Morgue Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to use premises as a morgue. A morgue is a place used to temporarily keep bodies of the dead for lawful purposes including viewing, examination and identification prior to before burial or cremation.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Exemptions

This licence does not include morgues in public hospitals, council or police buildings.

Eligibility requirements

An applicant for this licence must:

  • Apply in writing together with the relevant fees;
  • Include a floor plan and specifications of the morgue;
  • Give notice of the application to the public;
  • Constructed the walls of stone or brickwork;
  • Cover the walls are covered with glazed tiles or is rendered impervious so as to be non-absorbent and washable; and
  • Ensure the facility meets the council's health and safety requirements.

Duration

Annual.

Expiry

30 June.

Fees

 TypeAmount
ApplyApplication$113.00

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for a Morgue Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Shire of Plantagenet

Act(s) name

Health Act 1911 (Western Australia)

Local law(s) name

Health Local Law 2008

Contact details

Environmental Health Officer
Shire of Plantagenet


Operating address:
Lowood Road
Mount Barker
WA 6324
Mailing address:
PO BOX 48
Mount Barker, Western Australia 6324

Phone:

08 98921135

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