Single Funeral Permit - Western Australia

Description

You will need this permit if you intend to conduct a funeral at a cemetery. A single funeral permit authorises you to conduct one funeral at a particular cemetery.

Single funeral permits may be issued for one of two purposes:

  • Authorise someone who does not hold a funeral director's licence to conduct a funeral.
  • Authorise the holder of a funeral director's licence to conduct a funeral at another cemetery not specified in his or her licence.

You will need to apply to the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board if you intend to conduct a funeral at the following cemeteries:

  • Fremantle Cemetery
  • Karrakatta Cemetery
  • Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park
  • Guildford Cemetery
  • Midland Cemetery
  • Rockingham Regional Memorial Park.

Otherwise, you will need to apply to the local council responsible for the cemetery in which you intend to conduct the funeral.

By obtaining a single funeral permit, you become the acting funeral director and it is your responsibility to arrange for all permits, applications and authorities, as well as all other matters, associated with the funeral.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Applications must be made to the Authority responsible for the cemetery. To be eligible for this permit you must:

  • be of a good reputation and be considered fit to conduct a funeral
  • have access to suitable facilities and equipment for handling and storing dead bodies and conducting funerals.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

The permit is valid only for the day of the funeral.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Cemeteries Act 1986 Western Australia

Administering agency

Your local council

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:

Metropolitan Cemeteries Board

Western Australia
Contact us other: 1300 793 109
Email: mcb@mcb.wa.gov.au
Contact us website: http://www.mcb.wa.gov.au/contact-us (Opens in new window)