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