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.


From the date specified to the 30 June of the following year.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $39.50

Permit to erect a headstone, monument or kerbing.


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

Act(s) name

Cemeteries Act 1986 WA

Local law(s) name

Cemeteries Local Law 2016

Administering agency

Shire of Quairading

Contact details

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

Enquiries Officer

Shire of Quairading

Operating address: 10 Jennaberring Road
Quairading, Western Australia 6383
Mailing address: PO BOX 38
Quairading, Western Australia 6383
Phone: 08 9645 2400
Fax: 08 9645 1126
Website: Shire of Quairading (Opens in new window)