The Wollongong Cemetery is one of the oldest places of interment within the City - its records 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.There are no graves available at Wollongong Cemetery. The only burials permitted are for families with existing ownership (conditions apply).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 are not able to identify the actual site can place a bronze plaque in the Stillborn Memorial Garden to commemorate their baby.
A commemorative service for all babies buried in the cemetery is held on the 3rd Thursday in September as a mark of respect and recognition.