Department of Health

Managing limited tenure cremated remains of veterans

Guidelines for cemetery trusts

The Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2003 (the Act) was amended in 2015 to recognise the contribution of veterans and to reflect community expectations for managing veterans’ cremated remains. The amended Act is intended to ensure that identified veterans’ cremated remains are not scattered upon expiry of a limited tenure interment, but rather are preserved in perpetuity.

The amended Act provides trusts with a range of options to help manage identified veterans’ cremated remains.


Date published
01 Aug 2021

Reviewed 07 April 2022

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