Funeral Director's Licence - Western Australia

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to conduct funerals at a cemetery in Western Australia. It authorises you to conduct funerals at a particular cemetery or cemeteries.

You will need to apply to the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board if you intend to conduct funerals at the following cemeteries:

  • Fremantle Cemetery
  • Karakatta Cemetery
  • Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park
  • Guildford Cemetery
  • Midland Cemetery
  • Rockingham Regional Memorial Park.

Otherwise, you will need to apply to the local council responsible for the cemetery in which you intend to conduct funerals.

You will be responsible for arranging all permits, applications and authorities, as well as all other matters, associated with the funeral.

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.

Eligibility requirements

Applications must be made to the Board responsible for the cemetery. You will be eligible for a licence if you have:

  • the qualifications and experience required
  • a good reputation and are considered fit to hold a funeral director's licence
  • suitable facilities and equipment for handling and storing dead bodies and conducting funerals.

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

Duration

One year from issue of licence

Act(s) name

Cemeteries Act 1986 WA

Approval time

Approximately one month.

Administering agency

Contact the Local Council

Contact details

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

Customer Service

Contact the Local Council

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

Metropolitan Cemeteries Board

Contact us other: 1300 793 109
Email: mcb@mcb.wa.gov.au
Contact us website: http://www.mcb.wa.gov.au/contact-us (Opens in new window)