Jewish Cemetery Trust

Pre purchasing a plot

Options when purchasing a ‘RIGHT OF BURIAL’

A ‘Right of Burial’ is an exclusive right granted to the nominated person for a specific burial site (plot). Upon receipt of payment in full for the burial site, Rookwood Jewish Cemetery will issue a ‘Right of Burial’ certificate in favour of the nominee. Detailed below are two options to consider when reserving a plot. Each option has its own characteristics to suit different individuals, and are outlined as below.

Plots are available in the monumental and the lawn sections.

Monumental section


A monumental plot is a term used to describe a grave covered with granite, marble, concrete or some other material, and finish above ground level. Monuments vary from simple to ornate, whilst abiding by the Australian standards and guidelines in concert with the Rookwood Jewish Cemetery rules and regulations. Monuments are organized though a monumental mason of your choice. To obtain a list of monumental masons please follow this link stonemasons.

A plot in a monumental section includes:
- The Burial rights to a single plot of land

Lawn section - Section 26E


An alternative to a monumental plot is a lawn cemetery plot. These are, as the name suggests, graves covered by grass. Uniform in design, these imperial green headstones are organized directly through the lawn contracted monumental mason, Binstock and Sons Memorials Pty Ltd, or with our helpful office staff at Rookwood.

The Lawn section, unlike the monumental section, is sold as a package. This package includes:

- The Burial Rights to a single plot of land
- A standard imperial green granite headstone (pictured)
- 150 characters of inscription (English and Hebrew)
- Continual maintenance of the lawn
At no additional charge, the grave site will be maninatined by the Jewish Cemeteries employees.

Lawn Section 24A is now fully SOLD



Interment costs are separate the current cost for interment is $2,600. Please note this cannot be pre-paid and is only payable at time of passing.


Please contact the Rookwood Jewish Cemetery to discuss your personal arrangements



Click here to view fees and pricing

Click here to download a plot pre purchase form for the monumental or lawn section