Many people choose to pre-purchase a Burial Licence to ensure their loved ones are not burdened with these choices during an emotional time. A Burial Licence is an exclusive right granted by Council (or its predecessors) for use of a burial plot, niche wall space or memorial garden suite space. The holder of the Burial Licence has the sole authority to determine who can be interred in the burial plot, niche wall or memorial garden suite and to allow memorials including headstones, inscriptions etc to be placed on the grave site, niche wall or memorial garden suite.
A Burial Permit is required prior to an interment or placement of cremated remains including interment or scattering of ashes on the plot. A Burial Permit application must be completed and signed by the Burial Licence owner (Grantee) and lodged by the Funeral Director prior to the burial, interment or placement of ashes. The location of available plots or spaces, details or previous interment or placement of ashes must be verified by Council.
View more information on burial licences and burial permits
on our cemeteries page.