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Tweed Shire Council may consider an application for a burial on private property under the requirements of the Public Health Act 2010 and the Public Health (Disposal of Bodies) Regulation 2012.

As Council’s objective is to protect public health, no area can be used for private burials unless written permission of Council has been obtained.
An application is therefore required to be made in writing, accompanied by a site plan and the current adopted fee. No application shall be considered should the subject land parcel be less than 5 hectares.

Who to contact:

Further information can be obtained from the links below or by contacting Council’s Environmental Health Services on (02) 6670 2400.

Note: Any application for the establishment of a private cemetery will be the subject of a development application and enquiries should be directed to Council’s Development Assessment Unit on (02) 6670 2400.

Helpful Links

Cemeteries and Burial Policy (73kB PDF)
NSW Health Guideline - Burials on Private Property
Public Health Act 2010

Last Updated: 22 October 2013