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Plain English Statements

Section 30.2 of the Burial and Cremation Act 2013 states that it is the responsibility of the Cemetery Authority to provide a written statement in plain English, before issuing an interment right to a person.

The plain English statement must include:

  • all of the requirements of an interment right detail in as required by Section 30(1) of the Act;

  • sets out the rights and responsibilities of the relevant authority and relatives of a;

  • deceased in relation to any memorial to the deceased, and;

  • details the cost of the interment right and any options for periodic payments;

A separate plain English statement should be provided for the:


The Cemeteries and Crematoria Association of SA supply legally prepared Plain English Statements in books of 50 triplicate pages, which can be ordered by downloading a Plain English Statement Order form.

For more information, please contact us at


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