We are a sanctuary where family and friends can come to reflect, honour and pay tribute to their loved ones in a tranquil, calming environment. We are a place where peace and privacy are cherished and will always be respected.
We are in the process of improving our Chapel facilities at Forest Lawn Memorial Park to ensure we continue to provide the best possible service to our families.
Prearranging a memorial for yourself or for your whole family ensures that you have a place where you can always be together, forever.
It's financially wise as you pay today's price and avoid inflation. Your requirements will be carried out at an agreed cost and your loved ones won't have the stress of making decisions on your behalf at a difficult time.
For more than 50 years Forest Lawn Memorial Park has been an integral part of the lives of the communities and families in Sydney’s south west. There is a proud history of supporting the local community, whether it be offering special memorial or commemorative services, cultural events conducting tours on our Open Days or providing easily accessible information.
A burial memorial creates a permanent record of the burial site, which becomes a place where memories can be revisited, emotions explored, as well as a place where future generations can come to visit. The burial memorial options available at Forest Lawn Memorial Park include burial estates, crypts and vaults, Stations of the Cross, traditional headstones and lawn burials.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park is a beautiful, secure and peaceful environment where cremated remains can be placed forever. Family members and descendants can come here and reflect to celebrate the life of their relative or friend. At Forest Lawn the cremation memorial options include chair estates, family estates, gazebo memorials and rose garden memorials.
Funerals can seem like a complicated affair, and there is a lot to know about the differences between a burial and a cremation. The type of service you choose will impact on the process as well as on what kind of memorial options will be available. We've provided some information about what to expect from each step of the burial or cremation process, as well as information about scattering ashes.
Burial is a time-honoured method of committing a loved one’s remains. Today, burials must comply with relevant state, federal and local regulations to ensure they are performed in the interests of public health and to community expectations. Each burial requires a Burial Confirmation Form, which your funeral director will complete for you, or assist you to complete.
In this section we also talk about what goes on during each step of the process before, during and after a burial service. Learn more.
Cremation is an ancient death ritual and a modern alternative to a burial. Cremation is the preferred choice for some religions and is also considered to have less of an impact on the environment than a burial.
While most people understand the basic concept of a cremation, the modern cremation process is regulated and detailed with set steps to follow. In Australia, cremations take place at a crematorium. Any flowers or items that may interfere with the process are removed and staff ensure the correct procedures are followed. Learn more.
Scattering the ashes of a loved one has become very popular in Australia. However, choosing the right location is important as a lasting memory in the future. Very often people choose to scatter ashes in a location that was special to their loved one, but over time such places may change or even be built upon, changing the location and with it the memory.
Creating a memorial in a special place helps keep the memory alive beyond the funeral service. Memorials give families and friends a tangible source of comfort, and are an everlasting place to come and remember your loved one. In a memorial park, ashes can be placed without fear of the location changing. Download (.pdf)