You will require a licence if you intend to carry out monumental works within a cemetery. A monument can be a memorial, headstone, kerbing or plinth that marks a grave. A monument cannot be placed in a cemetery without the permission of the Board responsible for the cemetery.
There are two different licences that allow a holder to carry out monumental work:
- A monumental mason's licence relates to a specific cemetery and allows the holder to carry out work at any time, subject to the provisions of any applicable local laws and the conditions of the cemetery board.
- A monumental work licence allows the holder to only work once within a cemetery to complete a specified monument.
Each time work is carried out in a cemetery to erect a monument, a fee must be paid according to the type of monument that is to be constructed.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Applications must be made to the Board responsible for the cemetery. Please consult directly with the Council or cemetery Board for information on eligibility requirements.
Monumental mason's annual licence: $886; Monumental mason's single licence: $455.
New monument with kerbing: $334.
Application for Licence to Carry out Monumental Works (Cemetery) - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Cemeteries Act 1986 (Western Australia)
Local law(s) name
Cemeteries Local Law 2001
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