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Wollongong Cemetery

Wollongong Cemetery is one of the oldest places of interment within our city. Records for this cemetery date back to the 1850s.

Wollongong Cemetery is the final resting place for many local dignitaries, including Lord Mayors of Wollongong and pioneer business leaders.

View a map of Wollongong Cemetery  PDF, 34.25 KB

Parking

On-street parking is available on roads surrounding the cemetery.

Public Transport

Wollongong Train Station is approximately 1.1km, or a 14 minute walk, from Wollongong Cemetery.

The cemetery is approximately 1.5km, or a 17 minute walk, from a number of bus stops in the Wollongong City Centre.

See the Transport for NSW website for train or bus trip planning details.

Moving through the site

  • There is pathway access to all areas of the cemetery
  • Due to the age of this cemetery, many of the pathways are narrow and may not be suitable for people in wheelchairs or those using mobility aids
  • Some parts of this site have uneven grassed and gravelled surfaces.

Toilets

  • Public toilets are available near the Swan Street entrance
  • There is no accessible toilet at this site.

Wollongong Cemetery is open:

  • 6am to 5.30pm during standard time
  • 6am to 7pm during daylight savings time.

Pedestrian access is available during daylight hours.

Memorials

Sadly many babies were buried in Wollongong Cemetery from the 1930s to the late 1960s without records kept of the location of the grave sites.

Parents who know that their baby is buried in Wollongong Cemetery but cannot identify the actual site can place a bronze plaque in the Stillborn Memorial Garden to commemorate their baby. Please contact us for details.

A commemorative service for all babies buried in the cemetery is held on the third Thursday in September as a mark of respect and recognition.

Burials

There are no graves available at Wollongong Cemetery.

The only burials permitted are for families with existing ownership. Conditions apply; please contact us to discuss burials at this cemetery.

Please see the Our Site Rules page for conditions that apply to people visiting or maintaining our cemeteries and gardens.