Morgue Licence - Western Australia


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


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 provisions have been made for the keeping of the bodies of the dead at a temperature not exceeding zero degrees Celsius;
  • Constructed the walls of stone or brickwork or other approved material;
  • Ensure the interior surface of all walls are covered with glazed tiles or are rendered impervious so as to be non-absorbent and washable;
  • Prove that all floors are constructed of some impervious material, having a fall to an outlet discharging over a trapped gully; and
  • Satisfy the Council that the premises are adequately ventilated by direct communication with the outside air.


Valid until 31 December each year.


Licences expire on 30 June each year.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $103.50


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 WA

Local law(s) name

Health Local Laws 2006

Administering agency

Shire of Broome

Contact details

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

Enquiries Officer, Health Services

Shire of Broome

Operating address: Corner Weld and Haas Street
Broome, Western Australia 6725
Mailing address: PO BOX 44
Broome, Western Australia 6725
Phone: 08 9191 3456
Fax: 08 9191 3455
Website: Shire of Broome (Opens in new window)