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, 268.5 KB)

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@sa.gov.au

GPO Box 464
ADELAIDE SA 5001

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