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 Description
Apply Application All

Erect a headstone: $31; Erect a monument: $52; Erect a nameplate: $11.

Act(s) name

Cemeteries Act 1986 WA

Administering agency

Shire of Yilgarn

Contact details

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

Enquiries Officer

Shire of Yilgarn

Operating address: 23 Antares Street
Southern Cross, Western Australia 6426
Mailing address: PO BOX 86
Southern Cross, Western Australia 6426
Phone: 08 9049 1001
Fax: 08 9049 1429
Website: Shire of Yilgarn (Opens in new window)