Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Waverley Cemetery is a serene, sombre reminder that life is to be enjoyed while you can.

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Getting There

From the city Darley Road runs along the south edge of Centennial Park and becomes MacPherson Street where you can turn onto St Thomas Street.The cemetery is bordered by Boundary Street, Trafalgar Street and St Thomas Street on three sides with the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk and the ocean on the eastern side.

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Waverley Cemetery Map

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Limited street parking is available on the streets bordering the cemetery. Proximity to the Coastal Walk and Bronte Beach means it can be busy on weekends and public holidays.


Historic Tours

The cemetery staff sometimes run history tours on a Saturday. Schedule can vary so contact them on:
Ph: (02) 9665 4938  Fax: (02) 9665 4785
E-mail: cemetery@waverley.nsw.gov.au
Income from these tours helps maintain the grounds of the cemetery which does not recieve government funding.

Bondi To Coogee Walk

Starting at the south end of Bondi Beach, See what all the fuss is about with Sydney’s most famous coastal walk. Read more

Famous Graves

Poets Henry Lawson and Henry Kendell are both buried here. As is Jules Archibald, founder of the Bulletin and benefactor of the Archibald Prize

Unique Perspective

Wandering the rows of historic plots with the incredible backdrop of the Pacific Ocean is a unique experience that everyone should try at least once.

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  • Food

    Head north along the Coastal Walk towards Bronte Beach where there are numerous cafes along Bronte road. (Approx 10 minutes).
    South past Gordon’s Bay will take you to Coogee where there are plenty of takeaways and kiosks (30 minutes).

  • Rubbish Bins

    There are bins along the coastal track.

  • Toilets

    There are toilets on the corner of St Thomas and Trafalgar streets in the northwest corner of the Cemetery. They are open Mon-Sat till 4pm. Otherwise there are toilets at Bronte Beach.

  • Can I take my dog?

    Dogs are permitted onleash along the Coastal Walk but not in the Cemetery

  • I want to be buried here (when I die).

    Contact the cemetery office on:
    Ph: (02) 9665 4938  Fax: (02) 9665 4785
    E-mail: cemetery@waverley.nsw.gov.au

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Bronte Beach

Just north of the beach, Bronte is popular with swimmers and surfers year round and is backed by a lovely park. Only 10 minutes walk from the cemetery

Coast Hospital Cemetery | Little Bay

A twenty minute drive from Waverley (or a 2 hour coast walk) south You can find the tiny and historic Coast Hospital Cemetery hidden away in Kamay Botany Bay National Park.