Legislation and Regulations

The following Acts, Legislation and Regulations apply to owning and operating cemeteries in South Australia.

  • Local Government Act, 1999 – Schedule 2 Subsidiaries.
  • Coroners Act 2003
  • Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996
  • Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Regulations 1996
  • Burial and Cremation Act 2013

The following website provides information on these Acts, Legislation and Regulations:


The provisions for cemeteries under the Local Government Act and Cemetery Regulations generally only apply to public cemeteries; that is those owned by State or Local Government Authorities.

It is important that each cemetery confirms their status under prevailing legislation to identify their compliance requirements under these Acts and Regulations.

The LGA CCASA presentation can be downloaded from here