Cemeteries

Local Law regulates disturbance, burials and disposals of human remains, as well as memorialisation at Council cemeteries.

It also regulates disturbance, burials and disposals outside a cemetery, and approvals required to operate a cemetery.

For example:

  • you must apply for approval to have a loved one buried, or their ashes kept at a Council cemetery
  • burial rights are obtained over a plot once a burial application is approved
  • you must obtain approval for any memorialisation at a loved one’s gravesite if it is larger than the headstone
  • you must obtain approval for a burial outside of a cemetery (i.e. on private land - please note however approval is not required for scattering ashes).

Read more: Cemeteries Local Law extract.

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