Types of Burial Services

You can hold a Burial Service almost wherever you like. The location could be: a chapel at the cemetery; by the graveside; in a church; at home; at a park; or in another location. Often people like to hold a funeral service first, then a smaller graveside ceremony with close friends and family.

Natural Burials

There are two cemeteries which offer natural burial options in the Sydney and Illawarra region: Kemp’s Creek Cemetery (Greater Sydney) and Shoalhaven Memorial Gardens & Lawn Cemetery (Wollongong/Shoalhaven).

A natural burial involves clothing the body in biodegradable clothing, and avoiding the use of chemicals in preparing the body. There are no individual headstones, but some natural burial grounds provide the family with the GPS coordinates of the body and have a central commemmorative memorial recording the names of those buried there.

Cemeteries with Burial Options

Wollongong and Shoalhaven cemeteries with burial options include: Helensburgh Cemetery, Kembla Grange Cemetery, Berry Cemetery, Cambewarra Cemetery, Conjola Cemetery, Kangaroo Valley Cemetery, Nowra Cemetery, Sandridge General Cemetery, Sandridge Lawn Cemetery, and Shoalhaven Lawn Cemetery.

Greater Sydney region cemeteries include: Rookwood, Northern Suburbs, Macquarie Park, Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, Woronora Memorial Park, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Waverley, Pinegrove, Riverstone, Field of Mars, Liverpool, Castlebrook Memorial Park, Frenchs Forest Bushland cemetery and Gore Hill.


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