Guidelines for the preparation of the deceased for burial or cremation

The 'Guidelines for the preparation of the deceased for burial or cremation' (the Guidelines) have been developed to set out the minimum requirements that are expected of the Funeral Industry.

The Funeral Industry is largely regulated by Local Government but the Public Health Act 2016 and Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 provide important legislation intended to ensure that Public Health principles are applied to the practice of preparing the deceased for burial or cremation.

The Guidelines do not replace other official guidelines provided for the Funeral Industry but should be read in conjunction with them.

The Guidelines, which were prepared by the Public Health Division of the Department of Health (DOH) Western Australia in conjunction with the Funeral Industry, are published by the Deputy Chief Health Officer.

View the Guidelines for the preparation of the deceased for burial or cremation (PDF 105KB)

Contact

Principal Medical Advisor
Medical and Regulatory Support
Office of the Chief Health Officer
Public Health Division
9222 2295 fax: 9222 2322
Email: edphwa@health.wa.gov.au

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