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How Many guests can I have at a funeral

In consideration of new temporary public health measures, Invocare have issued this information today (23/3/2020) for their Chapels in Sydney, NSW:

Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens & Crematorium

  • North Chapel     – 29 people
  • South Chapel     – 19 people
  • East Chapel         – 23 people
  • West Chapel       – 12 people

Lake Macquarie Memorial Park

  • Chapel                  – 30 people

Newcastle Memorial Park

  • North Chapel     – 30 people
  • East Chapel         – 15 people

Rookwood Memorial Park

  • West Chapel       – 20 people
  • South Chapel     – 33 people
  • South Chapel     – 49 people (plus Columbarium area)
  • East Chapel         – 16 people
  • East Chapel         – 32 people (plus Columbarium area)
  • Foyer of the East Chapel – 5 people

Forest Lawn Memorial Park Memorial Park

  • North Chapel     – 29 people
  • South Chapel     – 36 people

Lakeside Memorial Park

  • Chapel                  – 22 people

Pinegrove Memorial Park

  • North Chapel     – 20 people
  • West Chapel       – 20 people

Castlebrook Memorial Park

  • Garden Chapel  – 23 people

InvoCare will have a staff member on-site at each chapel from Monday morning to assist you to monitor the number of people attending each service.  If more people attend than expected you will also need to ensure the maximum space limits are not exceeded.  Once the maximum capacity is reached, you are welcome to direct the extra guests to the outside space where the service can play through external monitors and speakers.  To support these changes, we have prepared signage noting the capacity limits for each chapel.

In the interests of health and wellbeing, we strongly recommend that gatherings be limited to immediate family only, and be listed as private, as this will assist us all to reduce funeral numbers.  We appreciate your assistance and cooperation in helping us all remain compliant with the government’s new rules.  As things are changing rapidly, this advice may change.



Vijay Singh

NSW GM Cemeteries & Crematoria

InvoCare NSW CemCrem Head Office

199 Delhi Road | NORTH RYDE NSW 2113 Australia

T +61 2 9888 6628


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