Department of Health

Key messages

  • Cemetery trusts develop and implement policies to support the effective management of the cemeteries they are responsible for.
  • The department has developed templates to assist Class B cemetery trusts develop and document trust policies.
  • Trust policies should be reviewed at least every two years.

Cemetery trusts develop and implement policies to support the effective management of the cemeteries they are responsible for. Cemetery trust policies must be consistent with the requirements of relevant legislation and departmental guidelines and policies.

The department has developed policy templates for Class B cemetery trusts in consultation with stakeholders including cemetery trusts and the Cemeteries and Crematoria Association of Victoria. The templates have been developed in response to government policy, findings of the Performance support program for Class B cemetery trusts and other issues raised by cemetery trusts.

The policy templates are available for download and cemetery trusts can review and adapt the templates as required. Trust policies should be reviewed at least every two years.

As new policy templates are developed they will be added to the list of downloads below.

Reviewed 25 September 2020

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Contact details

Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Cemetery Sector Governance Support Postal address: Cemetery Sector Governance Support Department of Health GPO Box 4057 Melbourne VIC 3001

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