The Metropolitan Cemetery Board is the governing body over the Karrakatta, Midland, Pinnaroo, Fremantle, and Rockingham cemeteries. In addition to its role as the manager of cemeteries and memorial parks within the metropolitan area, the MCB makes sure that cemetery legislation is followed. It is also responsible for the licencing of Funeral Directors and Monumental Masons operating within the metropolitan area. As the peak cemetery management authority within the State, the MCB provides assistance and advice to smaller cemetery management authorities and local governments within regional areas of Western Australia.
In Western Australia, all metropolitan funeral directors must be approved by the MCB, and are held to their standards. Every year, all funeral homes are inspected to ensure standards are met and that all those seeking funeral services are protected at an emotional time to the best of their ability.