Key messages

  • There are minimum depth requirements for burials in Victorian public cemeteries prescribed under the Cemeteries and Crematoria Regulations 2015.
  • The minimum depth for burials depends on the type of burial.
  • There are penalty units associated with failing to meet the minimum burial depths.

Burial depth requirements differ depending on the type of burial:

  • unsealed
  • sealed cap
  • sealed cap and sides.

Download the associated document for detailed information about burial depth requirements.