Licence or Lease Over Cemetery Land - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this agreement if you intend use any part of the land in a public cemetery for private or public purposes (including offering services). Depending on the intended activity, you may require a licence or lease arrangement.

A licence may be approved for the following services:

  • Operating a temporary flower stall at a public cemetery
  • Catering services provided to mourners
  • Operating a temporary cafe or other retail food and beverage facility
  • Installation and monitoring of groundwater monitoring wells.

A lease may be approved for the following services:

  • Erection of telecommunication towers
  • Grazing of cattle or sheep
  • Irrigation and farming
  • Operating a retail food and beverage facility
  • Operate a recreational shooting facility
  • Equestrian and agistment activities
  • Residential purposes.

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

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you must:

  • Provide all relevant documentation and information as required by the Authority;
  • Provide adequate detail about the purpose of licence, or lease of land; and
  • Pay any fees.

You should apply to the cemetery trust responsible for the cemetery.

Duration

A licence may be allocated for up to three years, and a lease for up to 21 years.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please contact the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted.

Other resources

 Resources
Apply

Leasing and Licensing of Cemetery Land - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Lodgement

Apply

Please lodge your application and all relevant attached documentation directly with the Agency.


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

Fax:

03 9096 9186
cemeteries@dhhs.vic.gov.au

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