Cemeteries & Crematoria NSW has advised that its website has been updated with an additional resource being the general consumer guide to interment rights in NSW.


Cemeteries & Crematoria NSW (CCNSW) has developed this consumer guide to help the general public understand the interment rights system in New South Wales (NSW). The system, which commenced on 25 June 2018, provides certainty and clarity about interment rights for the community and ensures a standardised set of arrangements for managing interment rights, while recognising and protecting all existing burial and interment licences previously granted.

The option of renewable interment is permitted for those persons who may wish to consider this alternative. This is, however, a voluntary decision.

Often decisions regarding interment occur at a time of stress and are taken at need, hence this guide also includes basic information to assist readers with:

  • understanding the legal requirements for burial and cremation
  • options that could be considered for interment
  • costs and fees for burial and cremation
  • commonly used terms in the interment sector
  • suggested sources for further information that may be helpful.

The consumer guide will be periodically updated and revised to ensure it remains relevant and useful for community.

Dr Stepan Kerkyasharian AO, Chair, CCNSW Board


Visit the CCNSW Website       Download the Guide