Waverley Cemetery is proud to be the custodian of important Australian
history, but we are equally proud that we can continue our role as an
operational cemetery for the needs of Sydney.
The manager and staff are
constantly striving to ensure that the services and facilities made available
to our clients meet national standards and provide a lasting impression.
Open Air Services
Tranquil cemetery grounds enable a special open-air memorial or graveside
funeral service. Where possible, the immediate area around a grave is cleared to
accommodate generous funeral gatherings. Many families make the most of our
dramatic and unforgettable location by choosing a resting-place here. Our seaside
appeal adds a unique and memorable touch to funerals.
How do I arrange a funeral service?
Arranging a funeral service can be a difficult experience for many people,
due to just how much information needs to be gathered and the many decisions
that need to be made within a relatively short space of time. Here are a few
example of the most common questions many people have difficulty with, check
- What are your spouse's Mother's given and maiden names?
- What is her place and date of birth?
- If a relative was in the Military, what was the Branch of Service? Date
- Does your family member or friend already have a cemetery reservation?
- If so, who is the listed Legal Grantee of the Right of Burial
Certificate and is it current?
- Do you know where they keep the Right of Burial Certificate and letter?
- Was there any written direction for either burial or cremation?
These questions and more are required to complete the death registration
and burial order forms required by the cemetery and the Registry of Births
Deaths and Marriages.
Funeral and memorial service arrangements
The following detail is to assist those visiting the
cemeteries for funeral services. Weekday and Saturday morning funeral services
can be booked at Waverley and South Head General Cemeteries. Witnessing the
interment of ashes in either a grave or the Memorial Garden areas can be
arranged between 10am and 2pm weekdays. Staff are available at the Waverley
Cemetery office to assist with bookings, information, directions and sales.
Some families request that a funeral be held in private. To
respect their wishes, the Cemetery Office will not disclose information
relating to those funerals. Any inquiries should be directed to the relevant
For Funerals at Waverley Cemetery:
At Waverley, the cortege will arrive at the main gate on
the corner of St Thomas and Trafalgar Street, at the time shown on the
'Today's Services" listing which is posted on the notice board in the
Waiting Room by the Office by 9am.
Mourners should gather in Waiting Room alongside the Office until the corteges
arrive and then join the procession in the main drive. The funeral director
may ask you to sign an attendance book or card if you have not already done so
and then follow the procession to the gravesite.
If you arrive late and the cortege has left the Office,
please proceed directly to the gravesite as shown on the 'Today's Services'
listing. A cemetery plan is displayed in the Waiting Room and smaller copies
are available at the Office - and on this website - to assist you in finding
the correct section.
Funerals at South Head General Cemetery:
At South Head General Cemetery, mourners should gather at
the main north entrance gate at the top of Old South Head Road where they
should wait for the funeral cortege to arrive.
Some regular and occasional service providers to Waverley Cemetery.
We hope you find the following list useful when considering funeral
arrangements. This is not a definitive list, more a list of companies that
have conducted funeral services within the cemetery recently. Clients are
reminded that they may contact any reputable funeral director or funeral
service provider of their choice.
Walter Carter Funeral Directors
302 Oxford Street, Woollahra NSW 2022
Ph: 9389 3499
W N Bull Pty Ltd
164 King Street Newtown NSW
Ph: 9519 5344
172 Redfern Street
Redfern NSW 2016
Ph: 9698 2644
A O’Hare Funeral Directors
15 Norton Street
PH: 9569 1811
John Wheatley Funeral Services
108 Waldron Street
Chester Hill NSW 2162
Ph: 9743 7633
Hamilton Funeral Services
84A Old Pittwater Road
Brookvale NSW 2100
Ph: 9907 4888
574 Pacific Highway
Chatswood NSW 2067
Ph: 9413 1377
Group / Associated Operators
Wood Coffill Funerals
436 Anzac Parade
Kingsford NSW 2032
Ph: 9663 0408
T J Andrews Funeral Service
25 Enmore Road
Newtown NSW 2042
Ph: 9557 2873
Thomas Dixon Funerals
59 Enmore Road
Newtown NSW 2042
Ph: 9360 4102
Charles Kinsela Funerals
36-40 Darley Street
Mona Vale NSW
Ph: 9913 1700
White Lady Funerals
5-7 Denison Street
Bondi Junction NSW 2022
Ph: 9386 1912
354 Dowling Street
Ph: 9358 5781
Boland Funeral Homes
40 Brown Street
Ph: 9519 8272
Classic Funeral Coaches NSW
10 Kiparra Street
Pymble NSW 2073
Ph: 9499 6701