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Who are the AFDA?

Formed in 1935, Australian Funeral Directors Association (AFDA) is the only national funeral service organisation with Member firms in every State and Territory. AFDA is a public company, limited by guarantee, that is administered by an elected Board with a National Office and six Divisional Offices.

AFDA Member firms are chosen by more than 60% of families to provide funeral arrangements for their loved ones. AFDA is widely recognised as the authoritative voice on all funeral matters and its key objective is to optimise the funeral experience and ensure quality delivery of service to the wider community by enhancing and promoting professional funeral standards.

Why do funerals matter?

People need time to mourn the loss of family and friends. A funeral ceremony fills this need and provides people with an important place to share in their grief and help the living say goodbye. Grief is hard, sometimes unbearable, but certainly doesn’t go away if we try to deny it happens. Funerals offer finality and understanding that loved ones have died and allow us to remember and celebrate a life lived.

Why use an AFDA member?

AFDA Members and the AFDA Trademark represent security, care and professional service. AFDA Members are bound by a strict Code of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct designed to meet both community needs and expectations in all aspects of service delivery. The Code is a reassurance to the community of sincere care and professional service, particularly at a time of uncertainty and distress for grieving families and relatives.

AFDA in the News

  • An Amateur Undertaking in Australian Mining Town With No Funeral Home
  • Families encouraged to talk about funeral plans before it's too late
  • As Australia's religious make-up changes, so, too, is the country's funeral-service industry

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