Cemeteries and Crematoria Code of Practice - Australian Capital Territory


You may need to comply with this code if you intend to operate a cemetery or crematorium. The code establishes standards and restrictions for the general operation of cemeteries and crematoria in areas such as the:

  • maintenance of the grounds in a safe, clean and orderly condition
  • storage of application records
  • procedure for multiple burials in a grave or burial site
  • operator, and their employees, not interfering with religious ceremonies
  • rights of the head of recognised religious denominations and their ability to access an area of a cemetery dedicated to their denomination
  • standards coffins must adhere to in order to be suitable for the burial of human remains.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

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Act(s) name

Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2020 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate

Contact details

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