Waverley Cemetery is an iconic, heritage site, and Waverley Council has been working hard to ensure it can be preserved. Over the past 18 months we’ve completed a comprehensive review of the condition of the Cemetery infrastructure.
In September 2018, Waverley Council endorsed the Waverley Cemetery Masterplan, which sets the vision and framework for how the cemetery will meet the present and future needs of the surrounding communities. It aims to encourage and strengthen the sense of the place, and to enrich the heritage significance of the site.
Right of Burial Certificates for allotments at Waverley Cemetery Notice in the Gazette in Sydney Morning Herald this week
We are receiving a lot of enquiries from people interested in knowing more about a recent listing of names that appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald and NSW Government Gazette this week.
All the names that are listed have bought Right of Burial Licenses at Waverley Cemetery between 1877-1991. Most of the allotments sold had 25 year or 50 year tenure periods. In that time period nobody was buried in the allotment and now the tenure is expired. The person that purchased them have also not kept their contact details updated with the cemetery. That is why we are reaching out via the newspaper to try to contact the people listed, their heirs or dependents to give them the first opportunity to renew. To see the full list of names please take a look at https://gazette.legislation.nsw.gov.au/so/download.w3p?id=Gazette_2019_2019-58.pdf.
Did you know we have burial plots available at Waverley and South Head General Cemeteries?
Waverley and South Head General Cemeteries are state heritage listed cemeteries in an iconic location in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs. We are also one of Sydney's oldest continually operating funeral suppliers, caring for families since 1877.
With our picturesque location at Bronte and significant sculptural quality monuments and memorials, Waverley Cemetery is a popular choice when selecting a resting place or commemorating the life of a loved family member.
We provide a wide range of products and services, including the sale of Burial Licences in graves and memorial gardens, traditional coffin burial, ash interments, on-site open air funerals, basic care maintenance plans, advice on headstones and other associated items.
Importantly, the income from the sale of all of our goods and services enables us to maintain and preserve our spectacular monuments and structures for the future.
We pride ourselves on our high quality service to those who need us as they experience loss, bereavement and grief.
What is iCemetery?
iCemetery is a free, user friendly tool that provides a fast and easy way to find loved ones buried in Waverley and South Head General Cemetery’s.
What does iCemetery do?
Using your GPS location, the app will map out where you are and guide you to the gravesite you are searching for, just enter in the name - surnames and first name and it will search for a match.
What is the benefit of iCemetery?
Waverley and South Head Cemeteries grounds span over 40 acres, with over 60,000 burial plots, so we know this app will be a valuable improvement to our customer experience delivery, especially because it’s available 24/7, 365 days a year.