Morgue Licence - City of Karratha - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to use a premises as a morgue. A morgue is a building 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


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.


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 able to keep bodies of the dead at a temperature not exceeding zero degrees Celsius;
  • The walls are constructed of stone or brickwork or other approved material;
  • The interior surface of all walls is covered with glazed tiles or is rendered impervious so as to be non-absorbent and washable;
  • All floors are constructed of impervious material, having a fall to an outlet discharging over a trapped gully; and
  • The premises are adequately ventilated by direct communication with the outside air.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.




31 December.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.


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

Act(s) name

Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 Western Australia

Local law(s) name

Health Local Law 2012

Administering agency

City of Karratha

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Health Officer

City of Karratha

Operating address: Lot 1083 Welcome Road
WA 6714
Mailing address: PO BOX 219
Karratha, Western Australia 6714
Phone: 08 9186 8555
Fax: 08 9185 1626
Website: City of Karratha (Opens in new window)