TOURS ARE BACK SUNDAY JULY 5TH, 2020.

We will still be following Covid-19 social distancing but we are back!!

About Us

The Friends of Rookwood is a community based organisation. We are passionately interested in the restoration of one of the best surviving examples of a Victorian gardenesque cemetery in the world and the largest cemetery in the Southern Hemisphere. Approximately 1 million people have their final resting place within the boundaries of it's almost 300 hectares.

Our aims are to promote the interests of Rookwood Necropolis, raise public awareness of the social, cultural and historical aspects of Rookwood Necropolis and cemeteries in general, and to raise funds and provide financial assistance for special projects within Rookwood Necropolis.

The Friends of Rookwood provide funds towards restoration projects within the cemetery.

MEMBERSHIP of FRIENDS OF ROOKWOOD INC.

Financial membership annual fees for Friends of Rookwood is $20.00 for an individual, $25.00 for a household and $30.00 for a group or corporation.

Financial members are welcome to attend the regular Friends meetings, where guest speakers educate and entertain us with topics such as modern day embalming techniques, the graves under Sydney's Town Hall and resources for researching your ancestors.

There is a quarterly newsletter (R.I.P. - Rookwood in Profile) containing information on upcoming events, news and special features relevant to cemetery history or development.

Members also enjoy discounts on tours, access to non-public areas of the cemetery and the opportunity to work alongside others to maintain and improve Sydney's famous cemetery.

Contact Julie Rusten on 0419 986 589 or Loraine Punch on 0414 507 987 or you can email us at friends_of_rookwood@hotmail.com for details.

o    The objects of the Association are to advance for the benefit of the community the purposes of the Necropolis at Rookwood by such means as the Committee with the consent of the Rookwood Necropolis Land Manager may determine including, but not limited to:

(a)    To promote the interests of Rookwood Necropolis.

(b)    To arouse public awareness of the social, historical, and cultural aspects of Rookwood Necropolis and of cemeteries in general.

(c)    To raise funds and provide voluntary assistance for special projects within Rookwood Necropolis.

(2)    The objects may be pursued in the manner approved by the Committee including, but not limited to:

(a)    Conducting regular tours for the public and for special groups.

(b)    Conducting educational programmes for adults and children.

(c)    Organising groups of voluntary workers.

(d)    Conducting fund raising activities.