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; or
- 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; or
- Residential purposes.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
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.
A licence may be allocated for up to three years, and a lease for up to 21 years.
Please contact the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted.
Leasing and Licensing of Cemetery Land - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.
Please lodge your application and all relevant attached documentation directly with the Agency.
Department of Health and Human Services
Cemeteries and Crematoria Regulation Unit
Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2003 (Victoria)
Cemeteries and Crematoria Regulations 2015 (Victoria)
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