Though St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta was originally referred to as the St. John’s “churchyard,” you will not find it in the immediate vicinity of St. John’s Anglican Cathedral at Centenary Square. The cemetery is instead located at the intersection of O’Connell Street and Aird Street, Parramatta, just a two minute walk from Westfield Parramatta’s “Lincraft” exit or a seven minute walk from Parramatta station.


Nearest parking is across the road from the cemetery at Westfield Parramatta’s Aird St. carpark. Parking is free for the first three hours.


  • Take the train to Parramatta station.
  • Walk north-west on the transitway towards Church Street. (210 metres)
  • Continue onto Argyle Street, past Westfield Parramatta. (400 metres)
  • Turn left on to O’Connell Street (98 metres)
  • Destination will be on the right.


The nearest toilets are at Parramatta Westfield.

Mowing Schedule 2017

Visitors to the cemetery should be advised that while the cemetery as a general rule is always open, in the interest of health and safety there are now dates when the cemetery may NOT be accessible to the general public due to scheduled maintenance of the site. Those travelling long distances to visit the cemetery in particular, therefore, should check the scheduled maintenance dates to avoid disappointment.

Weather permitting, maintenance will be carried out on the following days in 2017, in which case the cemetery will be off limits to the general public:

Sunday 8 January 2017

Saturday 11 February 2017

Sunday 12 February 2017

Sunday 23 April 2017

Saturday 6 May 2017

Sunday 7 May 2017

Sunday 28 May 2017

Saturday 3 June 2017

Saturday 17 June 2017

Further dates to be announced shortly.

Reminders about scheduled maintenance days will be announced on our Facebook page both in the lead up to the day and on the day itself.

Special thanks to Friends of St John’s Cemetery Secretary Jennifer Follers for all her efforts in establishing this regular mowing schedule and liaising with the team from the Department of Corrective Services who are doing such a wonderful job making our cemetery welcoming and accessible to the community once more.