The Examiner, a newspaper in Tasmania, reports "The family members of larger people will be slugged with a new fee on their death because of their size.Carr Villa Cemetery and Crematorium has introduced a new oversize gravesite fee for those requiring a plot larger than the regular 210 x 70 centimetres."

 

The fee of $225 was introduced on July 1, and must be paid on top of the regular burial costs – almost all of which have increased by 15 per cent in the 2014-15 Launceston City Council budget.

A single depth site starts at $1186, while a double plot will put you back at least $1387.

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