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

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • Ensure provisions have been made for the keeping of the bodies of the dead at a temperature not exceeding zero degrees Celsius;
  • Constructed the walls of stone or brickwork or other approved material;
  • Ensure the interior surface of all walls are covered with glazed tiles or are rendered impervious so as to be non-absorbent and washable;
  • Prove that all floors are constructed of some impervious material, having a fall to an outlet discharging over a trapped gully; and
  • Satisfy the Council that the premises are adequately ventilated by direct communication with the outside air.

Duration

Valid until 31 December each year.

Expiry

Licences expire on 30 June each year.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$102.00

Per annum.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

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

Administering agency

Shire of Broome

Act(s) name

Health Act 1911 (Western Australia)

Local law(s) name

Health Local Laws 2006

Contact details

Enquiries Officer, Health Services
Shire of Broome

Operating address:
Corner Weld and Haas Street
Broome
WA 6725
Mailing address:
PO BOX 44
Broome, Western Australia 6725

Phone:

08 91913456

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