Morgue Licence - Western Australia

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to use premises as a morgue. A morgue is a place used to temporarily keep bodies of the dead for lawful purposes including viewing, examination and identification prior to before burial or cremation.

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.

Exemptions

This licence does not include morgues in public hospitals, council or police buildings.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must ensure that

  • Your premises is capable of storing corpses at a temperature not exceeding zero degrees;
  • The walls of your premises are constructed of stone, or brickwork or other approved material;
  • The interior surface of all walls is covered with glazed tiles, or is rendered so as to be non-absorbent and washable;
  • All floor are constructed of some impervious material, having a fall to an outlet discharging over a trapped gully; and
  • Your premises are adequately ventilated.

Duration

Annual.

Expiry

Licences expire on 30 June each year.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Description
Apply Application

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

Task Resources
Apply Application for a Morgue Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on any forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 WA

Local law(s) name

Health Local Law 1998

Administering agency

Shire of Shark Bay

Contact details

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

Health Officer

Shire of Shark Bay

Operating address: 65 Knight Terrace
Denham
WA 6537
Phone: 08 9948 1218
Fax: 08 9948 1237
Email: admin@sharkbay.wa.gov.au
Website: Shire of Shark Bay (Opens in new window)