Cemeteries legislation

On 27 November 2019, the Burial and Cremation Bill 2019 PDF (536.4 KB) was withdrawn from Parliament. The department will continue discussions with stakeholders to listen to feedback and ensure further understanding.

The intent of the planned Bill included supporting traditional burials, allowing Aboriginal organisations and landowners to manage their own cemeteries, formalising kinship and cultural decision making and ensuring record keeping for future generations.

Supporting information for the withdrawn Burial and Cremation Bill 2019, including a discussion paper and FAQ documents, is from consultations held from
3 December 2018 - 31 March 2019.

Last updated: 22 January 2020

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