We are the cemetery operator under the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013 for The Bight Cemetery.
Any member of the public may request access to our records in respect of an interment and may apply to Council to:
(a) record an interment right devolving to another person;
(b) transfer an interment right to another person or to the Council as cemetery operator;
(c) request a determination on whether a person/s is the holder of an interment right.
Applications can be made by completing the relevant form below:
If you are not able to fill in one of the above forms, you may be able to apply to us for a determination on the interment right.
This application is under Section 61(2) of the Cemeteries & Crematoria Act 2013.
To do this you will need to write to us and provide evidence on why you believe you are the holder of the interment right/s.
The evidence to support such an application will depend on the circumstances.
In most instances, if a person dies with a valid will, you need a copy of the grant of probate.
In most instances, if a person dies without a valid will, a copy of the Letters of Administration is required.
These may be unnecessary (if assets of the estate are minimal), in which case, evidence could be:
- a copy of the will; or
- proof of relationship to the deceased and a letter from a solicitor.
Flowcharts in Annexures C and D of the Restoration Action Plan outline the process.
Sometimes none of this information may be available due to the age of the monument. If this is the case, the letter should state your relationship to the person interred and any documents that prove this relationship.
If we are satisfied an interment right has devolved to the applicant, we will amend the register and issue a certificate to the applicant.