The Public Health Regulation 2022 (the Regulation) allows the burial of a deceased person on private land if the area of landholding is at least five hectares, and it has been approved by the local government authority.
Local Council approval is required for a burial on private land. The burial must not contaminate a drinking water supply and other conditions may apply to the approval. Applicants are advised to contact the council where the burial is to take place to confirm local council rules, and to obtain the necessary approval.
For burials on private land other than a private cemetery, the following conditions need to be met: