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 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.




30 June.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $80.00


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 1996

Administering agency

City of Rockingham

Contact details

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

Health Services

City of Rockingham

Operating address: Civic Boulevard
Rockingham, Western Australia 6168
Mailing address: PO BOX 2142
Rockingham DC, Western Australia 6967
Phone: 08 9528 0333
Fax: 08 9592 1705
Website: City of Rockingham (Opens in new window)