Morgue Licence - Western Australia

Description

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

Licence

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

Exemptions

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.

Duration

Valid until 31 December each year.

Expiry

Licences expire on 30 June each year.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

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

Forms

Task Resources
Apply Application for a Morgue Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

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

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
Email: shire@broome.wa.gov.au
Website: Shire of Broome (Opens in new window)