Palmdale Group Central Coast
Palmdale Group Central Coast
Palmdale Group Central Coast
Palmdale Group Central Coast

PPalmdale Lawn Cemetery & Memorial Park

Set in peaceful, rural surroundings, Palmdale combines an extensive, manicured lawn cemetery with one of the Coast’s most magnificent collection of award winning gardens.

Chapel seated approx. capacity limits.

  • Hillside Chapel                 170 Mourners
  • Rose Chapel                      75 Mourners
  • Erina Chapel                    140 Mourners
  • Greenway                          140 Mourners
  • St Patricks of Nulkaba   130 Mourners

We offer complimentary Live Streaming and Recording experience in the Hillside, Greenway, Erina and Rose Chapels.

This complimentary service is where the funeral service is live streamed and recorded so that family or friends that are unable to attend the funeral can watch it in real-time or later on.


Steps to access these options:
1. Visit
2. Select Scheduled Funeral Services
3. Select the venue/park (Palmdale/Greenway)
4. The service name
5. Select the tab “Watch the Service Live”
To view the recorded service after the funeral service – select “Watch The Service Recording”.

Talk to us how to book this for your service. Call 02 43621203.

With your choice of two beautiful chapels, the intimate Rose or the more spacious Hillside, we cater to any type or size of service you desire. Both chapels are air-conditioned for year-round comfort and feature fully integrated audio visual facilities giving you the ability to add your own unique and personal touches to the service.

Our Café and Function Rooms are located adjacent to the main car park, with easy access via a footbridge to our chapels. Our caterers offer an extensive selection of food and beverage options and their attention to detail, makes for a memorable occasion. With an extensive selection of menus and efficient, caring staff, it’s the perfect venue to hold your after-service gathering with family and friends.

Palmdale Lawn Cemetery & Memorial Park is conveniently located just off the M1 motorway between Sydney and Newcastle, at Palmdale Road, Palmdale NSW 2258, and is open to visit from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week. The onsite office is open from 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday and by appointment on the weekend. For more information during business hours call (02) 4362 1203 or speak to our friendly staff on our 24 hours a day, 7 days a week support line on 1300 130 955.

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Memorial Gardens

Palmdale Memorial Gardens is renowned as being one of the most stunning collections of gardens on the Central Coast. Featuring a diverse range of styles from traditional to modern, you have the opportunity to select the most fitting environment to memorialise your loved ones. Select from:

  • The Traditional Rose Garden
  • The Native Garden
  • Memorial Walls And Terraces
  • Willow Pools
  • Crystal Waters

Beautifully maintained by our team of professional horticulturalists, Palmdale Memorial Gardens offers you a tranquil setting for ongoing reflection and remembrance.

Family Placements

Memorial Placement, is a personalised service offering you and those closest to you the opportunity to be present, while your loved one’s ashes are placed in a pre-selected site. This special service gives you the chance to reflect, say goodbye or simply have that special quiet moment you may have missed at the funeral service. Many people have found the Memorial Placement service to be a helpful healing step, during their time of grieving. For further information, please contact us direct.

Green Memorials

Green memorials are a simple, inexpensive way to farewell a loved one and allow them to become one with the earth, just as nature has always intended.
Set in a peaceful bush setting, adjacent to majestic native trees, bush rocks and water courses, our Green Memorial area is a beautiful place where your loved one’s ashes may be laid to rest to become reunited with the earth. Your loved one’s ashes may be scattered and released in this dedicated area by you. A scattering service is a lovely way to farewell your loved one. Nature will take over from that moment forward.

The Green Memorial area will remain protected and as natural as possible with the exception of a well-maintained pathway to allow for easy access to the site for reflection and remembrance. For further information on this special service please phone one our Memorial consultants on (02) 4362 1203.

The Gumnut Baby Area

The Gumnut Baby Area at Palmdale, has been especially designed to celebrate the lives of children taken too soon. Incorporating a Baby Burial Area and a Butterfly Memorial Wall, these beautifully landscaped gardens commemorate lives of the innocence and provide a place for their family to unite.

The Baby Burial Area, is a garden where only babies and young children can be placed to rest. Our Butterfly Memorial Wall, has been crafted to remember babies lost during pregnancy or birth, its colourful motif a fitting home for little lives cut short. This area can also be used for babies lost in decades gone past and is a perfect way of remembering those passed in times before memorialisation was possible.

Palmdale also has limited memorial sites bordering the Gumnut Baby Area, available exclusively for the parents and families of those babies and children memorialised in these special gardens. We invite you to visit our picturesque grounds for a private inspection.

Our Chapels

With Palmdale’s two beautiful onsite chapels to select from – the spacious Hillside and the intimate Rose – you have the freedom to hold a service that specifically suits your needs. Both chapels are conveniently located close to the Café and Function Rooms, and main car park, offering wheelchair access and disabled facilities.

The Hillside Chapel


The larger of our two chapels, the spacious and modern Hillside comfortably seats up to 170 people with standing room for many more.

It also features:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Fully-integrated audio-visual equipment
  • DVD recording, and CD facilities
  • Viewing room
  • External video viewing for large services
  • Electronic organ

The Rose Chapel

Our intimate Rose Chapel comfortably seats up to 65 people with standing room for more.

  • Air-conditioning
  • Fully-integrated audio-visual equipment
  • DVD recording, and CD facilities
  • Viewing room
  • Private after-service courtyard
  • Electronic organ

Palmdale Function Centre

Eliminate the stress and effort of having your after-service gathering at home by hosting it at our onsite Palmdale Function Centre. Conveniently located just a short walk from the chapel, the function centre with a fully licenced bar,  its comfortable decor, audiovisual presentation capabilities and selection of top quality menus, is the perfect venue to celebrate the life of your loved one with family and friends. Our friendly and efficient staff will ensure your function runs seamlessly from start to finish, giving you the chance to mingle and making the day just that bit easier for you.

For more details or to book a function, speak to your funeral representative on (02) 4362 1203.

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The Café

The al fresco Café is open to the general public Monday – Friday, 9am until 2pm. If you are arriving early for a service or visiting a memorial, drop in for our delectable coffee or a delicious meal or snack. We also have a semi-enclosed veranda area for inclement weather.

The Bar

To complement your menu our café and function centre is fully licensed with a well stocked bar that includes beer on tap and a range of wines, bottled beers, spirits and sodas.

The Bunya Nut Trees & Their History

Before you enter the beautiful Memorial Gardens at Palmdale, spot the towering Bunya Nut Trees that line both sides of Palmdale Road. Planted in 1882, the trees are a window back in time. The trees are able to produce pine cones of up to three kilograms or more, giving plentiful Bunya Nuts, which were an important food source for the local Indigenous community.

The now-mature trees were initially planted by Mr Frederick William Stoddart, who owned the land where Palmdale Memorial Park now sits. What we now know as Palmdale Road was once Mr Stoddart’s private driveway leading up to a large, luxurious manor called ‘Palmdale’. Across the 1821-acres of accompanying land that he owned, Palmdale was home to one of the largest orchards and citrus farms in the whole Commonwealth. The orchard was known for their innovative practices in storing the fruits, which many orchards promptly followed in their practices.

The estate was then one of the largest parcels of land to then be offered up for sale and subdivided of its time. All proceeds of the funds went to charitable organisations, in particular many children’s charities, as Mr and Mrs Stoddart were famous for their charitable and kind nature among the community.

Palmdale Lawn Cemetery and Memorial Park is a member of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Association of NSW.