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


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


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must ensure that:

  • Your premises is able to keep bodies of the dead at a temperature not exceeding zero degrees Celsius;
  • The walls are constructed of stone or brickwork or other approved material;
  • The interior surface of all walls is covered with glazed tiles or is rendered impervious so as to be non-absorbent and washable;
  • All floors are constructed of impervious material, having a fall to an outlet discharging over a trapped gully; and
  • The premises are adequately ventilated by direct communication with the outside air.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.




31 December.



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.



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

Administering agency

City of Karratha

Act(s) name

Health Act 1911 (Western Australia)

Local law(s) name

Health Local Law 2012

Contact details

Health Officer
City of Karratha

Operating address:
Lot 1083 Welcome Road
WA 6714
Mailing address:
PO BOX 219
Karratha, Western Australia 6714


08 91868555


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