Memorial Plaques For Graves In Sydney

Memorial Plaques For Graves In Sydney

If you’re looking for something simple, durable, and cost effective, the choice of a memorial plaque is a great option. Made of granite or bronze, these plaques are put together and inscribed with quality precision. Working with our experienced masonry team, you can design a plaque which fits your preferences and needs.

This guide will offer some advice in some important areas relating to design, inscriptions, traditions, and pricing.

Grave Plaques In Cemeteries:

More than likely, you will be placing one of these plaques on an existing grave. There are three options for what you can place on the headstone.

  • Granite Plaques: The most popular choice with customers, these plaques come in a variety of colours and the size can be customised to your needs.
  • Bronze Plaques: A unique and elegant option, a bronze plaque can also be customised in size and include various emblems & motifs.
  • Laser Etched Plaques: This option is for placing a portrait or some sort of graphic on the plaque. Our laser etching technology allows for an accurate and precise visual display.
Ruby red granite plaqueRuby red granite plaque attached to an old headstone
Black granite plaqueDouble H2 black plaque with cut-in lettering
Bronze plaqueBronze Plaque attached to a Sandy Yellow granite headstone
Black granite plaqueNoble Black Plaque on a concrete headstone
Laser etched plaquesLaser etched plaque using H2 black granite
Blue pearl plaquesBlue pearl granite plaque on a concrete headstone


Installation in Cemeteries:

If located in Sydney, our team of masons can safely install and fit the plaque at the cemetery. Listed below are some of the main cemeteries we operate in. If your cemetery is not on the list, please enquire with us to see if we can accommodate you.

  • Rookwood Cemetery
  • Macquarie Park Cemetery
  • Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park
  • Waverley Cemetery
  • Liverpool Cemetery

Renovation Of Old Plaques:

A lot of older cemetery plaques (Usually made of marble) have eroded and are no longer readable. In this case, the best advice would be to replace it with a new plaque that’s going to last.

Below is a typical example of what happens to a marble plaque that has weathered in the cemetery. 

Plaque before renovationBefore renovation
Plaque after renovationAfter renovation

In the above case, our team of masons replaced the old plaque with a new granite plaque. And because granite is a superior material for outdoors and the writing is ‘natural’, the memorial is going to last.

Plaque Inscriptions:

Engraving Options: You have a number of choices when it comes to how you inscribe. “Cut-in” and “Raised” lettering are both natural options which don’t require any maintenance over time.

Gold leaf and other paint options are very elegant choices, but you will need to maintain them over time. Gold leaf tends to last around 25 years, while paint options approximately 10-15 years.

For more information in engraving, take a look at our inscription guide.

Writing: There’s limited space on a plaque so your message needs to be quite brief. A typical inscription would include:

  • An opening heading
  • Name of the deceased
  • Date of birth and date of passing
  • And a closing phrase

If you’re looking for something a bit more unique, be sure to read our ideas for inscription section.