ACT Cemeteries and Crematoria Code of Practice 2007 - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You may be required to comply with this code if you intend to operate a cemetery or crematorium. The code establishes standards and restrictions for the general operation of cemeteries and crematoria in areas such as the:

  • Maintenance of the grounds in a safe, clean and orderly condition
  • Storage of application records
  • Procedure for multiple burials in a grave or burial site
  • Operator, and their employees, not interfering with religious ceremonies
  • Rights of the head of recognised religious denominations and their ability to access an area of a cemetery dedicated to their denomination
  • Standards coffins must adhere to in order to be suitable for the burial of human remains.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services

Act(s) name

Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2003 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Enquiries, Head Office
Transport Canberra and City Services

Mailing address:
General Post Office Box 158
Canberra,Australian Capital Territory,2601




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