Wollong City Memorial Gardens

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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 is 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 in Wollongong Cemetery, but are not able to identify the actual site can now place a special 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 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 cemetery.

Wollongong Cemetery Location Map


Wollongong Cemetery Site Layout

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Wollongong Cemetery Map [PDF, 43k]

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