Licence or Lease Over Cemetery Land - Victoria


You will need this agreement if you intend use any part of the land in a public cemetery for private or public purposes (including offering services). Depending on the intended activity, you may require a licence or lease arrangement.

A licence may be approved for the following services:

  • operating a temporary flower stall at a public cemetery
  • catering services provided to mourners
  • operating a temporary cafe or other retail food and beverage facility
  • installation and monitoring of groundwater monitoring wells.

A lease may be approved for the following services:

  • erection of telecommunication towers
  • grazing of cattle or sheep
  • irrigation and farming
  • operating a retail food and beverage facility
  • operate a recreational shooting facility
  • equestrian and agistment activities
  • residential purposes.

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 licence you must:

  • provide all relevant documentation and information as required by the Authority
  • provide adequate detail about the purpose of licence, or lease of land.

You should apply to the cemetery trust responsible for the cemetery.


A licence may be allocated for up to three years, and a lease for up to twenty-one years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please contact the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Leasing and Licensing of Cemetery Land - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Act(s) name

Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2003 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Cemeteries and Crematoria Regulations 2015 Victoria

Lodgement process


Please lodge your application, fee, and all relevant attached documentation directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Department of Health

Cemetery Sector Governance Support

Contact details

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