In 2019-2020, the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment commenced a statutory review of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013.

The Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013 commenced in 2014 to regulate the interment sector in NSW; the five-year statutory review is required under Section 144 of the Act.

The Review was led by industry experts Tim Scott and David Harley AM. Tim Scott of Whitella Consulting has significant expertise in the cemetery and crematoria sector and David Harley has been a key advisor to the Government on the interment industry.

The final Review Report was tabled in Parliament on 19 February 2021 and is now publicly available.

The Government is currently considering the findings and recommendations in the Report and will provide its response in due course.

Refer to the Terms of Reference for further information about the review.

Contact details:

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Karin Bishop, Director, Cabinet & Partnerships, Office of the Group Deputy Secretary
Phone: 1300 886 235
Address: Locked Bag 5022, Parramatta NSW 2124