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Cemeteries & Crematoria NSW

Your rights

Your rights

The NSW Government has legislation to manage burial and cremation (interment) in NSW.

Interment rights

The legislation includes interment rights.

An interment right is a contract with a cemetery operator allowing interment at a particular location. When you ‘buy’ a site, you do not purchase a piece of land. Instead, you purchase the right to have remains interred in a particular location. An interment right is not required for scattering cremated remains in a cemetery.

Interment rights apply to burials of human remains (including cremated remains) in the earth, mausoleums, crypts, vaults and niche walls.

For more information read our fact sheet on interment rights (PDF, 206KB).

Our General Consumer Guide (PDF, 604KB) covers interment rights, burial and cremation options and general pricing information.

Quick guides are available below in 7 languages.


Interment rights in NSW (PDF)(41.21 KB)
Perpetual interment rights (PDF)(37.96 KB)
Renewable interment rights (PDF)(43.87 KB)
Cremation (PDF)(38.08 KB)
Natural burial (PDF)(36.41 KB)

Arabic – عربي

دليل سريع (PDF)(223.25 KB)
دليل سريع (PDF)(191.67 KB)
الحرق (PDF)(210.2 KB)
الدفن الطبيعي (PDF)(187.52 KB)

Chinese simplified – 简体中文

永久性安葬权 (PDF)(233.46 KB)
可续期安葬权 (PDF)(295.98 KB)
火葬 (PDF)(256.14 KB)
转让或遗赠安葬权 (PDF)(244.95 KB)
自然安葬 (PDF)(229.04 KB)

Chinese traditional – 繁體中文

新南威爾士州的安葬權 (PDF)(271.96 KB)
永久性安葬權 (PDF)(264.18 KB)
可續期安葬權 (PDF)(302.61 KB)
火葬 (PDF)(267.35 KB)
轉讓或遺贈安葬權 (PDF)(253.55 KB)
自然葬 (PDF)(250.42 KB)

Italian – Italiano