Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Memories are forever – keeping those we love near.

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.

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Upcoming Services

You can find more information about an upcoming service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park via the search below.

Prearrange a Memorial

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.

Finding Loved Ones

Resting Place by HeavenAddress is an online search tool that allows you to discover the physical memorial location of family and friends in a participating memorial park.

Locate a final resting place or memorial site in our park gardens and lawns with the help of Resting Place. Search by the person's name and discover the location of the memorial within our grounds.

Why Memorialise?

A memorial is a focus for reflection and a permanent marker for a life lived, where family, friends and future generations can come to remember and pay their respects. Brendan Moar, Landscape Gardener and TV Presenter, discusses the importance of memorials.

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Community & Events

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.

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Burial Memorial Options

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.

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Cremation Memorial Options

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.

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Cremation FAQ

In this section Family Service Advisers have answered some of the most commonly asked questions around cremation, the cremation process, and what people do with the ashes after the cremation.

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HeavenAddress Online Memorials

HeavenAddress is Australia's leading online memorial and tribute site. You can create an online memorial page where family & friends can post tributes, photos, videos and music to share with others who are also missing your loved one. It's a safe, secure and comforting online environment.

Burial and Cremation Information

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.

The Burial Process

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.

The Cremation Process

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 Ashes

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)