Morgue Licence - Shire of Shark Bay - 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

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.


12 months


30 June


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Act(s) name

Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 Western Australia

Local law(s) name

Health Local Law 1998

Administering agency

Shire of Shark Bay

Contact details

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