Single Funeral Permit - Western Australia


You will require 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:

  • To authorise someone who does not hold a funeral director's licence to conduct a funeral.
  • To 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
  • Karakatta 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


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

Eligibility requirements

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
  • lodge the required burial or cremation application and associated certificates and permits
  • pay the permit fees.

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


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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $98.45


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Single Funeral Permit - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Cemeteries Act 1986 WA

Local law(s) name

Cemeteries Local Law 2001

Approval time

Approximately two hours.

Administering agency

Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes

Contact details

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

Enquiries Officer

Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes

Operating address: 1 Steere Street
Bridgetown, Western Australia 6255
Mailing address: PO BOX 271
Bridgetown, Western Australia 6255
Phone: 08 9761 1555
Fax: 08 9761 2023
Website: Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes (Opens in new window)