Cemeteries & Crematoria NSW (CCNSW) provides research and information to better empower the NSW community to make decisions about burial and cremation services.
We collect an annual activity report from cemetery and crematorium operators, including:
- The number of cemetery and crematorium operators
- The number of burials and cremations
- Where burials and cremations are taking place in NSW
Explore our register of all cemetery and crematorium operators.
CCNSW holds a critical role in ensuring land is available for affordable and accessible burial and cremation options in NSW, now and in the future.
CCNSW assesses the burial and cremation needs of the state’s growing population and develops planning strategies to ensure there is enough cemetery space to adequately service these needs.
CCNSW has commissioned a report exploring cemetery capacity in Metropolitan Sydney, available below:
The statutory review of the Cemeteries & Crematoria Act 2013 also explores cemetery capacity, projecting the supply-demand requirements for cemetery land over 99 years. For more information, read the Statutory Review.
Sydney and regional NSW cemetery and crematorium facilities – as at 30 June 2021
|Regional NSW||Metropolitan Sydney|
|No. of Cemeteries (Active)||911||122|
|No. of Cemeteries (Inactive)||390||47|
|No. of Crematoria Active||46||13|
Cemetery facilities in NSW by region – as at 30 June 2021
|No of Cemeteries Active||No of Cemeteries Inactive|
|Central West & Orana||163||85|
|New England North West||97||55|
|South East & Tablelands||153||68|
Active Crematoria facilities in NSW by region – as at 30 June 2021
|No of Crematoria Active|
|Central West & Orana||5|
|New England North West||4|
|South East & Tablelands||3|
Burials and cremations by percentage 2020-21
|No of Burials||No of Cremations|
|17,359 (29.5%)||41,448 (70.5%)|
Percentage of burials by sector 2020-21
|Percentage of burials per sector|