Approval to Construct, Alter, Remove or Interfere with a Structure in a Cemetery - Tasmania


You will require this approval if you intend to do any of the following:

  • erect or construct a headstone or monument
  • plant, cut, pick, gather, take or injure a tree, flower, shrub or plant
  • alter, remove or interfere with any grave or structure
  • hunt, catch or chase any bird or other animal or destroy or damage any bird's nest or bird's eggs.

This approval relates to but is not limited to:

  • temporary memorial: a wooden cross as a temporary memorial for a period not exceeding two years from the date of burial
  • headstone: the maximum allowable dimensions in a limited monumental lawn cemetery are 1220mm wide, 760mm high and 150mm deep
  • joint monuments: this is permissible for side by side graves, if it meets the height and depth dimensions of the single headstone
  • a tree, shrub or plant
  • a plaque or vase
  • a written inscription on a headstone or monument
  • a fence around a grave, or land reserved for a private grave.

No plant, equipment, or surplus materials may be placed on any adjoining grave or ground without the authorisation of the Manager.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval, your application must:

  • be in an approved form
  • be accompanied by any specified documents
  • be accompanied by the required fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1993 Tasmania

Administering agency

Your local council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.