Cemeteries & Crematoria
The site provides information about:
- public cemeteries, crematoria and cemetery trusts in Victoria for various stakeholders
- Victoria's Cemeteries and Crematoria Regulation Unit
- links to legislation governing the operations of Victoria's cemetery and crematoria system including the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2003 and Cemeteries and Crematoria Regulations 2005
- the appointment of cemetery trust members
- relevant forms for cemetery trusts and other stakeholders
- fee information for cemetery trusts.
Cemeteries & Crematoria Regulation Unit
The role of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Regulation Unit is to administer the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2003.
The key functions of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Regulation Unit include:
- review and implementation of legislation, policy setting and strategic planning
- provision of sector advice
- coordination with other agencies on cemetery issues
- management of key projects that impact the sector
- provision of advice relating to the Act
- evaluation and endorsement of trust fee applications
- investigation of complaints relating to trust governance and fraud
- development of tools and systems to assist trusts to meet their obligations under the Act
- provision of advice to the public about the operation of the Act
- the process and issue of statutory documents.
If the information you require is not on this site, please contact the Cemeteries and Crematoria Regulation Unit.
In Victoria, cemetery trusts are divided into Class A and Class B cemetery trusts. Class A cemetery trusts have greater financial responsibilities with corresponding reporting and accountability requirements and govern the larger public cemeteries. The trust members of Class A cemetery trusts are paid for their services, while Class B trust members are volunteers.