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What is a burial right, burial licence or interment right?

What is meant by the terms burial right, burial licence or interment right? Do these terms all have different meanings?

Category: Burial RIghts


Over time these three terms have been used to describe the same thing... the right to authorise use of a grave or other position eg a crypt or mausoleum, for placing or burying bodily remains.  To acquire a right an application needs to be made to the cemetery operator, accompanied by the relevant fee.  Once that application and fee is accepted the right can be issued.  The holder of the right (the successful applicant) can then authorise the use of the position for a burial or placement of a memorial.

In NSW the right may be issued with perpetual (forever) or limited tenure.  The actual terms may vary between cemeteries.


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