgate Cemetery has over 85,000 interments, with some notable people including:

  • Stanley Carpenter DCM, footballer and soldier
  • Matthew Charlton, Leader of the Federal Opposition
  • Peter Connolly, politician
  • Alfred Goninan, founder of A Goninan & Co
  • Charles Crombie DSO, WWII pilot
  • Frank Hawkins, politician
  • Herb Narvo, footballer & boxer
  • Frank Purdue, politician
  • John Christian Reid, Mayor of Newcastle
  • Dave Sands (David Ritchie), Aboriginal Australian boxer
  • Arthur Selwyn, 1st Dean of Newcastle
  • Jack Stretch Anglican Bishop of Newcastle
  • Pat Walsh, rugby league and rugby union footballer
  • David Watkins Snr, politician