Flower and Ornament Policy

This guide is designed to ensure that all families can visit the cemeteries and reflect in a safe and orderly environment. The aim is to give families the ability to grieve but also enables Northern Cemeteries to meet its caretaker role in the management of the cemetery grounds.

As a general rule, Northern Cemeteries welcomes the limited placement of fresh tributes at burial and memorial sites. However the placement of glass vases or receptacles, ornaments, flags, photo frames, candles, toys or wind chimes in standard burial or memorial areas are not allowed in order to ensure safety for visitors and staff alike. Tributes should be placed within the provided receptacles (i.e. vases) where appropriate or within the built-in vases. Receptacles are available at collection points throughout the grounds.


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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 limiting indoor funeral services to a maximum of 20 mourners.

Outdoor Burials allow a maximum of 30 mourners, who must maintain a safe social distance from one another.

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.