Morgue Licence - Shire of Plantagenet - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to use 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.

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

An applicant for this licence must:


  • Apply in writing together with the relevant fees;
  • Include a floor plan and specifications of the morgue;
  • Give notice of the application to the public;
  • Constructed the walls of stone or brickwork;
  • Cover the walls are covered with glazed tiles or is rendered impervious so as to be non-absorbent and washable; and
  • Ensure the facility meets the council's health and safety requirements.


12 months


30 June.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $144.00

Fees for 2022-23

Renew Renewal All $144.00

Fees for 2022-23


Act(s) name

Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 Western Australia

Local law(s) name

Health Local Law 2008

Administering agency

Shire of Plantagenet

Contact details

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