Cemeteries and crematoria are generally governed by Cemeteries Acts and boards in each state. They may be publicly or privately owned and are becoming more commercially minded and profit focused. Other than cemeteries on church grounds, private cemeteries are owned by companies involved in the funeral industry. Publicly-owned cemeteries are managed by cemetery boards and local governments.
The Cemeteries and Crematoria Association (ACCA) is the peak association in Australia.