Expressions of interest: Cemeteries & Crematoria NSW Community and Consumer Consultative Group

We are seeking public expertise on NSW burial and cremation services.

Cemeteries & Crematoria NSW is seeking members of the public who are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about burial and cremation services and would like to contribute to a high-level NSW Government advisory group on interment issues.

Interment is the management of deceased human remains, which commonly are buried or cremated. Close partnerships with the public helps Cemeteries & Crematoria NSW to understand the wide range of needs for respectful, affordable and sustainable interment services in NSW.

To represent the diversity within NSW, we are looking for a broad cross-section of people from a range of cultural, faith and non-faith backgrounds, and those with consumer and environmental perspectives.

Private individuals are welcome to apply, as are representatives of community and consumer groups.

Community service providers with similar interests are also welcome to apply. This includes funeral celebrants, not-for-profit funeral organisations, ageing and welfare services, and small suppliers of environmentally-conscious interment methods.

Applicants must be NSW residents and committed to attending quarterly meetings in Parramatta and Sydney CBD from late 2019.

Terms of reference have been established for the committee.

How to apply

You can submit an expression of interest using one of the following methods. If you have any problems using our forms or submitting an application, please contact us (see details below).

Register online

Closing date

Expressions of interest close at midnight on Monday 9 September 2019.

Find out more

For more information about the consultative group or Cemeteries & Crematoria NSW, phone 02 9842 8473 or email

Frequently asked questions

Does the group get paid?

Group members participating in their private capacity may be eligible to receive participation fees and travel reimbursement in accordance with NSW Public Service Commission guidelines.

How often will the group meet?

The group will meet around four times a year from late 2019 to November 2020, with potential for membership to be renewed at the end of the term.

Do I have to belong to a Church or be religious to participate?

Cemeteries & Crematoria NSW welcomes applications from people with a broad range of perspectives, including people with faith, as well as those who are not religious.

How will you let people know if they are successful/not successful?

CCNSW will inform people of their application outcome in October 2019.