A centralised database of Tasmanian Anglican burial records will be a reality following a decision by the church's assembly.
Hundreds of parish representatives from around the state gathered at the Launceston Church Grammar School for the annual Anglican Diocese of Tasmania Synod held on Friday and Saturday.
Anglican Bishop of Tasmania Richard Condie said the Synod made the decision to provide centralised management of cemeteries in the Diocesan office.
"This will enable record keeping and management of the maintenance of cemeteries to be done in a more professional manner," Dr Condie said.
"Parishes can opt-in during the initial period, before the centralised management becomes mandatory."
It was discussed at Synod that difficulty in record keeping for the church arose due to Anglican burials in the state dating back as far as the 1800s.
In an aim to ensure all burial records were well-kept, the state government introduced the Burial and Cremation (Cemetery) Regulations 2005.
However, after completing an audit, the records kept by the Anglican Church did not fully comply with modern regulations.
Dr Condie said the bill aimed for the church to "do the right thing" and be responsible corporate citizens in its record keeping and cemetery maintenance.
"The central management will set the burial fees in Anglican cemeteries to make provision for the management and maintenance of the cemeteries over their lifespan," he said.