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Exhumation application

To arrange an exhumation you must apply for a licence from the Attorney-General. 

The licence application form includes details of criteria, information and documentation required by the Attorney-General.

Exhumation application form (PDF 52KB)

There's no specific timeframe on the process, as each application has different circumstances.

Application and all accompanying documentation to be posted or emailed to:

Office of the Chief Executive

Attorney-General's Department

agd.agd [at] sa.gov.au 

GPO Box 464


For further information about exhumations in South Australia see the Burial and Cremation Act 2013 and information from SA Health regarding human remains.