Project advice - Camden General Cemetery Clean Up Project

Camden General Cemetery is an important place for families to reflect, remember, pay tribute and honour their loved ones.

Recently, there has been an increase in the number unauthorised sentimental memorial objects, unapproved adornments and tributes, in addition to unauthorised structures and monuments placed on some of the burial sites.

These items include, but are not limited to:

  • Any item consisting of glass, porcelain, brick, cement, wood and metal;
  • Chairs, bench seats, barbecues, cooking amenities and umbrellas;
  • Unsecured, unapproved, dangerous items, including water-holding vessels and wind chimes; and
  • Tributes, memorial and sentimental items such as wreaths, baskets, toys, souvenirs, flags, clothing and all other decorative and loose items.

Families are encouraged to use the bins provided throughout the cemetery to dispose of any items they do not wish to keep. Any larger items can be placed in the areas of the cemetery noted in the map below for removal:

site map bin locations

Please note these removal/collection arrangements are only in place for items from within the Cemetery – no items are to be brought in from outside the Cemetery.

Information about this project has been made available through the following notification letters:

The notification period for this project has now ended. To ensure Camden Cemetery remains safe and presentable, if you haven’t so already, please remove any items you wish to keep from your loved one’s burial sites. In the coming weeks, items identified under the project scope will be removed and stored by Council. Items will be made available for collection by appointment - to make an appointment for a collection arrangement, please email and provide your loved ones name/s and the site information (section, row and site). A team member will be in contact to arrange an appointment with you. 

If you have any questions or for further information relating to this project, please contact Council via email on

We thank you for your understanding and your assistance in helping keep Camden Cemetery safe and presentable for everyone who visits. 

This information is important, if you need help understanding this information, please call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) and ask them to contact Camden Council on 13 226 336 on your behalf.   

Project FAQs


Camden General Cemetery 

Camden General Cemetery is located on the corner of Cawdor and Burragorang Roads, Camden, and was established in the late 1800’s.

Camden General Cemetery is an inclusive place for families and friends to come to reflect, remember and pay tribute to their loved ones in a well presented, clean and safe environment. Council takes the safety of all visitors, contractors, community and staff seriously and are committed to the provision of a safe space within this space in addition to the presentation and amenity of the area to provide a tranquil place to remember and reflect.

Camden General Cemetery is owned and operated Camden Council. It is an unmanned Cemetery, however support is available by contacting Camden Council’s Customer Relations Team on 13 CAMDEN (13 226336) or emailing

The facility gates, which are located off Cawdor Road, are open from sunup to sundown seven days a week.

Camden General Cemetery, which is located on Crown Lands and managed by Council, consists of burial sites in mown lawn areas across the following religious denominations:

  • Anglican/Church of England;
  • Catholic;
  • Uniting/Methodist;
  • Presbyterian;
  • Islamic;
  • Independent;
  • Non-sectarian; and
  • Children/Infant.

The cemetery also contains the Camden War Veterans Cemetery, which consists of 17 graves and a Columbarium (Niche) Wall.


Burial rights for Camden General Cemetery can be purchased from Council’s Customer Service Counter at the Oran Park Administration Building 70 Central Avenue Oran Park. Please contact Council on 13 CAMDEN (13 226 336) or email on to schedule an appointment with the Cemetries Officer.

An interment right is the right to bury in a cemetery and does not provide ownership rights over land. 


Monumental works

Council requires that all monuments must be installed by a monumental stone mason and be approved by Council in addition to having the consent of the Right of Burial holder or his or her next of kin. Please see the Rules and Conditions for Burials 2023 for monumental works requirements.


Fees and Charges

For fees and charges related to Camden General Cemetery please refer to Council Fees & Charges page.

NOTE: Funeral arrangements need to be organised through the family’s preferred Funeral Director who are also responsible for arranging the grave digging service. There is a separate charge for this service which is payable directly to the Funeral Director.

For more information about Camden General Cemetery please contact Council on 13 CAMDEN (13 226 336).


Project Completion - War Veterans' Cemetery

Refurbishment works have been completed by The Office of Veteran's Affairs (Wargraves) at the War Veteran's section of Camden General Cemetery.

The works included the replacement of grave structures and plaques, major landscaping and fencing. 

The War Veteran's section has now been reopened for community visitation.

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