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

Annual.

Expiry

30 June.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $100.00

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 Katanning

Contact details

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

Shire Manager, Building and Environmental Services

Operating address: 16-24 Austral Terrace
Katanning
WA 6317
Mailing address: PO BOX 130
Katanning, Western Australia 6317
Phone: 08 9821 9930
Email: admin@katanning.wa.gov.au