Role of Council

Wagga Wagga City Council maintains a register of funerals and mortuaries within its area. Routine inspections and audits of all mortuaries are undertaken by authorised officers to ensure proper procedures are implemented in the transportation, storage and handling of bodies.

The Public Health Regulation 2012 controls:

  • premises and facilities for handling bodies
  • waste disposal
  • handling of bodies including embalming, viewing, the use of body bags and storage of bodies
  • vehicles
  • restriction of burials
  • exhumations
  • crematories and cremations
  • maintenance of registers

Burial on Private Land