What is a Memorial/Burial Licence?
Many people refer to the Memorial or Burial Licence as a "Cemetery Reservation" or a "Reserving a Plot"
The Memorial / Burial Licence in this case is a written undertaking by Broulee Memorial Gardens & Crematorium to grant its holder exclusive access to the burial place described in the Licence
Burial can be for either Bodily remains or Cremated remains (ashes)
The person to whom a Burial Licence has been issued is called the “Holder”
The Memorial / Burial Licence is part of one’s estate, so if the holder dies the Burial Licence can be claimed by the beneficiaries of the estate
However, it is important to understand that the Burial Licence does not give the holder any equity or property holding in the cemetery. There is no ownership of "the plot" or cemetery land. It is a licence that provides conditional access to the specified burial place
When someone’s body is buried or interred in accordance with the provision of the Burial Licence, the licence is deemed to be exercised. The licence then devolves to the estate of the deceased interred in the burial place. The applicant for the interment is deemed to represent the estate. Further instructions allowed by the licence may be issued by the estate's representative
Grave plot is an area set aside for the burial of human remains that have not been cremated, although ashes may be placed in a grave plot