Licence to Place a Memorial in a Cemetery - Western Australia


You will require a licence if you intend to carry out monumental works within a cemetery. A monument can be a memorial, headstone, kerbing or plinth that marks a grave.

You will need to apply to the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board if you intend to carry out monumental works 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 carry out monumental works.

There are two different licences that allow a holder to carry out monumental work:

  • A monumental mason's licence relates to a specific cemetery and allows the holder to carry out work at any time, subject to the provisions of any applicable local laws and the conditions of the cemetery board.
  • A monumental work licence allows the holder to only work once within a cemetery to complete a specified monument.

Each time work is carried out in a cemetery to erect a monument, a fee must be paid according to the type of monument that is to be constructed.

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. Please consult directly with the Council or cemetery Board for information on eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $63.00

Erect a headstone, monument or memorial


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Licence to Carry out Monumental Works - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Cemeteries Act 1986 WA

Administering agency

Shire of Merredin

Contact details

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

Enquiries Officer

Shire of Merredin

Operating address: Cnr King and Barrack Streets
WA 6415
Mailing address: PO BOX 42
Merredin, Western Australia 6415
Phone: 08 9041 1611
Fax: 08 9041 2379
Website: Shire of Merredin (Opens in new window)