In 2012, the NSW Government commenced a program of reforms to bring a coordinated, strategic approach to management of interment in New South Wales.

 The Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013 (the Act) was passed by the NSW Parliament and commenced on 24 October 2014. Part 4 of the Act which introduces a new interment rights system in NSW commenced on 25 June 2018 with a 12 month transition period to June 2019 to enable implementation in a measured and systematic manner.


Information and resources to assist both cemetery operators and consumers will be progressively published on this website in the coming months.

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