Department of Health

Cemeteries – burial depth

Key messages

  • There are minimum depth requirements for burials in Victorian public cemeteries prescribed under the Cemeteries and Crematoria Regulations 2015.
  • The minimum depth for burials depends on the type of burial.
  • There are penalty units associated with failing to meet the minimum burial depths.

Burial depth requirements differ depending on the type of burial:

  • unsealed
  • sealed cap
  • sealed cap and sides.

Download the associated document for detailed information about burial depth requirements.

Reviewed 12 November 2021

Health.vic

Contact details

Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm

Cemetery Sector Governance Support GPO Box 4057, Melbourne , VIC 3001

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