Code of Practice for the Sale and Supply of Memorialisation Goods and Services in Cemeteries - Victoria

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this code of practice if you intend to sell, supply, establish or alter memorials in public cemeteries in Victoria.

A memorial is a monument, tombstone, headstone, ledger, cenotaph, plaque or other method of memorialising a deceased person where that memorial is within a public cemetery.

This code of practice applies to suppliers of memorialisation goods and services if:

  • they are contracted by an individual who holds the relevant right of interment to establish or alter a memorial
  • they are contracted by the cemetery trust to sell or supply memorialisation goods and services.

Items not covered by this code of practice include organic forms of memorialisation such as memorial roses and structural aspects of major constructions for the interment of human remains within public cemeteries (such as niche walls or public mausolea).

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

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

Department of Health and Human Services
Cemeteries and Crematoria Regulation Unit

Act(s) name

Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2003 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Cemeteries and Crematoria Regulations 2015 (Victoria)

Contact details

Licence and Lease
Department of Health and Human Services
Cemeteries and Crematoria Regulation Unit

Operating address:
50 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Toll Free:

1800 034 280


03 9096 9186


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