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Cremation regulations in Western Australia

Permit to cremate

The remains of deceased persons can only be cremated in Western Australia if a permit has been issued by a medical referee. The application process for a permit to cremate is specified by law, and requires the use of the prescribed forms.

» Form 6: Application for permit to cremate for use by the administrator or nearest surviving relative
» Form 7: Certificate of medical practitioner for use by medical practitioners
» Form 9: Permit to cremate for use by medical referees

» See Cremation approval process and prescribed forms for details

Members of the public can get information about cremation facilities and services from the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board (external link).

An audit checklist for use by crematoria is available at: Cremation audit checklist (PDF 938KB)

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