Exhumation application

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Exhumation application

You can apply for an exhumation by completing the form accessible below:

Exhumation Application form (PDF 51.7KB)

There is no specific timeframe on the process of these requests, as each application received by the Attorney-General's Department have different circumstances.

Please post your application to the following address:

Office of the Chief Executive

GPO Box 464


The website links below provide further information regarding exhumations.

Burial and Cremation Act 2013 - link to South Australian Legisalation website

Human remains - link to SA Health website

Last updated: 
Tuesday, 28 April 2015
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