Join

Membership Information

The objective of the Australian Funeral Directors Association (AFDA) is to promote professional funeral standards, provide industry leadership and to negotiate with key industry stakeholders on Members’ behalf. The AFDA is committed to ensuring Members meet best professional practice standards, ensuring that the AFDA name and trademark represents security, care and professional service to potential customers.
AFDA Members are bound by a strict Code of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct designed to meet community needs and expectations in all aspects of service delivery.
Prospective Full Member firms must comply with required standards for premises, equipment and vehicles (PEV) before AFDA membership is granted and commit to undertake a minimum number of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours each year to promote and improve professional funeral standards.
AFDA Membership is divided into a number of different categories:

Membership Benefits

  • Benefits of AFDA Full Membership

    An AFDA Full Member is a funeral directing firm that is represented at the Association by a Nominated Representative who may be the owner, partner or manager. As an AFDA Full Member you will receive the following benefits:

    • Support and advice on all industry issues including legislation, IR matters, WH&S, etc
    • Blanket copyright cover for all publishable material (written or performed) in a funeral or associated service as part of membership
    • Complimentary copy of The Australian Funeral Director Journal printed quarterly
    • Regular Member Updates including bi-monthly e-newsletter
    • Opportunity for professional development by attending AFDA education and training programs
    • Access to AFDA Member tools, webinars, policies and guidelines
    • Networking opportunities at AFDA events
    • AFDA formal complaints procedure
    • Advertising in The Australian Funeral Director Journal Member Service Directory
    • AFDA Merchandise: brochures, jewellery pouches, presentation folders, carry bags, etc
    • Access to a number of business services through AFDA Affiliate Members and Member Benefits
    • Regular engagement with AFDA Members via social media
    • Exclusive access to Members Area of the AFDA website
    • AFDA Member’s interests represented in any Government enquiries, taskforces, working parties and initiatives
    • Access to international funeral industry contacts including members of FIAT-IFTA – The World Organisation of Funeral Operatives
  • Benefits of AFDA Affiliate Membership

    An AFDA Affiliate Member is a supplier of any goods and services to the funeral industry. As an AFDA Affiliate Member you will receive the following benefits:

    • Complimentary copy of The Australian Funeral Director Journal printed quarterly
    • Regular Member Updates including bi-monthly e-newsletter
    • Business listed on the Member’s Area of the AFDA website
    • Business listed in The Australian Funeral Director Journal Corporate Affiliate Members Service Directory
    • Access to a listing of current AFDA Members
    • One complimentary A4 insert in The Australian Funeral DirectorJournal (with Editor’s discretion)
    • May have one representative attend AFDA events (at own cost) and Association meetings but is not entitled to vote
    • Exclusive access to the Members Area of the AFDA website
    • Use of Affiliate Member trademark/logo in line with the Corporate Guidelines
    • Use of words ‘Affiliate Member, Australian Funeral Directors Association’ or ‘Affiliate Member, AFDA’ after business name
    • Regular engagement with AFDA Members via social media
    • Opportunity to broaden business exposure (at additional cost) by:
      • Providing a Member Benefit
      • Advertising in The Australian Funeral Director Journal
      • Becoming a National Corporate Partner, Divisional Sponsor and/or National Convention Sponsor
      • Having additional representatives attend events
  • Benefits of AFDA Associate, Special Associate and International Associate Membership

    AFDA Associate Members are individuals who are employed by Member firms, usually in senior management. AFDA Special Associate Members are individuals who are funeral directors aged 55 years or older. AFDA International Associate Members are funeral directors in countries outside of Australia. As an AFDA Associate, Special Associate and International Associate Member you will receive the following benefits:

    • A complimentary copy of The Australian Funeral Director Journal printed quarterly
    • Regular Member Updates including bi-monthly e-newsletter
    • Invitation to attend all National and Divisional events (at own cost)
    • Exclusive access to Members Area of AFDA website

Becoming a Member

Further information and an application form for each of the categories of AFDA Membership listed above can be obtained by contacting the AFDA Membership Manager on 03 9859 9966 or email [email protected]