The Waverley Cemetery opened in 1877 and is a cemetery located on top of the cliffs at Bronte in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. It is noted for its largely intact Victorian and Edwardian monuments. The cemetery contains the graves of many significant Australians including the poet Henry Lawson and Australia's first Prime Minister, Sir Edmund Barton, who is interred at South Head. Funerals are conducted Monday to Saturday.
The cemetery is self-funded, deriving its income from interments - including burial cremation, memorials and Mausolea - of which there has been over 86,000. Waverley Cemetery was used during the filming of the 1979 Mel Gibson film Tim. The Cemetery was designed to function along similar lines to Père Lachaise in Paris and General Cemetery Company's Kensal Green Cemetery in London.