The Wollongong Cemetery is one of the oldest places of interment
within the city, its records date back to the 1850’s. Originally
positioned on the outskirts of a developing city, the cemetery
now part of the city limits. Wollongong Cemetery is the final
resting-place for many of the local dignitaries including lord
mayors of Wollongong
and pioneer business leaders.
Wollongong Cemetery is the preferred burial site for many Orthodox
religions including above-ground burials in crypt mausolea.
Many babies were buried in Wollongong Cemetery from the 1930’s
to the late 1960’s without records kept of the location
of the grave sites. Parents who know that the burial took place
Cemetery, but are not able to identify the actual site can now
place a special bronze plaque in the Stillborn Memorial Garden
their baby. A commemorative service for all babies buried in the
cemetery is held on the first Thursday in September each year.
Wollongong Cemetery is located on the corner of Kenny and Swan
streets Wollongong and is open to pedestrian access during daylight
hours. Vehicular access is restricted in Orthodox Portions of the
Wollongong Cemetery Location Map
Wollongong Cemetery Site Layout
View/Download Wollongong Cemetery Site Layout here:
Cemetery Map [PDF, 43k]