Gordon Williams Memorial Lawn Cemetery Masterplan Extension Update

The Gordon Williams Memorial Aberdare Cemetery is located Greta Street, Aberdare.  The original monumental cemetery at Aberdare is divided into denominational portions and contains monuments dating from 1909.  Many of the inscriptions record the accidental deaths of miners employed at coal mines in the district.  The site now embraces a large lawn cemetery that includes columbaria and gardens for the location of ashes.

Gordon Williams Memorial Lawn Cemetery upcoming works Construction of the new lawn burial section at the  Gordon Williams Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Aberdare is in the final stages and completion is on track for late October 2017, weather depending.  

These works form part of the 2012 Masterplan which was developed in close consultation with the community to ensure the site met the future needs of our region.  

The expansion of the site has included the extension of the lawn cemetery, construction of internal roadway, associated drainage works and landscaping.  

With only minor landscaping works to be completed it is anticipated that the site will return to full access by late October.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lyall Green via phone 02 4993 4103 or email Lyall.Green@cessnock.nsw.gov.au

General Cemetery Denominations:

  • Anglican
  • Baptist
  • Congregational
  • Non-denominational
  • Methodist
  • Presbyterian
  • Roman Catholic
  • Salvation Army

Interment Options

  • Columbarium     
  • Garden
  • Lawn 

Status

Operational

Address

Greta Street, Aberdare NSW 2325  

Resources

Aberdare Cemetery Layout Map

Aberdare Cemetery Maps

Aberdare Cemetery Masterplan

Search inscriptions and photographs on Australian Cemeteries Index - Aberdare  

Further Information

For further information contact Council’s Cemetery Officer on (02) 4993 4220 or cemetery@cessnock.nsw.gov.au

Lawn Cemetery Tributes

Council has adopted a Cemetery Strategy that outlines the placement of tributes at Lawn Cemeteries.

Council has installed signage at both lawn cemeteries advising the community of the terms and conditions associated with interments in the lawn cemeteries. These conditions are also outlined in Council’s Conditions of Burial Rights signed by grantees when applying for a burial right or for the placing of ashes within Council’s cemeteries.