The Metropolitan Cemeteries Board is a body corporate with perpetual succession and its responsibilities are described in the Cemeteries Act 1986.

The Board assumed management of Midland and Guildford Cemeteries in 1989 and Fremantle Cemetery on 1st July 2003. By-laws gazetted in 1992 set out administrative and general provisions for operating cemeteries under the Board’s control.

The Board also has powers under the Cremations Act 1929.

The MCB also operates a number of policies based on relevant Commonwealth and State legislation. Our Freedom of Information Statement can be accessed here.