Cemeteries & Crematoria NSW

Cemeteries & Crematoria NSW (CCNSW) is a statutory agency supporting and regulating the interment industry, assessing interment needs and developing planning strategies for cemetery space. CCNSW also provides information to the public.

CCNSW was created in 2014 under the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013.

Customer Service Standards

Our Customer Service Standards outline our vision, purpose, priorities and standards.

Advice to operators

For information on the sale of inactive or full capacity cemeteries, read the Advisory Note on the sale of closed cemeteries

Changes to legislation

On the 1 July 2018 the Crown Land Management Act 2016 (CLM Act) commenced. The CLM Act and associated Crown Land Regulation 2018, has resulted in a number of changes for Crown cemetery operators.

Further information is provided in the resources below:

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    A new interment rights system in NSW

    The new interment rights system commenced in June 2018 with a 12 month transition period.

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    Our current register will help you find cemeteries and crematoria across NSW.

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    Structure & governance

    Find out about CCNSW.

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    Planning & reporting

    Plans and reports about NSW cemeteries and crematoria.

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    The complete list of publications by CCNSW.

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    Contact & complaints

    We are committed to promptly addressing and resolving complaints concerning cemeteries, crematoria, or our service.