The Qingming festival, also known as Tomb-Sweeping Day in English (sometimes also called Chinese Memorial Day or Ancestors’ Day), is a tradition where families visit the tombs of their ancestors to clean the gravesites, pray to their ancestors and make ritual offerings.
Visit Macquarie Park Reception during office hours on Thursday 1 April and Saturday 3 April to receive a complimentary Northern Cemeteries bag*.
Burning bins will be available for our families to recognise their ancestors from Thursday 1 April – Monday 5 April, and will be located in the following areas: Traditional Monumental, Chinese Section, Casuarina Grove, Garden of Eternity, K Chinese, Sakura Gardens, and Waratah Gardens. Please take care when handling burning bins as they may still be hot from previous use.
Easter Office Hours
- Holy Thursday 1st April – 8am to 4pm
- Good Friday 2nd April – Closed
- Easter Saturday 3rd April – 9am to 4pm
- Easter Sunday 4th April – Closed
- Easter Monday 5th April – Closed
- Tuesday 6th April onwards – Normal Office Hours Resume
Cemetery Gate Hours Change
Please note that the Gate Hours for all Northern Cemeteries sites will change to the non daylight saving times of 6am – 6pm starting from Easter Sunday 4th April onwards.
*Subject to availability.