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New provisions, introduced on Saturday 6 June 2020, state that: 

  • up to 100 people can attend a funeral held indoors; or  
  • up to 300 people can attend a funeral held outdoors.  

People who are needed to conduct the funeral, such as the funeral director and the funeral celebrant, are not included as part of these limits. 

All attendees are required to comply with physical distancing requirements (2 square metres per person).  

An exemption from these limits can be applied for by completing the application form available on the department’s website and submitting it via email to


Page reviewed 30 July 2019