Explore the Past and Present at Macquarie Park Centenary Open Day!

On Saturday 5 November Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium is celebrating two incredible milestones – 100 years apart!

With its first burial in 1922, the park celebrates 100 years of caring for and serving the community in all its diversity. A century since then we are also excited to officially open a new Sanctuary for Remembrance – the Mausoleum of The Holy Way.

See Macquarie Park bring the past and present together on Saturday 5 November at our Centenary Open Day, where visitors can tour the new state of the art mausoleum, enjoy history displays and tours; stonemasonry and floral demonstrations; sustainable burial displays; coffin painting and vintage hearses, along with a range of food stalls, while exploring one of northern Sydney’s most beautiful memorial parks.

10.30am Mausoleum Opening/Blessing ceremony
11.30am All Souls Mass at the Mausoleum
10am to 3pm A great range of free activities including talks, tours, stalls, displays, food and more!

Centenary Open Day Activities

Talks: Death Doula | History Society | Sustainability | Cultural traditions

Displays: Rose pruning | Organist | Indigenous weaving | Grave digging | Stonemasons | History videos | History boards

Activities: Pony rides | Vintage hearses | Harley hearse | Lawn games | Coffin wraps | Playgrounds | Kids activity tent | Painting coffins | Complimentary scones

Enjoy a variety of interactive and information stalls. And why not join a guided walking tour visiting many graves of interest including our first burial, Henry Mashman? Bookings are recommended for walking tours, book your tour here.

Parking: Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium is easily accessible by public transport. Parking on the site will be limited in various areas on the day, it is recommended to arrive by public transport.

To find out more about Macquarie Park’s 100 year strong commitment, connection and contribution visit 100 Years of Caring.