Funeral Director's Licence - Western Australia


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


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.


One year from issue of licence


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $102.00


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Funeral Director's Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Cemeteries Act 1986 WA

Local law(s) name

Local Laws Relating to Cemetery 1997

Approval time

Approximately one month.

Administering agency

Shire of Carnarvon

Contact details

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

Enquiries Officer

Shire of Carnarvon

Operating address: 3 Francis Street
WA 6701
Mailing address: PO BOX 459
Carnarvon, Western Australia 6701
Phone: 08 9941 0000
Fax: 08 9941 0099
Website: Shire of Carnarvon (Opens in new window)